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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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

Hamar: Women of this Ethiopian tribe beg men to beat them as part of custom

They are said to be abreast with everything happening around the world, even with football, but that has not stopped them from practising a rather bizarre culture of women proudly accepting beatings as part of an initiation ceremony for men. Located among the bush covered hills on the eastern side of the Omo Valley in […]

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

66 giraffes flown from Africa to China, to give their citizens opportunity to see the animals in their country

66 giraffes have been flown from Africa to China in a move that will give more Chinese nationals an opportunity to see the animals in their country. The giraffes arrived in central China’s Henan Province in the early hours of Sunday, on a chartered flight from Johannesburg, South Africa. The flight carries 22 males and […]

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

Photos: Amazing underwater room at Zanzibar, Tanzania

Sleep under water on Pemba Island Pemba island in Zan was quickly made famous when The Manta Resort installed a unique floating room with an underwater bedroom. And you can believe all the hype because floating out above the coral reef on your own “private island” is exciting enough, but sleeping four metres under water […]

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

3 Strange Sex Rituals Practiced in Some Parts Of The African Continent

Africa is indeed a strange continent with some of the weirdest traditions: from cleansing corpses and using the water to prepare communal meals to beating one another senselessly just to impress a woman, the continent is undeniably rich in culture. Whether these customs are beneficial in any way to those who practice them is a […]

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

Annual whale festival attracts tourists to South Africa

The 2017 Hermanus Whale Festival has once again vindicated the annual event’s reputation as one of world’s top land based whale-watching affairs. Every year around this time, hundreds of Southern Right whales make their way from chilly Antarctic waters to the warm waters of Walker Bay in the Western Cape, all coming for one particular […]

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

Photos: 8 Year-old Boy Marries 61 Year-old Woman In South Africa To “make The Ancestors Happy”

At an age where children are known for their inability to make sound decisions for their future, a South African family has succumbed  to their son’s wishes to get married. Over the weekend, an eight year-old school boy Sanele Masilela tied the knot with 61 year-old Helen Shabangu, who is already married and a mother […]

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