Society & Culture

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.

Dambe – Nigeria’s Centuries Old Form of Mixed Martial Arts

Dambe is a type of martial art that is associated with the Hausa people that mainly inhabit the north of Nigeria

FESTIMA – Burkina Faso’s Festival of African Masks

Burkina Faso’s International Festival of Masks and the Arts is the biggest festival of its kind dedicated to celebrating the culture of the traditional African mask.

Top 20 Hungriest Countries in Africa (2022)

According to the GHI, Somalia is the hungriest country in Africa, a position it shares with Burundi and South Sudan.

The Sacred Golden Stool of the Asante People of Ghana

The Golden Stool of the Asante people of Ghana is the royal and divine throne of kings of the Ashanti people and the ultimate symbol of power in Asante.

Akan Drum, the Oldest African Object in the British Museum

Fashioned in Ghana in the 1700's, the Akan Drum is one of the oldest surviving African object in the British Museum.

Lukasa, the Memory Device of the Ancient African Kingdom of Luba

The Lukasa is a memory device that was used by the Luba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo for record keeping.

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.

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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...

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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.