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Dikembe Mutombo And The Mayan Apocalypse

Dikembe Mutombo video game features the Congolese NBA star challenging the Mayan Apocalypse.


First, Angola's real life "rebel" Jonas Savimbi appears as a video game star in the new "Call of Duty: Black Ops II", now, Congolese NBA star Dikembe Mutombo saves Earth from the apocalypse popularly predicted by the Mayan calendar in this Old Spice-sponsored online video game. The game chronicles the events leading up to the notorious Dec. 21, 2012 doomsday. Dikembe confronts the Gangnam dance craze that distracts Americans from voting, as well as has Thanksgiving dinner with his animal friends, Science the Bear and Random the Turkey. Random? hell yes. The game's quirkiness borderlines stupidity. The conversation in the Okay office went something like this:

Nate: "This might be one of the greatest marketing ideas of all time. Also might be the dumbest thing I've ever seen."

Eddie Stats: "The fact that stuff like this is mainstream culture is the probably the most reliable indicator that the Mayan apocalypse is actually happening."

Play the game here if you've got 20 minutes free to dumb out.

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Global Citizen x OkayAfrica: The Impact of Conflict on Children

An estimated 1.4 million children have been hit by schools closing in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amid conflict and crisis. Here's how that's impacting Ethiopia's children.

In times of conflict and war, school-aged children could have their futures defined by whether or not they can access education amid ongoing violence.

Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray is in the midst of a war that has impacted millions of lives and affected neighboring regions, Amhara and Afar. The war — which has forced citizens to flee, has tipped the region into famine, and has barricaded humanitarian aid from reaching the most vulnerable — has now been going on for about 11 months.

As the beginning of the school season draws nearer, safely reopening schools, making education accessible, and protecting children from the impacts of violence in the affected regions is a priority for aid agencies.

"As schools prepare to reopen in early October in most parts of the country, in Tigray and the bordering regions of Afar and Amhara, where the conflict has expanded, education remains at a standstill," Director of Education Cannot Wait, Yasmine Sherif, told Global Citizen.

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How Beauty Boy, Enioluwa Adeoluwa, Is Shattering the Expectations of Masculinity In Nigeria

Affectionately known as Lipgloss Boy, Enioluwa has become one of the most popular influencers in Nigeria — and he's done so without conforming to the notions of masculinity or imposed limitations on what a man should be able to do.