• African Arts & Culture
    7 Incredible African Tribal Custom

    7 Incredible African Tribal Custom

    Africa is the origin of countless tribes, with an estimated 3,000, ranging from the San people of South Africa to…

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  • South Africa
    Itchy Boots' Noraly Schoenmaker discusses her Thrilling Journeys

    Itchy Boots’ Noraly Schoenmaker discusses her Thrilling Journeys

    I’d like to introduce you to Dutch travel blogger Noraly Schoenmaker today. Itchy Boots is her blog. Noraly Schoenmaker is…

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  • Animals
    Facts about rhinos, including the Prepoceros rhinoceros

    Facts about rhinos, including the Prepoceros rhinoceros

    The Prepoceros rhinoceros or rhino is a domesticated animal; to us, he is not a feast. To begin, let’s talk…

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  • Animals
    Fun Facts about Butterflies - Africa Facts Zone

    Fun Facts about Butterflies

    Who doesn’t want to see one of these wingless beauties fly? Butterflies are an insect that we can all admire,…

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  • Egypt
    Egypt Muslim Brotherhood: What is the Muslim Brotherhood

    Egypt Muslim Brotherhood: What is the Muslim Brotherhood

    What is the Muslim Brotherhood? Following the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the consequent outlawing of the caliphate form…

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  • Uncategorized
    Are Egyptians Africans? Who exactly are the Egyptians—Arabs or Africans?

    Are Egyptians Africans? Who exactly are the Egyptians—Arabs or Africans?

    Are Egyptians Africans? I received a commission from CNN to do a feature piece on Egyptian identity in July 2007.…

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  • What's New
    Green, Gold, and Red  What do these colors in RasTafari represent?

    Green, Gold, and Red  What do these colors in RasTafari represent?

    What do the colors red, gold, and green mean in RasTafari?  Why do the colors red, gold, and green hold such special meaning for the faith? I frequently get across the subject of what the Red, Gold, and Green in Ras Tafari symbolize and where they come from.  People are particularly interested in the history of these colors, which stand for those of us who practice this faith. The official flag of Ethiopia also has the colors Red, Gold, and Green.  The Solomonic dynasty of the Ethiopian Empire used this tricolored image as their official flag. The Ethiopian Solomonic dynasty, of which His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I was the root and progeny, served as the inspiration for the colors that the Ras Tafari religion embraced. Also Read: How Africans Were Lured into the First Slave Ship’ Jesus of…

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  • Away To Africa
    How Pele Ended a war in Africa

    How Pele Ended a war in Africa

    Nigeria experienced civil war from July 1967 until January 1970.  Pele, the G.O.A.T., appeared to have the power to halt the conflict. According to legend, the Nigerian civil war was temporarily interrupted in 1969 by the legendary Brazilian footballer Pele and his team, Santos, when Nigeria and Biafra agreed to set their differences aside so that Santos might play in the nation.  But did this actually occur?  And why did the best player in the world come to Nigeria in the first place?  In this article, I examine the past to uncover the true tale of Pele in Nigeria. The Match in Lagos with Pele In January 1969, the Brazilian team Santos set off on a lucrative football tour of Africa.  Exhibition games were scheduled to take place in Algeria, Ghana, The Congo, Nigeria, and Mozambique.  The tour’s main attraction was Pele, the finest football player in the world at the time and a player for Santos.  He had previously won two world championships and would lead Brazil to their most illustrious triumph in Mexico the following year.  He attracted large audiences, which allowed Santos to demand huge appearance fees for their exhibition games.  Fans were prepared to pay to watch him play against their clubs because they wanted to see him perform.…

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  • Egypt
    God of Osiris - Egyptian God of the Underworld

    God of Osiris – Egyptian God of the Underworld

    God of Osiris One of the main deities in the Egyptian pantheon, Osiris is most known for being the deity of the Underworld.  Osiris was the oldest child born to Nut, the goddess of the skies, and Geb, the Earth deity, according to Egyptian mythology.  Seth, the deity of chaos and battle, and Isis, the goddess of healing and rebirth, were among his younger brothers.  After getting hitched, Isis and Osiris ruled Egypt as its first queen and king.  They had Horus, another well-known deity in the pantheon, as a kid. Historians have discovered the first representation of Osiris around 2300 BCE.  Initially, only a few individuals in each group idolized him.  But he rose to fame as the afterlife’s supreme king, and his devotees began to blame him for the annual flooding of the Nile.  Osiris was revered as the deity of: 1. Fertility. 2. Agriculture. 3. Resurrection. 4. Vegetation.…

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  • Animals
    Meet the East African Lions that Climb Trees

    Meet the East African Lions that Climb Trees

    Those who have never witnessed this odd behavior might find it strange that the term “tree climbing lions” is used. Even seasoned experts in animal behavior concur that climbing trees and perching on branches is not an evolutionary adaptation for lions.  There are just two known populations of tree climbing lions on the globe, proving how uncommon this occurrence really is. While seeing a leopard dozing off in the jungle on a safari is typical, this peculiar behavior displayed by lions has drawn attention and curiosity. Also Read: African Lions Plus Facts About African Lions African Lions Plus Facts About African Lions…

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