Sub-Saharan Africa

Lake Retba: Senegal’s Magnificent Pink Lake

Lake Retba also known as the Pink Lake is famous for its remarkable pinkish-coloured water caused by Dunaliella salina algae and its strong salt content.

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, 2024

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...

John Chilembwe: the Malawian Reverend Who Led an Uprising Against British Colonial Rule in 1915

John Chilembwe was a Baptist pastor who aggrieved by the treatment of Africans by the British colonial government's organised an unsuccessful uprising in 1915.

Top 10 Highest Producers of Cocoa in Africa, 2024

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.

Sir Charles Maccarthy: the British Military Governor Whose Skull the Ashantes Made Into a Drinking Cup

Sir Charles MacCarthy was killed by Ashanti forces in the battle of Nsamankow, with his skull used as a trophy of war.

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, 2024

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 (2024)

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.
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South Carolina Negro Act of 1740: The Code that Prohibited Enslaved Africans from Learning to Read

Passed by the South Carolina Assembly on the 10th of May, 1740, the Negro Act was a comprehensive set...