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The Two-Headed Boy of Bengal: His Life, Early Death and Dissection

A boy born in 1783 had two heads, one on top of the other with the second head upside down so that the neck stub was in the air. It was said that the second head had a fully...

Here are 20 Interesting Facts About the African Continent

Home to the youngest population in the world, fascinating history, spectacular art and a plethora of languages, Africa boasts some truly amazing facts. Here are 20 Interesting Facts That You Might Not Know About the African Continent. 1. Africa has the...

How Many Nigerians are Currently Living in the UK? Here Are The Latest Stats

The UK’s office for national statistics has published new data showing how many foreign nationals are currently living in the country. The data – which is based on the country’s annual population survey – shows the number of overseas-born people...

A Staggering One-in-Three Women Experience Physical, Sexual Abuse – UN

A Staggering One-in-Three Women Experience Physical, Sexual Abuse. Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread, and devastating human rights violations in the world, but much it is often unreported due to impunity, shame and gender inequality, the...

Ayam Cemani: The Most Expensive Chicken In The World is Entirely Black

The Ayam Cemani an inky black chicken breed indigenous to Indonesia has been dubbed as the most expensive chicken in the world, going as much as $2500. The name for the chicken is derived from the name of the village...

Nigerians Top List of African Students Studying in U.S. in 2019

New data released by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs shows that about 13,423 Nigerian students are currently studying in the US in the 2018/2019 academic session. According to the 2019 Open Doors Report on...

Meet the only Three Black Female Billionaires in the World

There are 2,253 recognized Billionaires in the World today, according to their forbes, and out of that number, only 13 of them are Blacks representing 1% of the total sum and surprisingly, only three of them are Black women. The...

Richest Countries In Africa By AfrAsia Bank – 2020 Ranking

New World Wealth and AfrAsia Bank have published the latest African Wealth Report, showing the levels of wealth of various African nations at the end of 2018. According to the report, South Africa is still the richest country in Africa,...

You Can Now Go to Jail For Lying On Your CV in South Africa

According to the newly enforced National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act, anyone who lies about holding a tertiary education on their CV or social media platforms could face up to five years in jail. President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law...

British Trophy-hunters Legally Killed 500 African Monkeys and Baboons in 30 Years, Report

In what has been described as a “silent extinction”, giraffe numbers have fallen by up to 40 per cent over the last 30 years due to threats including trade in their parts, as well as habitat loss, illegal hunting...

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African Tribe: The Daasanach People of Eastern Africa

The Daasanach are a semi-nomadic tribe numbering approximately 50,000 whose clans stretch across Sudan, Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. The Daasanach...

Mali Swears In Bah Ndaw As New Civilian Leader

Mali's new president Bah Ndaw has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw, 70,...

Troublesome South African Baboon Evicted For Organizing Gang To Raid Homes

Kataza is an urban baboon who was captured and put in a local prison for organizing a band of baboons to join him in raiding 15 homes in Kommetjie, on Cape Town's southern peninsula in South Africa.

A Leading University In China Now Teaches Ethiopia’s Amharic Language As A Full Course

A leading university in China — Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) — has started to offer Ethiopia's widely spoken Amharic language as a full...

TIME 100: Tony Elumelu, Three Other Nigerians Makes Time’s list of 100 Most Influential People Of 2020

Tony Elumelu, is among four Nigerians named by the Time Magazine International in their 2020 list of 100 most influential people in the world...