Mali is a country with a long history and great ancient civilization. The best way to understand West Africa’s heritage is to know about Mali. In this article, we have provided 11 interesting facts about Mali that serves as a stepping-stone to learning more about Mali.
These are the most popular boy names in Benin. African boy names have meanings hidden deep beneath the sound, find out some of them inside.
Sierra Leone is a diverse cultural nation. It has very beautiful girls who are good-natured and well mannered. Each of the African girl names in Sierra Leone has a unique meaning. We have provided the 10 most popular girl names to help you understand their respective meanings.
Tunisia offers more than the soft sunny Mediterranean sand beaches. It has historical sites, Sahara Desert, and welcoming people. We have compiled the 10 places to see in Tunisia to help you plan your visit
The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to the oldest national park in Africa and have had human inhabitants as early as 90,000 years ago. Curious? Find out more with these 12 facts.
If you are looking for a country in Africa to learn about, Malawi “the warm heart of Africa”, should interest you. Home of the world’s first freshwater national park, Malawi has much to its history and beauty. Discover more about Malawi with these 12 fascinating facts.
What is Egypt without the mention of Pyramids, Pharaohs and the River Nile? There is much more to this great country than just that – find out with these 12 interesting facts about Egypt.
Liberia is the country of origin of popular media queen and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey. It is also the second largest black republic and home of spectacular beaches. Read these 12 facts about Liberia.
Wouldn’t you like to learn about the third lowest point on Earth? And also to explore the rich coral reefs along the coastline of Djibouti? Check out these these 12 facts about the wonderful Djibouti.
African Scientists are also able to stand on the same platform as the foreign scientists. Senegal have birthed some of this special Africans. Below are ten unique Senegalese scientists
Beautiful churches are not only in the papacy or in Europe. There are some impressive religious structures in Malawi. We have presented ten beautiful churches, mosques, missions and temples for your reading pleasure.
Angola has unique wildlife and many more fascinating facts. Check out twelve of them here and add Angola to your travel list.
“The Melting pot of Africa” is one of the names Cameroon is called – have a look at these twelve fun facts to see why.
Wouldn’t you love to visit an archipelago with ten islands? There are many more facts that Cape Verde has that will intrigue you.
Botswana boasts of diamonds, beautiful sunset, wildlife, golden sands of the Kalahari desert and much more in the twelve fun facts listed here
It is not often you witness a camel race – you can enjoy that and many more in Chad. Discover the twelve fun facts about this interesting country.
Kneyans pass down traditions and beliefs in the form of stories, songs and poems. Story telling or reciting poems is an important part of every Kenya event, fromweddings to funerals. In the evenings, children gather to listen to supernatural or moral stories from their parent. Oral tradition is so ingrained in Kenyansthat they sing as they work on the farm, do housework and other daily activities.
Even though the country has had some western influences, paying lobola or bride price is still a common practice. When a man and woman decide to get married, several meetings are arranged between the bride to be parents and the potential groom’s go-between or Shibukombe. After several meetings, the go-between pays the family of the woman the lobola. In the olden days, cattle would be accepted but now families prefer that the lobola be cash. The lobola signifies that the man is grateful to the parents for growing the woman.
By law, vehicles are supposed to drive on the left-hand side of the road in Uganda. One would however, advise you to be careful as foreign motorists who have traveled on Ugandan road advise that Ugandans do not heed to this rule. The drive on the side which suits them the most or in the middle. The roads of the capital city especially can be very crazy so be extremely cautious if you plan to drive anywhere in Uganda.
A large per cent of the country’s earnings comes from its exportation of hydrocarbons. Algeria is the sixth largest exporter of natural gas and has the 10 largest natural gas reserve in the world. Algeria’s significant revenue from its fossil fuels export classifies the country as an upper middle income country.
Africa is rich with tales of mysterious creatures. Oral tradition is strong on the continent, and these are the ten mysterious monsters that still live on.
Africa has had its fair share of serial killers, although many were not documented due to lack of forensic and modern means of investigating that will have uncovered patterns that are usually attributed to serial killing.
Some persons collect dolls, others collect postcards but the former Gambian President collects titles. The Gambian President Yahya Jammeh ever since taking office gave to himself a number of titles. There is no explanation of the Sheikh title but it is alleged that the President bestowed upon himself Professorship after saying that he found the cure for AIDS and several other diseases. The Doctor title he assumed after being awarded an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws by the Canadian St Mary’s University in Halifax in 1999. Succeeding presidents also have to take on these titles therefore the official title of a Gambian president is Sheikh Professor Doctor President.
We take a look at the beautiful mosques in Morocco. Morocco truly is a beautiful country, with panoramic view ranging from the snow-covered peaks in the High Atlas mountain region to the never ending sand dunes of the Sahara, no person has ever gotten bored of this beautiful country.
These are some of the most popular Ugandan girl names to consider if you’re thinking of an African name for your soon to be newborn. Or if you’re just looking to find out more about different cultures and what some of the common girl names are in Uganda.
There are some very unique and amazing Sudanese boy names. Filled with meaning and soul, below you’ll find some of the more common and popular boy names in Sudan, ones that you may have already heard of; and others that may have you wondering if you should name your kid that.
Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa. It has over 182 million people. The Nigerian people are very religious and spend a lot of time visiting churches or other places of worship to pray. There are a lot of churches in Nigeria. The country saw a significant growth in places to worship over the past 20 years also. There are churches representing Roman Catholic, Protestant, Eastern orthodox, as well as other Christian types.
These are the countries with the highest populations of white Africans. It is sometimes forgotten that many white people stayed in Africa for hundred of years.
Inside we take a look at all of the West African countries, what is considered West Africa, and provide some interesting information on each of the nations.
North Africa is the land of Arab-Berbers and deserts. Inside we list out all the North African countries and look into each nations history and culture.
The East African country of Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world with over 100 million people. The small agriculture sector employs 85% of the population. Crops produced for export include coffee and cereals.
We put together a list of the ten most beautiful African flags. The flags of these African nations will have you deep in though at just a short glance.
Here is a comprehensive list of the worst African dictators of all time. Many countries on the African continent has suffered under the rule of these dictators.
The Yoruba language is spoken mainly throughout West Africa. However, no two regions speak the Yoruba language in the same manner. The language is tonal with nasal pronunciations. The development of this language is said to have had some Arabic influences. Its vocabulary consists of words borrowed from Arabic.