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African Tribe: The Artistic Ndebeles of Southern Africa

The Ndebeles are an African ethnic group living in South Africa and Zimbabwe known for their artistic talent, especially with regard to their painted houses and colorful beadwork. Not much is known about these people except that they originated from the larger Nguni tribes who make up almost two thirds of the black population in South Africa.

Matriarchal Communities in Africa: African Communities Where Women Reign Supreme

From the Umoja community in Northern Kenya to the small rural community of Arnado Debbo in Niger state, Nigeria. These here are three African communities with long-standing traditions where to be a woman is superior.

African Tribe: The Dinka People Of South Sudan

The Dinka are a pastoral-agricultural people that make up the largest ethnic group in South Sudan. They vary their lifestyle by season – in the rainy season they live in permanent savannah settlements and raise grain crops like millet,

The Vivid Blue Houses of Morocco

Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most famous for are the striking and vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its “old town” sector, or medina.

‘We Must Accept It And Tell It To Future Generations’ — Benin Restores Ouidah Slave Fort to Honour African Ancestors

As Western cities see statues of slaveholders and colonialists toppled, Benin's coastal town of Ouidah is going the other way, restoring monuments to the painful era of the slave trade.

Fascinating Photos of Remote African Tribes Captured By a Frontline Nurse

These fascinating images of remote tribes in Africa were taken by a frontline nurse who says that the people there are the most caring on the planet. American Cohan Zarnoch, 54, has worked and travelled with multiple non-profit organisations over...

Afar Tribe: The Ethiopian Tribe Where Men Use Butter to Style Their Hair

The men in the Afar tribe style and maintain their hair with cow fat and butter. The curls are obtained with sticks and the butter keeps it in shape for days and protected from the heat of the sun. The...

Fighting Slavery With Suicide: The Fascinating Story of Africa’s Kru People

The Kru or Kroo are a West African ethnic group who are indigenous to eastern Liberia. During the Slave trade era, they were also infamous amongst early European slave raiders as being especially averse to capture

The Mbuti People Of Congo And Their Sister Exchange Form Of Marriage

In the Mbuti tribe, marriage is by sister exchange: Based on reciprocal exchange, men from other bands exchange sisters or other females in his clan to a man in his prospective bride’s clans. Mbuti, are a group of Pygmies of...

Benin City, One Of The Most Advanced Cities Of The Ancient World Now Lost Without Trace

When the Portuguese first “discovered” the city in 1485, they were stunned to find this vast kingdom made of hundreds of interlocked cities and villages in the middle of the African jungle. They called it the “Great City of...

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King Leopold II: The Diabolical Man Who Got Away With Killing Millions Of Africans

When you kill between five to six million Jews, more than three million Soviet prisoners of war, more than...
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