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.

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.

Unremembered: The African First World War Soldiers Without a Grave

crackly audio recording made in the 1980s is one of the few direct links left to the African soldiers and auxiliaries who served Britain...

Culture

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.

Blind Tom: Born Into Slavery, This Blind Autustic Slave Became the Highest Paid Pianist of His Time

Born into slavery, Thomas Wiggins "Blind Tom", was a musical prodigy who became a touring phenomenon in the 1800's, playing his own compositions and improvising on the piano. During the 19th century, he was one of the best-known American performing pianists and one of the best-known African-American musicians.

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...

3,000-year-old ‘Lost Golden City’ of Ancient Egypt Discovered

Archaeologists have hailed the discovery of what is believed to be the largest ancient city found in Egypt, buried under sand for millennia.

Church of England Offers to Return Two Benin Bronze Sculptures to Nigeria

Church of England Offers to Return Two Benin Bronze Sculptures to Nigeria

History

Matt Ingram, the Black Man Who Was Convicted in 1951 for Staring at a White Woman From 75 Feet Away

Matt Ingram was a forty-four-year-old tobacco farmer in the small town of Yanceyville who was arrested and charged with assault with intent to rape for staring at a white teen.

Female Slave Traders: Meet Niara Bely, the African Queen Who Doubled as a Slave Trader in the 1800s

Niara Bely Also known as Elizabeth Bailey Gomez, was a African queen who also doubled as a slave trader in nineteenth-century Guinea.

Abuna Yemata Guh: The Most Inaccessible Place of Worship on Earth is Located in Ethiopia

At 2,500 feet, Ethiopa's 'Abuna Yemata Guh' is arguably the most inaccessible place of worship on earth, carved into the side of a cliff,...

Black Caesar: The African Chief Who Escaped a Slave Ship and Became a Notorious Pirate

Black Caesar was a chieftain in West Africa until he was tricked and lured onto a slave ship. By chance, the slave ship was...

7 Little Known Facts About The Atlantic Slave Trade

Here are 7 Little known facts about the atlantic slave trade that saw a vast majority of africans transported as slaves to a whole...

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.