African culture

Most Culturally Influential Countries in Africa, 2019

Countries that command cultural influence are often synonymous with fine food, fashion and easy living. They are trendsetters, the cool countries. Their products always trend. Their music, television and movies are absorbed by other cultures, becoming part of a...

Beautiful Photos from the 2018 Calabar Carnival

Calabar festival is an annual cultural festival that displays African culture and heritage by means of music, dressing, drama and other cultural creativities. Calabar Festival Also tagged "Africa's Biggest Street Party", Calabar Festival was created as part of the vision...

Museum Of Black Civilizations In African Wants Europe To Return Stolen Artworks

A new museum in Africa that displays artworks from across the African Diaspora opened earlier this month, but it’s missing important pieces that Europe plundered during the colonial era. Senegal’s culture minister wants former colonial powers to return thousands of...

Countries In Southern Africa: Their Languages, Capital, Culture and People

Southern Africa, as the name suggests, is the southernmost part of Africa and includes a number of countries aside from the great country of South Africa. There are 2 major classifications for countries in Southern Africa: The United Nations classification and...

Culture: Twenty-one Boys Die in South Africa While Undergoing Circumcision

At least 21 boys have died in South Africa while undergoing circumcision in the bi-annual ceremony which began in November, authorities have said. Twice every year, A fairly large number of Xhosa boys go through a coming of age ritual...

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...

5 Valuable African Traditions Now on the Brink of Extinction

Valuable African Traditions Now on the Brink of Extinction Popular African traditions are slowly being replaced with strange western cultures. Although Africa often appears disadvantaged in many aspects, it is king when it comes to preservation of cultures. In fact,...

Hamar: The Community in Ethiopia Where Women Entice Men To Flog Them

The Hamar people of the Omo Valley In Ethiopia consist of over 46,532 people. These pastoral and polygamous people are popular for their traditional ‘ jumping of bulls’. This ceremony often attracts neighbours and people foreign to their culture...

Ijele Masquerade: Facts About The Biggest Masquerade in Africa

Here are some facts you may not know about Africa biggest masquerade, ijele masquerade. 1. Ijele Masquerade aka King of all Masquerades is the biggest Masquerade in Africa, it can be found in Anambra and Enugu State, Nigeria. It is so...

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The Heroro-Nama Genocide: Germany’s Brutal Genocide in Namibia in the early 20th Century

The Herero and Namaqua Genocide is considered to have been the first genocide of the 20th century. It took place between 1904 and 1907 in German South-West Africa(modern day Namibia), during the Herero Wars.

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s First President, and the Last African Independence Leader from the 1960s Dies at 97

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and one of Africa’s last surviving liberation leaders, has died at a military hospital in Lusaka, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 97.

Artefacts Looted From Ethiopia 150 Years Ago Withdrawn From Uk Auction After Ethiopia’s Appeal

Two artefacts that were stolen during colonial-era looting by British forces in Ethiopia have been withdrawn from auction after the Ethiopian government appealed in a letter.

World’s Third Largest Diamond Discovered in Botswana

The diamond firm Debswana has announced the discovery in Botswana of a 1,098-carat stone that it described as the third largest of its kind in the world.

The Earliest Obtainable Map of the Whole Continent of Africa

Mapped by Sebastian Münster, the map below is the earliest obtainable map of the whole continent of Africa. The map was published in the 1552 edition of Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia.