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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.

Top 20 Smartest Countries in Africa, 2022

South Africa is the smartest country in Africa, followed by Mauritius, Tunisia, Botswana, and Morocco rounding out the top 5.

French Speaking 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

Central Africa: The 9 Countries in Central Africa, their Language, Capitals and Population

Central Africa is primarily inhabited by Bantu people. Many Nilo-Saharan and Niger-Congo Ubangian communities reside in the region. The Economic Community of Central African States and the Lake Chad Basin Commission are notable Central African supra-regional organizations. Christianity and...
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Least Liveable Cities in Africa, 2022

Lagos is the second least liveable city in the world and the least liveable city in Africa according to EIU global livability index.
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