Ande Dem Trainers: Senegalese Street Sellers in Barcelona Take on Nike With Own-brand Trainers
After years of selling knockoff merchandise like designer shoes, handbags etc, Barcelona’s street vendors known as Manteros have set up a co-operative and launched a line of trainers under the brand name Top Manta
Society & Culture
13 Weird African Cultural Practice That Are Still in Existence Today
Africa is home to over 1000 different tribes and rich cultures with practices that are both amazing as well as scary, while others are just plain bizarre, like the ones below.
Black Caesar: The African Chief Who Escaped a Slave Ship and Became a Notorious Pirate
Black Caesar was a chieftain in West Africa until he was tricked and lured onto a slave ship. By chance, the slave ship was struck by a hurricane, and Black Caesar was among the only ones to escape alive....
Charles King: This former Liberian King Holds the Record for the Most Fraudulent Election in History
Charles Dunbar Burgess King was a politician in Liberia who served as the 17th President of Liberia from 1920 until 1930. In 1927, won the presidential election with over 15 times more votes than there were electors, but a...
DR Congo to Build Patrice Lumumba Mausoleum
The Democratic Republic of Congo will build a mausoleum for its independence hero Patrice Lumumba, President Félix Tshisekedi said on Monday. The president also said Belgium will return remains (a tooth) of the former prime minister, but did not give...
In Pictures: Dakar Fashion Week Takes Place in a Baobab Forest
The organisers of last weekend’s Senegalese showcase moved the event outside in response to the pandemic. The 18th edition of Dakar Fashion Week hosted its main catwalk in a baobab forest in Senegal to maintain some social distancing. "With Covid,...
People & Politics
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...
People & Politics
TIME 100: Tony Elumelu, Three Other Nigerians Makes Time’s List of 100 Most Influential People Of 2020
Tony Elumelu, is among four Nigerians named by the Time Magazine International in their 2020 list of 100 most influential people in the world for their relentless efforts and achievement in their respective fields. The New York City based international...
Society & Culture
Gadawan Kura: The Hyena Handlers of Nigeria In Pictures
The Gadawan Kuras are an exotic group of travelling performers in Nigeria who use wild animals such as Hyenas, Snakes, etc to entertain crowds and sell traditional medicines.
Melanesians: Meet The World’s Only Black Population With Natural Blond Hair
Melanesians are the predominant and indigenous inhabitants of Melanesia, a group of islands northeast of Australia. They are one of the few non-European people, and the only dark-skinned group of people known to have blond hair.
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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.