African greeting videos: are they exploitative and racist or just a fun way for creators to make a living?

African greeting videos have exploded in popularity. Are they empowering or Blaxploitation?

'These videos speak to an African fetishizing so typical of the West.'

On Feb 17, 2024 by Abderrahemane Nejam

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‘Africa was never hers,’: West Africans roast France on TikTok after coup in Niger, declare colonization ‘over’

The trend is spreading across the app.

On Aug 3, 2023 by Marlon Ettinger

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How Nairaland, Nigeria’s version of Reddit, helped me discover my LGBTQ tribe

A 16-year-old university applicant ended up being inspired.

On Jun 28, 2023 by obinnatonyfrancisochem

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‘Food brings people together’: Teenager in Texas brought her family to try fufu, a traditional African food, because she saw the dish on TikTok

'I want to try some too.'

On Jul 15, 2022 by Jack Alban

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‘This is so heartbreaking’: Woman shares her experience with female genital mutilation in viral TikTok

'FGM is not talked about enough!'

On Jun 1, 2022 by Kathleen Wong

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‘They’re a bad product’: Woman claims that using an Always menstrual pad sent her into septic shock

'I don't trust their sh*t.'

On May 14, 2022 by Brooke Sjoberg

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Twitter is hosting threats to Ghana’s LGBTQ community

One user said they would beat members of the LGBTQ community if same-sex relations were legalized.

On Mar 3, 2021 by Samira Sadeque

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Social media taxes in Africa will cripple a generation of internet users

It's bad policy on top of bad policy.

On Dec 23, 2020 by Pearl Kasirye

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Adele’s ‘SNL’ sketch about Africa is being called problematic

People love that she broke character. What they don't love is the sketch itself.

On Oct 25, 2020 by Kahron Spearman

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TikTok influencer freaks out after being quarantined in Rwanda

'You can take your white savior complex and your privilege elsewhere.'

On Sep 8, 2020 by Jeremy Steinberger

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Africa is the newest sphere of illicit Russian Facebook activity

The networks reached hundreds of thousands of people.

On Oct 30, 2019 by Andrew Wyrich


Viral thread highlights the beauty of African architecture

'African Architecture is mostly forgotten and not showcased as it should be.'

On Sep 8, 2019 by Tiffanie Drayton

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Social media is helping raise awareness about massacres in Sudan

Sudan is in the middle of a revolution, and a social media campaign is playing a part.

On Jun 12, 2019 by Katie Balevic

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Listen to Pitbull cover Toto’s ‘Africa’ for the ‘Aquaman’ soundtrack—or don’t


On Dec 13, 2018 by Gabrielle Sorto

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Trump’s first-ever tweet about Africa as president is about white people

He tags the wrong person, makes baffling request inspired by Fox News.

On Aug 23, 2018 by David Covucci