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Jack the Signalman: The South African Baboon Who Worked as a Railroad Assistant and Never Made a Mistake

Jack was a baboon who attained some fame for working as an assistant to a double leg amputee railway signalman in South Africa in the late 1800's.

Lake Retba: Senegal’s Magnificent Pink Lake

Lake Retba also known as the Pink Lake is famous for its remarkable pinkish-coloured water caused by Dunaliella salina algae and its strong salt content.

Capoeira, the Brazilian Martial Art Invented by Enslaved Africans

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art form that was invented by enslaved Africans in the 16th century who used it to disguise the fact that they were practising fight moves.

Top 20 Richest Men in Africa 2022: Their Age, Business and Net Worth

According to 2022 Forbes ranking, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria is Africa’s richest man. His net-worth is estimated at $13.5 billion.

Meet Sarah Boone, the African American Dressmaker Who Invented the Modern-day Ironing Board in 1892

Sarah Boone was an African American dressmaker who made her name by inventing the modern-day ironing board in 1892.

Richest Men in East Africa (2022)

Mohammed Dewji of Tanzania is the richest man in East Africa according to Forbes Real time Net Worth

Top 20 Cheapest Places to Live in Africa, 2022

Mercer’s 2022 ranking found that Lusaka in Zambia is the cheapest city to live in Africa, while Tunis was ranked second place.

Top 10 Coffee Producing Countries in Africa, 2022

Ethiopia is currently the Africa's leading producer of coffee, having produced well over 471,000 tonnes in 2021

Origin of Death, According to the Ndut People of Senegal

The origin of death is a theme in the myths of many cultures that extend back to the earliest hunter-gatherer cultures. This is the origin of death according to the Ndut people.

Arthur William Hodge, the Cruel Slave Owner Who Was Hanged for Murdering His Slave Over a Mango

Arthur William Hodge was a plantation farmer and notoriously cruel slave owner in the British Virgin Islands, who was hanged in 1811 for the murder of one of his slaves. He was the first and only British slave owner to...

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The Virginia Killing Act of 1669: the Law That Made It Legal to Kill a Slave

The Virginia casual killing act of 1669 declared that, should a slave be killed as a result of extreme punishment, the master should not face charges for the murder.
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The Creation Story of the Akamba People of Kenya

In the beginning, Mulungu the creator is said to have formed a man and a woman in heaven before placing them on a rock in on earth, where it is said that their footprints, as well as the footprints of their animals, can still be seen today.

Bussa’s Rebellion of 1816, the Largest Slave Revolt in Barbadian History

The largest slave rebellion in Barbadian history took place during the Bussa uprising in April 1816. The rebellion takes its name from the African-born...

Top 10 Longest Serving Presidents in Africa, 2022

Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang is the longest serving president in Africa and the world. He is closely followed by Cameroons President Paul Biya.

Cornelius Frederiks: the Namibian Captain Who Was Locked Up in a Concentration Camp for Fighting Against German Colonialists

Cornelius Frederiks was a Namibian freedom fighter who actively fought a guerrilla-style war against German colonialists during the Herero-Nama war of 1904.