Bantu people

The Bantu people are the speakers of Bantu languages. Most of the Bantu speakers in Eastern Africa originated from Central Africa. Bantus are currently spread out in African Great Lakes, Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa. The term Bantu might originated from the fact of how Bantu speakers commonly refers to humanity. The speakers […]

Despite claims of defeat by Buhari govt, Boko Haram spreads tentacles to more states

Despite repeated claims by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government that Boko Haram terrorists have been degraded and confined to the North-east alone, recent revelations by some Nigerian state governors give cause for worry. The immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, had said that the Boko Haram terrorist group had since been defeated but the […]

Earliest known human burial discovered in Kenya

Scientists have discovered oldest known human burial. A child who was 2 or 3 years old was discovered buried in a shallow grave under the sheltered overhang of a cave78,000 years ago, at a cave site called Panga ya Saidi near the Kenyan coast. They nicknamed the youngster ‘Mtoto,’ meaning ‘child’ in Swahili. “This is […]

Ten of the most popular endangered animals

The third Friday of May is celebrated as endangered species Day across the globe. This day increases awareness about these species that are about to disappear from the face of the earth and need to save them. 1. Rhinoceros  Rhinoceros is commonly known as Rhino. There are five species of rhinos, each one with distinct characteristics. […]

The Sacred Mugumo tree

The demise of sacred mugumo tree (Ficus natalensis) in Kikuyu culture is symbolic that foretells incoming tragedy, end or beginning of an era. Mugumo tree grows upward, others are strangler figs that grows from seeds that falls on others. Mugumo trees offers a lifeline habitats for birds, fruit bats and monkeys. The roots (aerial roots) […]

Blaise Compaoré, former Burkinabe president to stand a trial for the murder of Thomas Sankara

Burkina Faso’s former president , Blaise Compaoré has on Tuesday been indicted by the Military Tribunal in the Sankara murder case. Blaise will be tried for the assassination of his predecessor Thomas Sankara, attack on state security, complicity in murder and concealment of corpses. He has been in exile in Ivory Coast since 2014 after […]

mutunguru tree

Mutunguru: the tallest tree in Kenya and probably the second tallest native tree in Africa

Mutunguru tree is believed to be the tallest tree in Kenya and the third tallest in Africa with the 62.5 feet and 3m circumference, after the Entandrophragma Excelsum which is the tallest tree in Africa, Kilimanjaro valley in Tanzania which stands at 81.5m (267ft) tall, see here and here and comprehensive information on Kilimanjaro Experience […]

The Khoisan

The Khoikhoi and San are two different people, they are both called Khoisan because of their distinct click sound language. As opposed to San, Khoikhoi were both hunter-gatherers and pastoralists, the first pastoralists in Southern Africa. The San were hunter-gatherers. San people are the oldest ethnic group in the world. Their territories span Botswana, Namibia, […]

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