THE ARAB SHAKSHUKA

Shakshuka means “a mixture” in Egyptian Arabic, Tunisian Arabic and Libyan Arabic. It is believed that shakshuka was first known as chakchouka, a Berber word meaning a vegetable ragout. Shakshuka is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions, often spiced with cumin. In its present egg and vegetable-based…

Donga – The Battle for LOVE

The term Surma is the collective name for the Suri, Mursi and Me’en groups that inhabit the southwestern part of the country. Suri is the name of a sedentary pastoral people and its Nilo-Saharan language. They inhabit the Bench Maji Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region in Ethiopia as well as parts…

DAMBE- NIGERIAN GLADIATORS

 Far from the word safety, this is not modern boxing, this sport reveals the brutal nature of the Northern Nigerians. It might seem like just a normal fight club, or rather a kick boxing match, but don’t be fooled, this is Nigeria’s very own Gladiator show down, where people die and others get paid in…

BANGA-SOUP

Nigerian Banga Soup is native to the Niger Delta and the South Eastern parts of Nigeria. In the Niger Delta areas, Banga soup is commonly eaten with various starchy food recipes like Starch, Pounded Yam, Semolina, Garri and Cassava Fufu. In the South Eastern parts of Nigeria, Banga Soup is referred to as Ofe Akwu…

Coming of Age Rites – The Fulani

In the Fulani tribe, traditions is highly regarded and still holds strong even in this present day. When a Fulani boy comes of age, he has to endure a great deal of pain to be considered a man. First, they spend hours looking for the perfect stick. This stick will later be used to whip…

The Untold Story – ROBERT MUGABE

Robert Mugabe was born on February 21, 1924, in Kutama, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). In 1963, he founded ZANU, a resistance movement against British colonial rule. In 1980, when British rule ended, Mugabe became prime minister of the new Republic of Zimbabwe. In 1987, he was elected president of Zimbabwe. Since 2008, Mugabe has shared…

THE FELABRATION FESTIVAL

Felabration is an annual music festival conceived in 1998 by Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti in memory and celebration of her father Fela Kuti, a Nigerian musician and human rights activist known for pioneering the afrobeat genre of music. The one-week-long event which is held annually at the New Afrika Shrine, Lagos attracts visitors from different countries and…

The Butcher of Uganda

Idi Amin Dada, who became known as the ‘Butcher of Uganda’ for his brutal, despotic rule whilst president of Uganda in the 1970s, is possibly the most notorious of all Africa’s post-independence dictators. Amin seized power in a military coup in 1971 and ruled over Uganda for 8 years. Estimates for the number of his…

The Hyena Men

Man and canine have been friends since like forever but the thing about this man-canine relationship is that it is a domesticated relationship or at least the dogs are very well trained in other to ensure that the master and dog relationship does not come to a dire end. But some men think the idea…

India’s Baby Tossing Ritual

The devotee scales the high walls of the religious shrine on a rope, a bucket dangling off his back. Once he is at the top (typically about 30ft high), he miraculously retrieves a baby from the bucket, handing it over to a bunch of men standing on the balcony. One of these men takes hold…

Bullet Ants- The Ritual

Being a grown up in the western world is more of sleeping and waking while time does the rest but in the Amazon, becoming an adult doesn’t mean celebrating the first sight of hair on your nether regions. For the Satere-Mawe tribe in Brazil, it means sticking your hands into gloves filled with brutal already…

Papua New Guinea and the Crocodile Scar

Oh! that girl on as the featured image, Nah! that’s just celebrity “Monaisse”. What you are about to see is far from beautiful, Gruesome is more like it. Excruciatingly Painful, Bloody, Grotesque and definitely not for the faint hearted. It’s a ritual done on the second largest island in the world; #Papua New Guinea by…