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Banyankole: The tribe in Uganda that allows bride’s aunt to sleep with groom before marriage

How much influence should aunties have on their nieces? In many African cultures, aunties provide counselling to their young nieces as they age from adolescence to adulthood. When it comes to marriage, these aunties prepare their nieces for the challenges that lie ahead. But for the Banyankole people in Southwestern Uganda, the aunt does more […]

Nigeria’s Population rises to 198million, becomes 7th Largest in the World

The National Population Commission (NPC) has put Nigeria’s current population at 198 million people with urban population growing at an average annual growth rate of about 6.5 per cent. Chairman of NPC, Eze Duruiheoma, stated this in New York while delivering Nigeria’s statement on Sustainable Cities, Human Mobility and International Migration at the 51st Session of Commission on […]

Ghost Marriages: The Kamba people of Kenya seduce women into marrying dead sons

Historians say that among the Kamba (also Akamba) people of Eastern Kenya, there were widowed wives, as there are anywhere else. Except, these women had never seen their husbands. The Kamba people of the Bantu ethnic tribe live in the semi-arid land called Ukambani, encompassing modern-day communities of Makueni County, Kitui County and Machakos County in Kenya. According to Dr. Paul M. Kyalo, a sociologist […]

27-Year-Old Woman To Become First Female Ever To Visit Every Country On Earth

The 27-year-old adventurer has already travelled to 181 countries, since setting off in July 2015 and has just 15 left to go. If she completes her epic two-year trip, Cassandra will became the first documented female to see every country. Her amazing journey is called Expedition196 and she’s traveling as an ambassador for peace on […]

What our African ancestors wore before western clothing

Before the European colonialists introduced their western way of dressing to Africa, the people of Africa had their own sense of style and clothing that represented their cultural identity. Different fabrics were used to create diverse and unique types dressing. They were usually generated from fabrics found within natural environments and varied from region to […]

I was the angel who rolled out the stone from the Tomb when Jesus resurrected – Bishop Daniel Obinim Claims

Oh well… New day, new claim. The founder and leader of the International Godsway Church, Angel Bishop Daniel Obinim, has claimed that he was around when Jesus resurrected. The Ghanaian pastor, who made news headlines when he ordered his congregation to bring their used underwears, panties, boxer shorts and br assieres, told his congregation that […]

Check out photos of a man with the longest nose in the world

The longest nose on a living person measures 8.8 cm (3.46 in) from the bridge to the tip and belongs to Mehmet Özyürek who hails from Turkey. According to the Guiness Book of World Records, Mehmet’s magnificent nose was measured in 2010 on the set of TV show ‘Lo Show dei Record’ in Rome, Italy, but […]

Rwanda’s president names new finance minister in reshuffle

Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s president [Photo- Reuters] Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame appointed Uzziel Ndagijimana as finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle, his office said. Kagame swept to a landslide victory in a presidential election last year, securing a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power. Late on Friday, he promoted state minister […]

Video: Brutal machete attacks on DRC children

“They cut me like they were killing a goat” says the young victim of a brutal machete attack

Ethiopia builds Africa’s first energy plant that converts trash into electricity

Waste management is one of the biggest challenges confronting many African countries. The issue of collection, management and disposal of solid waste still features highly in major towns and cities across the region. Failure to correctly manage waste disposal has often led to flooding and the outbreak of diseases. In Ethiopia, its largest rubbish dump […]