Society & Culture

This Spiritual Leader Was Hanged and Decapitated by the British in 1898 for Opposing Colonial Rule in Zimbabwe

In 1898, Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana, or Mbuya Nehanda as she was known, was a powerful spirit medium, and heroine of the First Chimurenga, the revolt against the British South Africa Company in Matabeleland.

Meet the Dinka People of South Sudan, the Tallest People in Africa

The Dinka peoples of South Sudan are known all over the world for their height, some refer to their land as the land of giants: on average, its men stand almost 6ft according to a recent survey conducted in the country.

World’s Best Dads: The Loving Fathers of the Aka Tribe in Central Africa

In the Aka tribe of Central Africa, fathers spend more time with their children than most parents in industrialized societies.

Top 10 Worst Governed Countries In Africa – 2021

According to the index, Zimbabwe is the worst governed country in Africa and the second worst world, while Nigeria was ranked the second worst in Africa and the third-worst governed country in the world.

Dancing With The Dead: Meet The Chimbu Skeleton Dancers of Papua New Guinea

There are quite a number of indigenous tribes around the world with their peculiar cultures and practices which may seem queer to an outsider. One of such tribes is the Chimbu (or Simbu) of Papau New Guinea whose Province is...

Top 10 African Countries With The Highest Rates of Child Marriage

Child marriage is a truly global problem that cuts across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities. Child brides can be found in every region in the world, from the Middle East to Latin America, South Asia to Europe, And in Africa -...

3,000-year-old ‘Lost Golden City’ of Ancient Egypt Discovered

Archaeologists have hailed the discovery of what is believed to be the largest ancient city found in Egypt, buried under sand for millennia.

Church of England Offers to Return Two Benin Bronze Sculptures to Nigeria

Church of England Offers to Return Two Benin Bronze Sculptures to Nigeria

People of the Nuba Tribe: Astonishing Images of the Nuba Peoples of Sudan taken in the 70’s

The Nuba people are various indigenous ethnic groups who inhabit the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan state in Sudan. They are primarily farmers, as well as herders who keep cattle, chickens, and other domestic animals.

British University to Return Benin Bronze Stolen in 1897 to Nigeria

The University of Aberdeen in Scotland is to return a Benin bronze sculpture to Nigeria, saying it was acquired by British soldiers in 1897 in “reprehensible circumstances,” AFP reports.

Latest News

Woman in South Africa Gives Birth to 10 Babies, Sets Guinness World Record

A South African mother has given birth to 10 babies in a single delivery, breaking a global record set just last month by a Moroccan woman.

Ande Dem Trainers: Senegalese Street Sellers in Barcelona Take on Nike With Own-brand Trainers

After years of selling knockoff merchandise like designer shoes, handbags etc, Barcelona’s street vendors known as Manteros have set up a co-operative and launched a line of trainers under the brand name Top Manta

Flora Nwapa: This Nigerian Was the First African Woman to Publish a Novel in English Language

Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa, was a Nigerian author who has been called the mother of modern African Literature. Her book Efuru is the first book written by an African woman, to be published internationally.

Kenyans to Sue British Army Over Wildfire That Destroyed 12,000 Acres

A Kenyan court has allowed over 1,000 residents living near a British military training base in the country to jointly seek damages alongside an...

Wangari Maathai, First Black Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize

Dr. Wangarĩ Muta Maathai was a Kenyan social, environmental, and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.