WAGOGO GOGO PEOPLE TANZANIAN DANCING ETHNIC GROUP AND THE AFRICAN QUEENS OF DRUMS

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The Gogo (or mgogo singular and Wagogo plural ) are ever-happy, dance-loving and agriculturalist Bantu ethnolinguistic group living in the Dodoma Region of central Tanzania. In the past Gogo people were known pastoralist and patrilineal (tracing descent and inheritance through the male line) ethnic group, but many contemporary Gogo now practice settled agriculture, have migrated […]

GRENADA AFRICANS IN CARIBBEAN ISLAND OF SPICE AND THE BIG DRUM NATION

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Grenada is a hilly  tri- island state at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea.  Grenada is located specifically at the northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The three major islands that make this southern most oasis of Caribbean chain Grenada are Grenada […]

Ethiopia’s government vows Olympic medallist has nothing to fear

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  ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s government vowed that Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa had nothing to fear upon returning home after staging a dramatic protest against the country’s politics, state-controlled Fana radio reported on Monday. On Sunday, Lilesa, who came second to Kenyan favourite Eliud Kipchoge in Rio, crossed his arms as he finished […]

Pretoria Girls High faces fury after black pupils told to ‘straighten hair’

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here’s been an outpouring of support for the black girls at Pretoria Girls High School, but there’s also been bafflement and more discrimination. It’s just a school policy to straighten their hair, some have argued, but it’s more than that: it is the protection of white standards at the expense of black identity. School rules […]

FESTIVALS DIVINITES NOIRES” THE FESTIVAL OF BLACK DEITIES THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL FOR VOODOO PRACTITIONERS AT ANEHO,TOGO

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The “Festivals Des Divinites Noires” (The Festival of Black Deities) is celebrated annually at the Togo`s ancient city of Aneho at different months (but in recent times in December) as its organizers (Acofin African Heritage Association) deemed it fit. The festival identifies 41 vodoun (voodoo) deities for worship and celebration. Voodoo was born in Benin […]

AFRO COLOMBIAN HAIR BRAIDING MESSAGES OF FREEDOM IN HAIRSTYLES

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Afro-Colombian women are one group of  blacks in South America that has never forgotten their African heritage when it comes to hair-styling. Afro-Colombian women braid hairstyles that their African ancestors passed on to them. Many people of other cultures try to hide their African roots by bleaching their skin and claiming to be Indian. Columbia […]

SOMALI BANTU PEOPLE HARDWORKING, RESPECTFUL AND HUMBLE PEOPLE THAT HAS BEEN PERSECUTED FOR MANY YEARS

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The Somali Bantu (Jareer, Gosha and Mushunguli) people are resourceful, humble, hospitable and predominantly Af Maay-speaking minority ethnic group that primarily inhabit the interriverine area of southern Somalia, near the vicinity of the Shabelle and Juba Rivers. They are also found in the towns of Jamaame, Jilib, Bu’alle, Sakow and Kamsuma.   The ancestral tribes […]

BORANA PEOPLE ARE THE LARGEST OROMO PASTORALIST AND KIND PEOPLE OF EAST AFRICA

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  The Borana are one of the major semi-nomadic pastoralist Oromo Cushitic-speaking people living in Eastern and North Eastern Africa. Cushitic speakers have occupied parts of north-eastern and eastern Africa for as long as recorded history. There are almost 4 million Borana people, most living in Ethiopia. Borana people are found mainly in Ethiopia (99%), […]