Africa

Pikworo Slave Camp: the 18th Century Slave Trading Camp in Ghana Where African Slaves Were Auctioned

The Pikworo slave camp was a slave trading camp in Ghana where enslaved Africans were sold to English, French and Dutch slave traders

Top 20 Most Populated Countries in Africa, 2022

Nigeria, also known as the giant of Africa, is the most populous country in Africa with a population of over 216.5 million.

Top 20 Richest Countries In Africa, 2022

Seychelles ranks as the richest country in Africa, with a reported per capita GDP of $11,426. With a population of less than 100,000, the country has the tiniest population in Africa.

Top 10 Poorest Countries In Africa, 2022

Burundi ranks as the poorest country in Africa, with a reported per capita GDP of $239. Approximately 70% of Burundi's population lives in poverty according to the world food program.

‘Hit the Nigg*r Baby’ – How African-Americans Were Used as Human Targets in the 1880s

The African Dodger, also known as "Hit the Nigger Baby" was a very popular game in local fairs, carnivals, and circuses in the United States from the 1880s up to the 1960s.

Top 20 Most Developed Countries in Africa, 2022

Mauritius, Seychelles, Algeria, Tunisia and Botswana lead the Human Development Index (HDI) rankings in Africa, they are the top five most developed countries in Africa.

Akodessewa Fetish Market – The Largest Voodoo Market in the World is Located in Togo

Togo's Akodessewa Fetish Market is recognized as the largest juju market in the world, it's a place where Babalawos/Dibias aka Voodoo practitioners can find practically anything they need for their rituals.

Mau Mau Rebellion and Britain’s Atrocities in Kenya (1952–1960)

The Mau Mau uprising, was a war in the British Kenya Colony between the Kenya Land and Freedom Army (KLFA), also known as the Mau Mau, and the British authorities that lasted for 8 years

Updated: Top 10 Oldest Presidents in Africa, 2022

Paul Biya is the oldest president in Africa and the oldest president in central Africa. He is also the second-longest-ruling president in Africa.

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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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.