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Modern Slavery: 10 Shocking Facts About Slavery In Mauritania

Slavery in Mauritania is not a thing of the past. The practice persists to this day despite laws abolishing and criminalizing it

Woyengi, the Creator Goddess of the Ijaw People of Nigeria

Woyengi is the creator goddess of the Ijo people of Nigeria. She is also known as the goddess of fate in certain depictions.

Top 20 Most (and Least) Corrupt Countries in Africa, 2022

According to Transparency International, South Sudan is the most corrupt country in Africa, while Seychelles is the least corrupt country in Africa. The latest Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries on a rating scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (Highly...

Meet the Dinka People of South Sudan, the Tallest People in Africa

The Dinka peoples of South Sudan are known all over the world for their height, some refer to their land as the land of giants: on average, its men stand almost 6ft according to a recent survey conducted in the country.

Abagana Ambush: On This Day in 1968, Nigerian Army Suffered the Heaviest Single Loss in the Biafran War

The Abagana Ambush which happened on March 31, 1968 was an ambush by Biafran guerrilla troops that wiped out the Nigerian 2 Division.

Savika – The Extremely Dangerous Traditional Bull Wrestling Culture in Madagascar

In the island country of Madagascar, there exists an incredible and little-known form of bullfighting called 'Savika'.

South Sudan Kingdom Restored 117 Years After British Soldiers Killed Its Last Monarch

King Gbudue was a royal Azande leader and arguably the most prominent person in the recent history of the Azande people.

Blind Tom: Born Into Slavery, This Blind Autustic Slave Became the Highest Paid Pianist of His Time

Born into slavery, Thomas Wiggins “Blind Tom”, was a musical prodigy who became a touring phenomenon in the 1800’s

These African Countries Once Cancelled Christmas

Christmas, the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, is celebrated differently all over the world. In Africa, the religious and cultural celebration has become an integral part of the African culture and different African communities have different ways...

Umemulo: the Traditional Coming of Age Ceremony for Zulu Women

Umemulo is a traditional Zulu coming of age ceremony for Zulu women. This ritual is usually done for females at the age of 21.
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Modern Slavery: 10 Shocking Facts About Slavery In Mauritania

Slavery in Mauritania is not a thing of the past. The practice persists to this day despite laws abolishing and criminalizing it
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