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Gquma, the White Woman Who Served as a Queen in the South African Kingdom of AmaMpondo in the 1700s

Gquma, also known as Bessie, was a South African traditional aristocrat. As the Great Wife of Paramount Chief Sango of the Tshomane, she served as a queen of the Mpondo Kingdom, one of the kingdoms in what is now...

Top 5 Richest Men in South Africa 2022: Their Age, Business and Net Worth

According to 2022 Forbes ranking, Johann Rupert is the richest man in South Africa. His net-worth is estimated at $8.9 billion.

Unkulunkulu, the creator God of the Zulus

Unkulunkulu is the Supreme Creator of the Zulu people, a large ethnic group in South Africa.

Bo-Kaap, The Most Colorful Neighborhood in Africa

Located in Cape Town on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city center, Bo-Kaap is the oldest surviving residential neighborhood in Cape Town and the most colorful neighborhood in Africa.

Hendrik Witbooi, the Nama Chief Who Led a Revolt Against German Colonial Rule in Namibia

Kaptein Hendrik Witbooi was a chief of the Khowesin people who led the Nama people during their revolts against the German colonial government.

Jack the Signalman: The South African Baboon Who Worked as a Railroad Assistant and Never Made a Mistake

Jack was a baboon who attained some fame for working as an assistant to a double leg amputee railway signalman in South Africa in the late 1800's.

Sigananda Shezi, the Zulu Chief Who Was Imprisoned for Rebelling Against British Rule and Taxation in 1906

Inkosi Sigananda Shezi was imprisoned in 1906 for rebelling against British rule and against the imposition of the Poll Tax by the colonial government.

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.

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...

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.
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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.