The battle of Adwa, when Ethiopians defeated Italians

Ethiopians do joke about other countries in Africa that, “while you celebrate liberation or Independence Day, we Ethiopians celebrate victory day. ” During the wake of scrambling and partition of Africa, sections of communites and kingdoms resisted the occupation and eventual colonisation by European powers. With knowledge of superior weapons the Europeans possessed, and need […]

The Great Wall of Benin

The Benin Moat (Iya in the local language) was built as defensive fortification around Benin City during when the kingdom engaged in many wars. The Kingdom was in today’s southern Nigeria and capital was Edo which is known as Benin City today. Quick facts: The Benin walls consisted of combination of ramparts and moats. The […]

Jumba la Mtwana

Jumba la Mtwana is a Kiswahili word meaning “the large house of the slaves .” The site is located on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, close to Mtwapa Creek, at Malindi in Kilifi county 15 kilometres north of Mombasa. There are four mosques and four houses in the area that have survived the test […]

Hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria

Kidnappers have abducted hundreds of schoolgirls in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, the state governor’s spokesman said on Friday. This is the second such kidnappings in less than two weeks in Nigeria’s north, where armed militants are surging which is being caused by dwindling security. A teacher said that at least 300 learners were abducted by […]

480 pupils being schooled under trees

Schools from across the country in Kenya resumed their studies on January this year, not all learners were advantaged as some had to learn under the trees as schools fight to maintain Covid-19 protocols of social distancing. Kenyan Cabinet Secretary was quoted saying teachers should be innovative in accommodating all learners, he defended this situation […]

Facts about hippopotamus, hippopotamus day

February 15th every year, is the Hippopotamus International Day that the people around the world come together for the purpose of awareness about this amazing creature. Hippopotamus is a large, mostly herbivorous, semi-aquatic mammal and undulate native to sub-Saharan Africa. Hippopotamus is the third largest land mammal and heaviest after the elephants and rhinos. The […]

Child soldiers, Red Hand Day

Cover photo courtesy of Exile international It was estimated that 40% of child soldiers worldwide were in Africa. Average of child soldiers recruited as child soldiers in Africa seems to be decreasing. The child soldiers are teen or pre-teen abducted by adult fighters, brainwashed, brutalized and turned into a killer, others are driven by poverty, […]

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