Africa

Aliko Dangote isn’t a  name known to many in the U.S., but in Africa Dangote is well known as  the richest person on the continent.…

We are so used to doing Holidays the way we do them, that we often don’t think about the way they are celebrated in other parts…

  Either Akon doesn’t know how Ebola is transmitted or he’s just doing his usual thing. The “Locked Up” singer performed his set at the International Day of Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo from the inside of giant plastic bubble. According to Yahoo! News he used the prop in order to crowd surf […]

  Hair is big business in Africa, and global brands are definitely starting to take notice. Despite limited financial resources, Reuters reports that Africans are spending an estimated $7 billion on their hair. According to Euromonitor International, people in South Africa, Nigeria and Cameroon alone spend about $1.1 billion on hair care products. That includes shampoo, lotions […]

First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a rare radio address to the nation where she highlighted the Mother’s Day weekend to speak out strongly against the…

Earlier this week, Boko Haram Islamists ascended onto a secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria and abducted over 100 schoolgirls. By Wednesday, only  eight of the…

Akon is giving back in a major way. The R&B singer is using millions of his own dollars to bring solar-powered electricity to one million…

Apartheid ended in 1994 but Cape Town, South Africa is still segregated. Many beaches in the ‘Mother City’ remain predominately white and it’s the only…

African Students Association, a group of U.S.-based African students (pic, at Ithaca College are confronting archaic Western views about the continent through a photo campaign,…

The Gulf of Aden is one of the most dangerous areas of the high seas in the world. Off the coast of Somalia, which has…

Comedian Michael Blackson jokes with the  crew about the heat in Ghana. being the King of African comedy, his history with J. Anthony Brown and…

Africa  1500 – 1860 juju (from the African Hausa language) – an object used as a fetish, a charm or an amulet in West Africa, or the supernatural power ascribed to such an object. Africa is the second largest continent on Earth.  Africans account for over 12% of the world’s population, are distributed among 54 […]