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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

African Lip Plates: Culture, History and Symbolism — In Pictures

The lip plate, also known as a lip plug or lip disc, is a form of body modification common in some parts of Africa. The procedure, which involves knocking out the bottom two teeth (sometimes all four), is done at the age of 15-18 and it signifies womanhood.

The Bright Faces of the Huli Wigmen of Papua New Guinea

Red and Yellow clay (locally known as ambua) is considered sacred in Huli culture, and is commonly used as body decoration. The upper part of their face is painted red, and the lower part ochre. This simple painting is...

Woold Home: The Togolese Slave ‘House Of Horrors’ That Was Run By An African Royalty in the 19th century

Once captured, the people were taken into the woold home and thrown into the confinement under the house. They were crammed there for several weeks until the slave ships came back to take them off to the Americas.

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.

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.

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 Asaro Mud Men of Papua New Guinea; Legends and Myths

The Asaro "mud men" from Papua New Guinea's eastern highlands are known for their strange masks made with clay, and adorned with pigs' teeth and shells. The Asaro live in the nearby village of Goroka in the Eastern Highlands Province...

The Magnificent Suri People Of Ethiopia And Their Love For Body Scarification

The Suri are an agro-pastoral people and inhabit the mountains of the Great Rift Valley in the plains of south-western Ethiopia. As a people, they pride themselves on the scars they carry. In this remote Ethiopian tribe, members undergo extremely...
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King Leopold II: The Diabolical Man Who Got Away With Killing Millions Of Africans

When you kill between five to six million Jews, more than three million Soviet prisoners of war, more than...