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Akodessewa Fetish Market – The Largest Voodoo Market in the World is Located in Togo

Akodessewa Fetish Market in Lome, Togo is recognized as the largest fetish market in the world, a place where Voodoo practitioners can find anything they need for their rituals. The market features monkey heads, skulls, dead birds, crocodiles, skins,...

Sibusiso Mthembu: Meet The South African Man Who Has Been to Heaven Four Times

Sibusiso Mthembu is a self-proclaimed prophet from Mandeni, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa who claims he has been to heaven four times. Sibusiso Mthembu, now 72, said there were 11 heavens and he had drawn a map of them. Mthembu had his...

Drapetomania: Fleeing From A Master Was Once Considered A Mental Disorder

Drapetomania was a conjectural mental illness that, in 1851, American physician Samuel A. Cartwright hypothesized as the cause of enslaved Africans fleeing captivity. Samuel Cartwright was a medical doctor in the proslavery South. He supported slavery and even used medicine...

Ghana Eases Restrictions as Cases Surge, Lifts Ban on Religious Gatherings

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced measures to ease restrictions on public gatherings in the country. Under the new directives, church services and Muslim prayers can take place with 100 congregants at a time and for only one hour. Social distancing...

Cameroon Miracle Healer Who Claimed He Could Cure COVID-19, Dies of Virus

Frankline Ndifor, a popular Cameroon pastor and miracle healer has died of COVID-19 a week after he prayed and laid hands on persons diagnosed with the coronavirus. When his death was announced on Saturday, family members and Christians of his...

Nigerian Pastor’s TV Station Sanctioned in UK for Linking Coronavirus to 5G

A Christian television channel founded by a Lagos-based veteran pastor has been sanctioned by Ofcom, the broadcasting authority in London for airing “potentially harmful statements” about the Covid-19 pandemic, including a baseless conspiracy that the virus is linked to...

“The Time When Everything Divided”; The Creation Story of The Kaluli Tribe

All cultures and religions have their creation stories. One creation story is of the Kaluli people who believe everything in the world was created to solve the problems of cold and hunger. The Kaluli are a clan of indigenous people...

Catholic Church Donates All Its 425 Hospitals In Nigeria As COVID19 Isolation Centers

The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has offered all its 425 health facilities across the country as isolation centres for COVID-19. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), revealed this at the presidential task force briefing...

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...

Nigeria: Ondo State Closes Borders, Declares Three-Day Fasting And Prayers Over Coronavirus

As the cases of coronavirus continue to rise in Nigeria, the Ondo state government has decla­red a three-day period of fasting and prayers commencing from Th­ursday, 2nd to Satur­day, 4th April for Ondo State and the country to seek...

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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,

For The First Time, Married Women In Botswana Can Own Land Alongside Their Husbands

Married women in Botswana can for the first time be allocated state land even if their husbands already have an allocation of their own, President Mokgweetsi Masisi has said.

Slave Brokerage: How Early U.S. Newspapers Facilitated The Sales And Purchase Of Slaves

In the earliest history of US stock brokerage, one stock stood out both in nature and the revenue it generated – humans. The more preferred name for the merchandise was slave, and the stock market were the first US newspapers