African culture

Countries In Southern Africa: Their Languages, Capital, Culture and People

Southern Africa, as the name suggests, is the southernmost part of Africa and includes a number of countries aside from the great country of South Africa. There are 2 major classifications for countries in Southern Africa: The United Nations classification and...

Culture: Twenty-one Boys Die in South Africa While Undergoing Circumcision

At least 21 boys have died in South Africa while undergoing circumcision in the bi-annual ceremony which began in November, authorities have said. Twice every year, A fairly large number of Xhosa boys go through a coming of age ritual...

Like Properties, Widows are Inherited in Some Parts of Zambia

Widow inheritance is a custom commonly practiced in Africa. In this custom, a man inherits the property and wife of his deceased brother or relative. The custom is practiced in order to ensure that a widow and her children...

5 Valuable African Traditions Now on the Brink of Extinction

Valuable African Traditions Now on the Brink of Extinction Popular African traditions are slowly being replaced with strange western cultures. Although Africa often appears disadvantaged in many aspects, it is king when it comes to preservation of cultures. In fact,...

Hamar: The Community in Ethiopia Where Women Entice Men To Flog Them

The Hamar people of the Omo Valley In Ethiopia consist of over 46,532 people. These pastoral and polygamous people are popular for their traditional ‘ jumping of bulls’. This ceremony often attracts neighbours and people foreign to their culture...

Ijele Masquerade: Facts About The Biggest Masquerade in Africa

Here are some facts you may not know about Africa biggest masquerade, ijele masquerade. 1. Ijele Masquerade aka King of all Masquerades is the biggest Masquerade in Africa, it can be found in Anambra and Enugu State, Nigeria. It is so...
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Memories of Slavery: The Dark History of Sierra Leone’s Bunce Island

Bunce Island was a former slave castle located in the Sierra Leone River and was one of the largest...