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Savika – The Extremely Dangerous Traditional Bull Wrestling Culture in Madagascar

In the island country of Madagascar, there exists an incredible and little-known form of bullfighting called 'Savika'.

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,...

Meet Orompoto, The First and Only Female Alaafin Of Oyo

Orompoto or Orompotoniyun as she’s more commonly referred to was the first woman to become Alaafin of Oyo in the imperial era. Orompoto assumed the throne because there was no adult male successor within her family at the time. The Oyo...

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...

Heartbreak Day: Why Slave Families Were Terrified of New Years Day

Many people do not know this but new years day was a dreaded one for enslaved people in the United States. The day also birthed the saying "what you do on New Year’s Day you’ll be doin’ all the...

French MPs Back Return of Looted African Artefacts in Museums to Benin and Senegal

MPs in France have voted to return to Senegal and Benin prized artefacts that were looted during colonial times. France will return prize colonial-era artefacts in museums to Benin and Senegal within one year, following a unanimous vote by the...

The Ultimate List of African Wise Proverbs and Inspiring Quotes

If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents. ~ African proverb He who learns, teaches. ~ Ethiopian proverb

Queen Ranavalona III: Lost Relics Telling Story of Madagascar’s Last Queen will Return Home

An archive of fashion, photographs and letters telling the remarkable story of the last queen of Madagascar will return home after it was bought at auction by the island’s government.

Google Year in Search 2020: Most Popular Google Searches in Nigeria — Full List

Who is Aisha Yesufu, How to make face mask, When is school resuming, Who is the new President of the USA were all popular Google searches in Nigeria in 2020.

Corruption in Africa: Top 10 African Countries With The Lowest Commercial Bribery Risk

The anti-bribery standard-setting organization TRACE has released this year’s Bribery Risk Matrix, which measures business bribery risk in 194 countries, territories, and autonomous and semi-autonomous regions.

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Savika – The Extremely Dangerous Traditional Bull Wrestling Culture in Madagascar

In the island country of Madagascar, there exists an incredible and little-known form of bullfighting called 'Savika'.

Black Billionaires: Top 15 Richest Black People in the World (2021)

Nigerian Cement tycoon 'Dangote' is the richest black person in the world, with a fortune estimated at $11.9 billion (as of January, 2021).

7 Little Known Facts About The Atlantic Slave Trade

Here are 7 Little known facts about the atlantic slave trade that saw a vast majority of africans transported as slaves to a whole...

Top 15 Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies Ever (Updated: 2021)

These are the Top 15 Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies of all time. Revenues from special screenings, DVD sales, online streaming and theatrical screenings outside...

10 Incredible Stories About The Exploration Of Africa

Africa has long been a mysterious, magical, and interesting place. The northern parts were explored first, leaving the rest of the land long shrouded...