East Africa

Chief Mkwawa: the Tanzanian Chief Who Led a Fierce Rebellion Against German Colonial Forces in the Late 19th Century

Chief Mkwawa was a warrior and leader of the Hehe people, a tribe located in present-day Tanzania. He is known for his resistance against German colonial rule in the late 19th century.

Abushiri, the East African Slave Trader Who Was Hanged for Fighting Against German Colonialism

Abushiri, was a wealthy merchant and slave-owning plantation owner who is known for Revolting against the German East Africa Company in present-day Tanzania.

Top 10 Largest Economies in East Africa (2024)

Ethiopia has the largest economy in East Africa and is concentrated in the services and agriculture sectors.

Countries in East Africa, Their Capitals and Population

East Africa is traditionally made up of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda; and the Horn of Africa, made up of Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.

Richest Men in East Africa (2024)

Mohammed Dewji of Tanzania is the richest man in East Africa according to Forbes Real time Net Worth

Top 10 Strongest Army in East Africa, 2024 (Updated)

Strongest army in East Africa: Ethiopia's millitary is the most powerful military in East Africa and the 6th most powerful military in Africa.

Richest Countries in East Africa (2024)

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

13 Weird African Cultural Practice That Are Still in Existence Today

Africa is home to over 1000 different tribes and rich cultures with practices that are both amazing as well as scary, while others are just plain bizarre, like the ones below.

BBC 100: These are the 21 Most Inspiring and Influential Women in Africa (2020)

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.

Surma People: The Ethiopian Tribe That Turns Nature Into Fashion

Inspired by the exotic flowers, trees and vegetation of the land bordering Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, these designs are the creations of the Surma tribes of the Omo Valley in East Africa.
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Remembering Bruce Boynton: the Activist Who Was Arrested and Jailed for Ordering Burger at a Whites Only Restaurant

Boynton's simple act of ordering a cheeseburger in a whites-only restaurant sparked a legal battle that led to significant changes in the country's discriminatory practices.