The Heroro-Nama Genocide: Germany’s Brutal Genocide in Namibia in the early 20th Century

The Herero and Namaqua Genocide is considered to have been the first genocide of the 20th century. It took place between 1904 and 1907 in German South-West Africa(modern day Namibia), during the Herero Wars.

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s First President, and the Last African Independence Leader from the 1960s Dies at 97

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and one of Africa’s last surviving liberation leaders, has died at a military hospital in Lusaka, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 97.

Artefacts Looted From Ethiopia 150 Years Ago Withdrawn From Uk Auction After Ethiopia’s Appeal

Two artefacts that were stolen during colonial-era looting by British forces in Ethiopia have been withdrawn from auction after the Ethiopian government appealed in a letter.

World’s Third Largest Diamond Discovered in Botswana

The diamond firm Debswana has announced the discovery in Botswana of a 1,098-carat stone that it described as the third largest of its kind in the world.

The Earliest Obtainable Map of the Whole Continent of Africa

Mapped by Sebastian Münster, the map below is the earliest obtainable map of the whole continent of Africa. The map was published in the 1552 edition of Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia.

Woman in South Africa Gives Birth to 10 Babies, Sets Guinness World Record

A South African mother has given birth to 10 babies in a single delivery, breaking a global record set just last month by a Moroccan woman.

Ande Dem Trainers: Senegalese Street Sellers in Barcelona Take on Nike With Own-brand Trainers

After years of selling knockoff merchandise like designer shoes, handbags etc, Barcelona’s street vendors known as Manteros have set up a co-operative and launched a line of trainers under the brand name Top Manta

Flora Nwapa: This Nigerian Was the First African Woman to Publish a Novel in English Language

Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa, was a Nigerian author who has been called the mother of modern African Literature. Her book Efuru is the first book written by an African woman, to be published internationally.

Kenyans to Sue British Army Over Wildfire That Destroyed 12,000 Acres

A Kenyan court has allowed over 1,000 residents living near a British military training base in the country to jointly seek damages alongside an...

Wangari Maathai, First Black Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize

Dr. Wangarĩ Muta Maathai was a Kenyan social, environmental, and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

This Spiritual Leader Was Hanged and Decapitated by the British in 1898 for Opposing Colonial Rule in Zimbabwe

In 1898, Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana, or Mbuya Nehanda as she was known, was a powerful spirit medium, and heroine of the First Chimurenga, the revolt against the British South Africa Company in Matabeleland.

Meet the Dinka People of South Sudan, the Tallest People in Africa

The Dinka peoples of South Sudan are known all over the world for their height, some refer to their land as the land of giants: on average, its men stand almost 6ft according to a recent survey conducted in the country.

On This Day: Rhode Island Enacted Its 1st Law Declaring Slavery Illegal

Slavery in the United States wasn’t abolished at the federal level until after the Civil War, but on this day in history, May 18, 1652, the first anti-slavery statute in the U.S. colonies was passed in what’s now the state of Rhode Island.

Job Maseko: The South African WW2 Hero Who Sunk a German Ship Whilst a Prisoner

Job Maseko was a South African soldier during World War II, who gained fame by his actions in sinking a German vessel whilst serving as a prisoner of war.

Meet 97-Year-old Kenneth Kaunda, the only African Independence Leader from the 1960s Still Alive

Kenneth David Kaunda also known as KK, is a Zambian former politician who led Zambia to independence from British rule in 1964 and served as the country’s first president until 1991.

Archaeologists Uncover Oldest Human Burial in Kenya

Archaeologists have identified the oldest known human burial in Africa during field work that uncovered the remains of a child laid carefully to rest in a grave nearly 80,000 years ago.

Tani Adewumi: 10 Year Old Nigerian is Now a US National Chess Master

Nigerian American Tani Adewumi is only 10 years old, but he has just become a U.S. Chess National Master with a rating of 2223. Tani...

World’s Best Dads: The Loving Fathers of the Aka Tribe in Central Africa

In the Aka tribe of Central Africa, fathers spend more time with their children than most parents in industrialized societies.

Biblical Justification for Slavery: Interpreting the Curse of Ham

The biblical story of Genesis 9:20-27 has always left more readers confused than informed. Like the story of Job and many Old Testament stories,...

Top 10 Best Governed Countries In Africa – 2021

The Chandler Good Government Index, released for the first time, has placed Mauritius as the best governed country in Africa and 38th best governed in the world.

Culture

Artefacts Looted From Ethiopia 150 Years Ago Withdrawn From Uk Auction After Ethiopia’s Appeal

Two artefacts that were stolen during colonial-era looting by British forces in Ethiopia have been withdrawn from auction after the Ethiopian government appealed in a letter.

This Spiritual Leader Was Hanged and Decapitated by the British in 1898 for Opposing Colonial Rule in Zimbabwe

In 1898, Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana, or Mbuya Nehanda as she was known, was a powerful spirit medium, and heroine of the First Chimurenga, the revolt against the British South Africa Company in Matabeleland.

Meet the Dinka People of South Sudan, the Tallest People in Africa

The Dinka peoples of South Sudan are known all over the world for their height, some refer to their land as the land of giants: on average, its men stand almost 6ft according to a recent survey conducted in the country.

World’s Best Dads: The Loving Fathers of the Aka Tribe in Central Africa

In the Aka tribe of Central Africa, fathers spend more time with their children than most parents in industrialized societies.

Top 10 Worst Governed Countries In Africa – 2021

According to the index, Zimbabwe is the worst governed country in Africa and the second worst world, while Nigeria was ranked the second worst in Africa and the third-worst governed country in the world.

Dancing With The Dead: Meet The Chimbu Skeleton Dancers of Papua New Guinea

There are quite a number of indigenous tribes around the world with their peculiar cultures and practices which may seem queer to an outsider. One...

Top 10 African Countries With The Highest Rates of Child Marriage

Child marriage is a truly global problem that cuts across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities. Child brides can be found in every region in...

History

On This Day: Rhode Island Enacted Its 1st Law Declaring Slavery Illegal

Slavery in the United States wasn’t abolished at the federal level until after the Civil War, but on this day in history, May 18, 1652, the first anti-slavery statute in the U.S. colonies was passed in what’s now the state of Rhode Island.

Job Maseko: The South African WW2 Hero Who Sunk a German Ship Whilst a Prisoner

Job Maseko was a South African soldier during World War II, who gained fame by his actions in sinking a German vessel whilst serving as a prisoner of war.

Meet 97-Year-old Kenneth Kaunda, the only African Independence Leader from the 1960s Still Alive

Kenneth David Kaunda also known as KK, is a Zambian former politician who led Zambia to independence from British rule in 1964 and served as the country’s first president until 1991.

Biblical Justification for Slavery: Interpreting the Curse of Ham

The biblical story of Genesis 9:20-27 has always left more readers confused than informed. Like the story of Job and many Old Testament stories,...

The Role of the US Government in the Forced Sterilization of Black Women

The decades between 1907 and 1963 was a stretch of existential horror in the United States for people who were considered poor. Their existence was perceived as a kind of pollution, and the best way to ensure their weak seeds don’t germinate into mistakes like them was to sterilize them clean of their ability to reproduce.

Rankings

Top 10 Best Governed Countries In Africa – 2021

The Chandler Good Government Index, released for the first time, has placed Mauritius as the best governed country in Africa and 38th best governed in the world.

Top 10 Best Governed Countries In Africa – 2021

The Chandler Good Government Index, released for the first time, has placed Mauritius as the best governed country in Africa and 38th best governed in the world.

Top 10 Worst Governed Countries In Africa – 2021

According to the index, Zimbabwe is the worst governed country in Africa and the second worst world, while Nigeria was ranked the second worst in Africa and the third-worst governed country in the world.

Top 10 African Countries With The Highest Rates of Child Marriage

Child marriage is a truly global problem that cuts across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities. Child brides can be found in every region in...

Top 10 Smallest Countries in Africa by Land Area

The Republic of Seychelles is a country roughly 1500km off the coast of East Africa. And It is the smallest country in Africa.

Top 10 Youngest Presidents In Africa (Updated: 2021)

In recent years there has been a subtle surge of politicians in their 30s and 40s winning leadership roles in Africa, one of them...

Updated: Top 10 Oldest Presidents in Africa, 2021

Paul Biya is the oldest president in Africa and the oldest president in central Africa. He is also the second-longest-ruling president in Africa.