8 member states in Francophone West Africa unanimously agree to end decades old CFA franc

Francophone nations in West Africa want more control over the management of their currency and plan to move some reserves from France, said Beninese President Patrice Talon. The eight-member nations of the West African Monetary Union “unanimously agree” on ending a decade-old model whereby their foreign-exchange accumulation is kept at the French Treasury, Talon said […]

The eleven most spoken native languages in Africa by population

With almost 3000 native languages spoken on the continent, Africa is the most multi-linguistic continent in the world and the most diverse in terms of culture and languages. We won’t be ranking languages that never originated from Africa like Portuguese, English, French etc., but the original African languages originated from Africans. Although many Africans speak […]

The most dominant ethnic community in Nigeria and the most populous in Africa; Hausa

The Hausa are the largest ethnic group in Africa and the second largest language (Hausa Language) after Arabic in the Afro-asiatic family of languages. They are numbering over 70 million mostly in these countries; Northern Nigeria, Southern Niger, Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Chad, Sudan, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Togo, Ghana, Eritrea, Equatorial […]

Stolen colonial artefacts in British museum“The trustees of the British Museum have become the world’s largest receivers of stolen property, and the great majority of their loot is not even on public display.”

The British Museum has been accused of exhibiting “pilfered cultural property”, by a leading human rights lawyer who is calling for European and US institutions to return treasures taken from “subjugated peoples” by “conquerors or colonial masters”. Geoffrey Robertson QC said: “The trustees of the British Museum have become the world’s largest receivers of stolen property, and […]

The Berlin conference where no African participated in partition of Africa

  The Berlin conference where no African was present to divide Africa The Berlin conference in one way or another is Africa’s undoing. The colonial powers superimposed their domination in Africa. Even after the independence in 1950s and 1960s the post-independence Africa reality up to date is in mess in terms of human catastrophe. In […]

The Great Wall of Benin, bigger than the Great Wall of China

The Benin Moat was built as a defensive fortification around the Benin City in the great kingdom during when the kingdom engaged in many wars.      Quick facts: –The Benin walls consisted of combination of ramparts and moats-The ramparts ranged in size from shallow traces to gigantic 20-m-high around Benin City-It covered a border […]