Sub-Saharan Africa

Surma People: The Ethiopian Tribe That Turns Nature Into Fashion

Inspired by the exotic flowers, trees and vegetation of the land bordering Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, these designs are the creations of the Surma tribes of the Omo Valley in East Africa.

Memories of Slavery: The Dark History of Sierra Leone’s Bunce Island

Tens of thousands of Africans who were targeted for buying and selling on account of their rice-growing skills were shipped to the North American colonies of South Carolina and Georgia to be forced into slavery.

The Intriguing World of Senegalese Laamb Wrestling

Senegalese Laamb wrestling is a type of wrestling traditionally performed by the Serer people and now a national sport in Senegal.

Ivory Coast President Ouattara Wins Re-election to Third Term

The electoral commission in Ivory Coast says President Alassane Ouattara has won a third term in office, after a bitter election that sparked deadly violence and was boycotted by opposition voters. The electoral commission in Ivory Coast says President Alassane...

The Mwila Women of Angola and Their Fascinating Cow Dung Hairdo

The women of the Mwila tribe prepare a paste made from a red stone called Oncula. They then mix the paste with oil, butter, tree bark and herbs - some even use cow dung - before applying the concoction to their dreadlocks.

First He Created a Tremendous Tree — The Creation Story of the San People of Southern Africa

First Kaang created a wondrous tree, with branches stretching over the entire country. At the base of the tree he dug a hole that reached all the way down into the world where the people and animals lived.

The African Village Of Bazoule Where Crocodiles and Humans Live Side by Side in Peace

Crocodiles may be one of the deadliest most brutal creature in the animal kingdom, but in a small village of Bazoule in Burkina Faso the villagers have no problem living alongside them. In fact it is not unusual to...

African Tribe: The Daasanach People of Eastern Africa

The Daasanach are a semi-nomadic tribe numbering approximately 50,000 whose clans stretch across Sudan, Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. The Daasanach are a primarily agropastoral people; they grow sorghum, maize, pumpkins and beans when the Omo river and its delta floods....

Mali Swears In Bah Ndaw As New Civilian Leader

Mali's new president Bah Ndaw has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw, 70, was picked by the coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until...

Troublesome South African Baboon Evicted For Organizing Gang To Raid Homes

Kataza is an urban baboon who was captured and put in a local prison for organizing a band of baboons to join him in raiding 15 homes in Kommetjie, on Cape Town's southern peninsula in South Africa.

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Meet 97-Year-old Kenneth Kaunda, the only African Independence Leader from the 1960s Still Alive

Kenneth David Kaunda also known as KK, is a Zambian former politician who led Zambia to independence from British rule in 1964 and served as the country’s first president until 1991.

Archaeologists Uncover Oldest Human Burial in Kenya

Archaeologists have identified the oldest known human burial in Africa during field work that uncovered the remains of a child laid carefully to rest in a grave nearly 80,000 years ago.

Tani Adewumi: 10 Year Old Nigerian is Now a US National Chess Master

Nigerian American Tani Adewumi is only 10 years old, but he has just become a U.S. Chess National Master with a rating of 2223. Tani...

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.

Biblical Justification for Slavery: Interpreting the Curse of Ham

The biblical story of Genesis 9:20-27 has always left more readers confused than informed. Like the story of Job and many Old Testament stories,...