12 interesting facts about Tanzania

1. The most expensive hardwood tree Tanzania has the most expensive hardwood tree in the world, the Mpingo tree, also known as the Blackwood tree. 2. Earliest human skull The earliest human skull in the world was discovered in Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. 3. Concentration of Animals Tanzania has the largest concentration of animals per […]

Oxford University restores Maasai artefacts

Men with spears come to the dreaming spire In the oak-panelled Bookbinders Ale House, a group of Maasai tribespeople gathers the day before returning to Tanzania and Kenya, to sip cappuccinos and bitter and to chew over the results of a two-week visit to Oxford. Despite the vile February weather, they are satisfied with their […]

Jumia quit another African country a week after Cameroon exit

A week after it quit operations in Cameroon, Jumia has shuttered its business in Tanzania as well, citing the need to “focus resources” on other markets as part of an “ongoing portfolio optimization effort.” Simply put, the company is looking to reduce operating costs by focusing on larger African markets where e-commerce is currently a more […]

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 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 Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania

Maasai are Nilotic people inhabiting central and southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania. They are among the best famous community in Africa because their residences are near game parks and their famous traditional dressing and their distinctive customs. Maasai speak Maa language which is a member of the Nilo-Saharan family that is related to Dinka and […]

The largest ethnic community in Tanzania : Sukuma people

Sukuma people are Bantu group of people inhabiting the south-eastern African Great Lakes region. They are the largest ethnic group in Tanzania, with an estimated 8.9 million members or 16 percent of the country’s total population. Sukuma means “north” and refers to “people of the north”Their language is Kisukuma, people are called Basukuma or Wasukuma, […]