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.

Tabitha Chawinga, the Footballer Who Was Forced to Strip During a Match to Prove She Was Female

while playing for a girls’ school team, she was forced to undress in front of the opposition to prove she was a girl. Her opponents did not believe she was female because of how well she played.

5 Bizarre Cultural Practices From Around Africa

You think you've seen weird, wait until you read these 5 Most Bizarre Cultural Practices From Around Africa. 1. "Ka'el" Of all the traditional ceremonies of the bodi tribe of Ethiopia, none is more fascinating and weird than the “Ka’el” festival...

African Culture: The Wodaabe Tribe Wife Stealing Festival

The Wodaabe tribe is a small subgroup of the Fulani ethnic group. They are traditionally nomadic cattle-herders and traders in the Sahel, with migrations stretching from southern Niger, through northern Nigeria, northeastern Cameroon , southwestern Chad, and the western...

Botswana: Rape Victim Refuses To Testify Against Culprit. Says He Satisfied Her

A Botswana woman who was raped by a Zimbabwean man refused to testify against him but instead asked the police to provide her with his contacts as she wants him to come back for more.

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.

South African Settlements Named ‘Covid-19’ and ‘Sanitiser’

A community in a newly formed informal settlement near the South African city of Cape Town has given the pandemic a new twist and named their area Covid-19.

Cows for AK-47 — Nigerian State Offers Repentant Bandits Cows for AK-47s

In an attempt to encourage Bandits to give up a life of crime and live a normal life as responsible citizens, Zamfara state Governor Bello Matawalle has offered to give Repentant bandits two cows for every AK-47 they surrender.

Sibusiso Mthembu: Meet The South African Man Who Has Been to Heaven Four Times

Sibusiso Mthembu is a self-proclaimed prophet from Mandeni, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa who claims he has been to heaven four times. Sibusiso Mthembu, now 72, said there were 11 heavens and he had drawn a map of them. Mthembu had his...

6 Mysterious Events to Happen in Africa

Growing up as a kid in Africa. You just dont have a choice but to Believe in supernatural powers -- including the power to transform human beings into animals and natural objects etc, you also get to hear, sometimes witness some...
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Arthur St. Clair: The Black Minister Lynched for Presiding Over a Mixed-Race Marriage in 1877

Arthur W. St. Clair was an African-American leader whose life was tragically cut short in 1877. His crime? Presiding...
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