Africa

Top 20 Cheapest Places to Live in Africa, 2022

Mercer’s 2022 ranking found that Lusaka in Zambia is the cheapest city to live in Africa, while Tunis was ranked second place.

Kimpa Vita: For Portraying Jesus as a Black Man, This African Prophetess Was Burnt Alive in 1706

Donna Beatriz's (kimpa vita) Antonianism rejected the Catholic rituals of baptism, confession, and prayer. It also refused the cross, claiming it is to blame for Christ's death.

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...

King Eyo Honesty II: This Man Stopped the Killing of Twins in Calabar, Not Mary Slessor

King Eyo Honesty II ended brutal practices such as the killing of twins; human sacrifices; and the immolation of slaves upon the death of an important person.

Remembering Samuel Doe, the First World Leader to Be Tortured and Executed on Camera

On the 9th of September 1990, Samuel Doe became the first world leader to be tortured on camera before being executed.

Top 10 Largest Countries in East Africa

Ethiopia has a total area of 1,104,300 square kilometres making it the largest country in East Africa.

Richest Countries in East Africa, 2022

Djibouti is the richest country in East Africa and the eleventh-richest country in Africa with a Nominal GDP per capita of $3,425.

Top 10 Highest Producers of Cocoa in Africa, 2022

The Ivory Coast is by far the largest cocoa producing country in Africa and the world; supplying over 30% of the world’s cocoa beans.

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

Margaret Garner, the Runaway Slave Who Killed Her Own Daughter Rather Than Return Her to Slavery

Margaret Garner was an enslaved African-American who killed her own daughter rather than allow the child to be returned to slavery.

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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.