Society & Culture

This Nigerian Town has the Highest Number of Twin Births in the World

Igbo Ora, a town 80 kilometers from Lagos, is easily the twin capital of the world: unconfirmed estimates from the town say it boasts a mind-blowing 158 sets of twins for every 1,000 live births. Twins, the birth of two...

Study: Top 5 Issues that Matters Most to Nigerian Citizens

In partnership with unicef's U-Report, ONE polled 170,000 Nigerian citizens across every state to find out what issues mattered most to them with the February 2019 general election in view. The online poll asked citizens about the most important...

There are More French Speakers in Africa Than The Whole OF Europe

Africa is contributing 47.7 percent (143.1 million) to the French-speaking population thereby making French a global language. This is more than 45.7 percent (137.1 million) of the whole of Europe and France with a population of 67.12 million. According to...

‘Most Sexually Active’ South African High School Hit by 36 Teen Pregnancies in a Year

"I do odd jobs such as plumbing and electrical wiring during weekends and I hope to use the money to look after my children and their mothers,” said a 17 year boy who impregnated 3 teen girls. South Africa’s Limpopo...

Nigeria Ranked 152 out of 157 in World Bank’s First Ever Human Capital Index

Nigeria has been ranked 152 out of 157 countries in the first-ever Human Capital Index released by the World Bank Group. Unveiling the report on Thursday at the ongoing annual meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund...

Africa Near the Bottom of World Bank’s New Human Capital Index

In Nigeria, a statistically average child has an earning potential of only 34 percent of what it could be if the country were fully invested in human capital. The World Bank has recently released its Human Capital Index, part of...

Liberia Finance Ministry Bans Wigs, Coloured Hair

Female employees at Liberia’s finance ministry are to be subjected to a new regulation. No more wigs, no more hair dye. The ministry has disclosed a decision to enforce a 2014 policy that bars employees from wearing coloured hair extensions...

Increasing Hunger Pushes Children into Sex Trade in Congo

Women and girls are going into prostitution and selling their bodies for food or selling their bodies for money to buy food. Image source Hunger has doubled in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a year, with 15 million people...

Top 10 Most Generous Countries in Africa, 2018

According to CAF World Giving 2018 Index, Kenya is the most generous country in Africa, while Nigeria the giant of Africa is the second most generous country in Africa. The CAF World Giving Index look is an index that looks...

Like Properties, Widows are Inherited in Some Parts of Zambia

Widow inheritance is a custom commonly practiced in Africa. In this custom, a man inherits the property and wife of his deceased brother or relative. The custom is practiced in order to ensure that a widow and her children...

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Misery Index: South Africa Has The Third Most ‘Miserable Economy’ In The World

South Africa has been ranked as the world's most miserable economy after Venezuela and Argentina. Bloomberg's Misery Index, which ranks...

Fighting Slavery With Suicide: The Fascinating Story of Africa’s Kru People

The Kru or Kroo are a West African ethnic group who are indigenous to eastern Liberia. During the Slave trade era, they were also infamous amongst early European slave raiders as being especially averse to capture

The Mbuti People Of Congo And Their Sister Exchange Form Of Marriage

In the Mbuti tribe, marriage is by sister exchange: Based on reciprocal exchange, men from other bands exchange sisters or other females in his...

Slavery Abolition Act 1833: Slavery Was Abolished Throughout The British Empire On This Day

The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 that abolished slavery in most British colonies, freeing more than 800,000 enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and South Africa and making the purchase or ownership of slaves illegal

According To Reputation Poll International (PI), These Are The 100 Most Reputable Africans In 2020

Reputation Poll International, a leading global reputation-management firm, has released the 2020 list of 100 Most Reputable Africans. The list features 47 women and 53...