Dahomey Amazons: The Story Of the Most Feared Women in History
From the 18th century to late 19th century, there existed a formidable army of all-female warriors in Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin. They were called "The Mino", which translates to "our mothers", while European observers called them...
Egypt, South Africa and Kenya Are The Most Powerful Countries in Africa, 2020
Egypt, South Africa and Kenya are currently the most powerful country in Africa, according to US News and World Report. The US News and World Report “Most Powerful Countries” ranking lists 73 countries that “consistently dominate news headlines, preoccupy policymakers,...
Global Peace Index: Nigeria Ranked Among ‘World’s Most Dangerous Countries’
The 2020 Global Peace Index (GPI) released by the Institute for Economics Peace (IEP) has ranked Nigeria 147 out of 163.. The report tracks and ranks the status of peace in 163 independent states and territories across the world, noting...
People & Politics
Burundi Bans Secular Music to Mourn the Death of President Nkurunziza
Burundi's cabinet has suspended playing secular music in public places during the seven-day mourning announced by the government following the death of President Pierre Nkurunziza. The mayor of the commercial capital, Bujumbura, Freddy Mbonimpa said secular music was banned but...
People & Politics
Social Risk Index Suggests Nigeria is Set for a Period of Civil Unrest in the Next 18 Months
The SRI 2020 has identified Nigeria as highly vulnerable to civil unrest in the next 18 months. The country is placed 102nd out of 102 in the assessment.The SRI 2020 has identified Nigeria as the most vulnerable to social...
Robert Milligan: Statue of 18th Century Slave Trader Removed from Outside London Museum
A statue of 18th-century slave trader Robert Milligan has been removed from outside a museum in the British capital after Labour councils pledged to begin reviewing such monuments in their areas amid anti-racism protests across the country triggered by...
Fascinating Cultures and history of peoples of African origin in both Africa and the African diaspora
Samuel Green, the Abolitionist Who Was Convicted for Possessing a Copy of an Anti-slavery Novel
Samuel Green was an African-American self-emancipated abolitionist who was jailed in 1857 for possessing a copy of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.