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These Hilarious Tweets From #YouKnowYouAreAfrican Will Make Your Week

From stew filled ice cream buckets to using the onion sack as a sponge, African Twitter is back at it again with #YouKnowYouAreAfrican.

If you’re still experiencing #IfAfricaWasASchool withdrawals, you now can still have nostalgia-filled laughs with #YouKnowYouAreAfrican.


Twitter users @Curate_Africa and @UNcubeOthungayo set off the hashtag today, prompting a flood of hilarious (and true) tweets on how one knows they’re African. Users followed suit touching on saving the meat for last when savoring your dinner, using part of the onion sack as an exfoliating sponge (now you know how our skin is so smooth), stew filled ice cream buckets, plastic bags full of more plastic bags, and more.

Take a look at our favorites below:

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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