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Amasunzu: The Waning Traditional Rwandan Hairstyle

Much like today, hair in the old days was an expression of personal identity and just like clothes, they were determined by a number of factors, namely gender, age, social status, and wealth. The Amasunzu is an elaborate hairstyle that...

Francophone Countries in West Africa

There are approximately 434 million people throughout the world who speak French. French speaking countries in Africa, Francophone countries in Africa

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 10 Strongest Army in East Africa, 2022

Strongest army in East Africa: Ethiopia's millitary is the most powerful military in East Africa and the 6th most powerful military in Africa.

Marriage by Capture Tradition of the ǃKung People of Southern Africa

The ǃKung san are one of the San peoples who live mostly on the western edge of the Kalahari desert, Ovamboland (northern Namibia and southern Angola), and Botswana. The !kung people live distantly from other peoples, even other groups of...

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.

Top 20 Largest Economies In Africa, 2022

Nigeria tops the list of largest economies in Africa with a GDP of $514.05 billion. Petroleum accounts for more than half of Nigeria's total GDP

Paga – the Small Village in Ghana Where People Live in Harmony With Crocodiles

Paga is a small town Ghana, that's known for its sacred crocodile ponds, where local population play and ride on the back of deadly crocodiles without any fear of it snapping their bones.

Intonjane, the Xhosa Rite of Passage Into Womanhood

In­ton­jane is a fe­male rite of pas­sage, usu­ally un­der­taken at the on­set of a girl’s first menstruation, mark­ing her pas­sage from girl­hood to adult­hood.

Top 10 African Countries With the Lowest Life Expectancy, 2022

One of the poorest countries in the world, Central African Republic has the lowest life expectancy in Africa at 53.3.
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Chief Anthony Enahoro, the Parliamentarian Who First Moved the Motion for Nigeria’s Independence in 1953

Chief Anthony Enahoro was one of Nigeria's foremost anti-colonial and pro-democracy activists. He is renowned as the parliamentarian who moved the first motion envisaging independence in 1953.
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