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Oldest Known Drawing Found in in South Africa

Scientists say they have discovered humanity's oldest known drawing on a small fragment of rock in South Africa. The drawing is about 73,000 years old, and shows cross-hatch lines sketched onto stone with red ochre pigment. Scientists discovered the small fragment...

Ijele Masquerade: Facts About The Biggest Masquerade in Africa

Here are some facts you may not know about Africa biggest masquerade, ijele masquerade. 1. Ijele Masquerade aka King of all Masquerades is the biggest Masquerade in Africa, it can be found in Anambra and Enugu State, Nigeria. It is so...

Epsy Campbell Becomes First-Ever Black Female Vice President Of Costa Rica

In a history-making election, Epsy Campbell became the first Afro-Latina vice president in Costa Rica, as well as the first black female vice president in Latin America. Winning alongside President-elect Carlos Alvarado Quesada, the two ran on a platform of...

Ota Benga: The Sad Tale Of The Man Who Was Kept In A New York Zoo

His family was killed, he was taken as a slave, and he lived in the Bronx Zoo's monkey house as a human exhibit. This is the story of Ota Benga. While being kept in zoo against his will, Ota Benga,...

Nigerian Athlete Breaks 22-Year-Old African Record

Blessing Okagbare on Saturday started her outdoor season with an impressive 22.04 secs in her 200m race at the Wes Kittley Invitational Track and Field Meet at the Abilene Christian University, which erased the 22 -year-old previous African record...

10 Vague Facts About Africa Everyone Needs To Know

This post aim to unravel the truth on Some of the most sensitive topics regarding Africa and her history that have been unnaturally twisted to suit the propaganda and ramblings of Afrocentrics, shady politicians, and complete racists. 1. Africa is...

African Man Elected As First Black Senator In Italy

An Italian man of Nigerian origin, who is the chief immigration spokesman for the far-right League party, has been elected as the country’s first black senator. Tony Iwobi, whose party has been accused of stirring up xenophobia in Italy, was...

World’s Oldest Human Fossil Found Outside of Africa

A fossil found in Israel indicates modern humans may have left Africa as much as 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. Scientists say that an ancient upper jawbone and associated stone tools could also mean that Homo sapiens — modern...

Fifth Largest Diamond Found In Lesotho Mine

The fifth-largest gem-quality diamond ever found has been discovered at Letšeng Diamond Mine in Lesotho. http://twitter.com/GemDiamondsLtd/status/952798458141921280?s=17 According to British-based diamond company Gem Diamonds, the 910-carat precious stone is the largest discovered at the Letšeng mine since 2006, when the 603-carat Lesotho...

Top 10 Greatest African Rulers Of Ancient Times

In no particular order, these are top ten “greatest" African rulers of all time, they are also the Most Influential Ancient African Rulers Of All Time. 10. Shaka kaSenzangakhona (c. 1787 – c. 22 September 1828) Shaka Zulu is said to...

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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...

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...

Zambia’s Namwali Serpell Wins UK’s Top Prize For Science Fiction

Zambia's Namwali Serpell has won the UK’s top prize for science fiction, the Arthur C Clarke award, for her first novel "The Old Drift". The...