Religion

The Traditional Creation Story of the Mandé Peoples of Western Africa

The Traditional Creation Story of the Mandé Peoples of Western Africa; and each pair became the four elements, the four directions, as corners in the framework of the world's creation.

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, this passage is recklessly prone to personal interpretations. The danger being that it can be...

The Creation Story of Mbombo, a God From Central Africa Who Vomited the Universe

In the beginning, Mbombo was alone, darkness and primordial water covered all the earth. It would happen that Mbombo came to feel an intense pain in his stomach, and then Mbombo vomited the sun, the moon, and stars.

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, with a sheer drop of 650 feet on all sides. Abuna Yemata Guh is a monolithic...

Gregory Dow: US Missionary Jailed for Abusing Underage Girls at Orphanage he Founded in Kenga

A US missionary has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for abusing underage girls in an orphanage in Kenya. In early 2008, Mr. Dow and his family moved to Kenya to start an orphanage, which became known...

Genna: An Ethiopian Christmas Celebrated On January 7th

While those in Nigeria, West Africa, and much of Africa celebrate the birth of Christ in December 25th, there are roughly 37 million Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia for whom January 7 is the traditional day of celebration. Ethiopia which is...

US Blacklists Nigeria over Religious Freedom

The US has added Nigeria to a list of countries for which Washington is especially concerned about threats to religious freedom.

Jesus of Lübeck: How Africans Were Lured into England’s First Slave Ship

John Hawkins urged the Africans to enter his ship “Jesus of Lubeck,” also known as “The Good Ship Jesus.” for salvation, those who entered soon found they were barred from disembarking. Jesus of Lübeck was a sailing vessel built...

Nana Buluku, the West African Goddess Who Created the Universe

Nana Buluku, also known as Nana Buruku is the female supreme being in the West African traditional religion of the Fon people (Benin, Dahomey) and the Ewe people (Togo). She is easily the most influential deity in West African theology, one shared by many ethnic groups other than the Fon and ewe people.

Sinach’s ‘Way Maker’ Wins Song Of The Year At The 51st Dove Awards 2020

Way Maker, the critically-acclaimed song written by Nigeria's own Sinach has won the song of the year at Dove Awards 2020 in the United States. Way maker was originally released by Sinach in 2015, but it re-gained popularity in the...
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Meron Hadero is the First Ethiopian to Win the AKO Caine Prize

Meron Hadero has become the first Ethiopian author to win the prestigious AKO Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story titled "The Street Sweep".
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