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#GrowingUpInAnAfricanHome Is Giving Us Serious Nostalgia and Serious Laughs

African Twitter relives the moments we all know too well with the hilarious and trending hashtag, #GrowingUpInAnAfricanHome.

Over the past 24 hours, African Twitter took a virtual trip down memory lane with #GrowingUpInAnAfricanHome.


Hilarious (but true) examples, moments and instances from Twitter users flooded the hashtag on the experience of being raised by African parents.

From discovering when the goods (i.e. juice) in the house only appear when visitors come over, to fetching the remote when your mom or dad is sitting one seat cushion away from the damn thing, these tweets definitely put one thing in perspective—the struggle was real, yet we’ve been riding the struggle bus together this whole time.

Take a look at our favorites below:

And ICYMI, check out our favorite tweets from #YouKnowYouAreAfrican and #IfAfricaWasASchool.

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Mozambique's Political Unrest: Where Things Stand

Fears continue to be on the rise as more attacks by militants are anticipated in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province.

On March 24th, militants stormed Palma—a gas-rich city in Mozambique—as part of an ongoing insurgency in the country dating back to 2017. Dozens of civilians have been killed although an official death toll has not been declared as of yet. Currently, at least 8000 more have been left displaced, fleeing to other parts of the country and attempting to seek asylum in Tanzania. This is believed to be the worst attacks carried out by the Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab, to date.
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Former Burkinabe President Charged with Thomas Sankara's Murder

Justice is on the horizon as Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, is indicted for the 1987 assassination of Thomas Sankara.