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Bloodwood Tree – the Southern African Tree That Bleeds Like Humans

The Bloodwood Tree is a kind of hardwood tree native to southern Africa that releases a deep red sap which looks very similar to blood, when cut or damaged.

Kibera: Some Interesting Facts About Africa’s Largest Slum

Located in Kenya, Kibera is notorious for being one of the world’s largest and most impoverished slums. There is no exact number for how many individuals are living in Kibera, but estimates range from 170,000 to one million people....

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 Sad Tale of Jean-pierre Adams, a Former PSG Player Who Has Been in Coma for 39 Years

Jean-Pierre Adams, a former centre-back for Paris Saint-Germain and the French national team, is still in a coma 39 years after a knee operation went horribly wrong. Former Paris Saint-Germain player Jean-Pierre Adams is still in a coma, 39 years...

12 Disturbing Facts About Child Marriage In Africa

The cultural practice of early marriage is one of the most potent threats to the rights of children in modern times with its disturbingly recurring effects being very prevalent in many parts of Africa. How disturbing you may ask.. Well,...

Chameleon Last Seen 100 Years Ago Rediscovered in Madagascar

Scientists have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago. Researchers from Germany and Madagascar rediscovered the elusive Voeltzkow's chameleon in Madagascar. It was last seen in 1913, before World War I. Conservation group Global...

Dust Pollution Linked to Infant Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Researchers at Stanford and University of California San Diego have collaborated on a new study, published recently in Nature Sustainability, that explores how dust pollution in the air contributes to infant mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. "Even small increases in dust...

Africa Day, 25 May: Here are 35 Interesting Facts About Africa

Africa Day formerly known as African Freedom Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. The day is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around...

The Largest Collection of Ancient Footprints in Africa Has Been Discovered in Tanzania

Hundreds of fossilized human footprints made between 5,760 and 19,100 years ago have been discovered in Tanzania. This represents the largest collection of fossilized footprints found in Africa to date. The footprints are located at the Engare Sero site, just...

Covid-19 in Nigeria: Death Toll Rises to 128 as Tally of Cases Crosses 4000 Mark

According to the latest report from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria has recorded 4,151 confirmed cases of coronavirus. The country recorded 239 new cases of Covid- 19 disease yesterday, bringing the total to 4151 cases, with eight more...
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Ethiopia’s Meskel Festival in Pictures

The Meskel festival is the first big festival of the Ethiopian religious year and marks the finding of the cross that Jesus was crucified on, according to Orthodox Christian tradition.
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