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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.

Top 20 Most Viewed African Music Videos on Youtube (2022)

Master KG's Jerusalema is the most Viewed African music video on YouTube. It's also the most Viewed South African music video on YouTube.

Bloodwood Tree – the Southern African Tree That Bleeds Like Humans

The Bloodwood Tree is a kind of hardwood tree native to southern Africa that releases a deep red sap which looks very similar to blood, when cut or damaged.

Kibera: Some Interesting Facts About Africa’s Largest Slum

Located in Kenya, Kibera is notorious for being one of the world’s largest and most impoverished slums. There is no exact number for how many individuals are living in Kibera, but estimates range from 170,000 to one million people....

World’s Third Largest Diamond Discovered in Botswana

The diamond firm Debswana has announced the discovery in Botswana of a 1,098-carat stone that it described as the third largest of its kind in the world.

The Sad Tale of Jean-pierre Adams, a Former PSG Player Who Has Been in Coma for 39 Years

Jean-Pierre Adams, a former centre-back for Paris Saint-Germain and the French national team, is still in a coma 39 years after a knee operation went horribly wrong. Former Paris Saint-Germain player Jean-Pierre Adams is still in a coma, 39 years...

12 Disturbing Facts About Child Marriage In Africa

The cultural practice of early marriage is one of the most potent threats to the rights of children in modern times with its disturbingly recurring effects being very prevalent in many parts of Africa. How disturbing you may ask.. Well,...

Chameleon Last Seen 100 Years Ago Rediscovered in Madagascar

Scientists have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago. Researchers from Germany and Madagascar rediscovered the elusive Voeltzkow's chameleon in Madagascar. It was last seen in 1913, before World War I. Conservation group Global...

Dust Pollution Linked to Infant Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Researchers at Stanford and University of California San Diego have collaborated on a new study, published recently in Nature Sustainability, that explores how dust pollution in the air contributes to infant mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. "Even small increases in dust...

Africa Day, 25 May: Here are 35 Interesting Facts About Africa

Africa Day formerly known as African Freedom Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. The day is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around...

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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.

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.