People and traditions of Benin

The Dendi are an ethnic group located in Benin, Niger, Nigeria and northern Togo. They are part of the Songhai people. Dendi is a Southern Songhay language of the Nilo-Saharan language family. The Dendi people are patrilineal because they believe all men share the same male ancestor. Dendi society is split into

Breffu: the slave that rebelled

The story of Breffu, a female slave from Ghana who led a massive slave revolt to take over the West Indies in 1733 Many rebellions took place during the peak of the slave trade. The reasons for the uprising are simple; enslaved Africans were tired of being abused, misused

The Akan Group

I’ve recently been reading about the different ethnic groups of Africa, so I thought I’d invite you guys along and share some basic facts. First up, we have the Akan people of Ghana 🇬🇭 and Ivory Coast🇨🇮. They’re 20 million strong and their language (Twi/Fante) is that of the

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N’GAME the Akan Goddess

N’Game – African Goddess of the Soul In Akan cosmology we learn about the triple moon goddess N’Game. She is not to be confused with the supreme Akan God Nyame. She is both Creatress and Queen, a goddess of divine authority and feminine empowerment. Her worship is ancient. She

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ITALY. Lampedusa. 2011. Friday, 08 july 2011, a boat coming from Libya was spotted and caught by the coast guards (Costiera Guardia) 35 miles away from Lampedusa. They escorted it till the port where coast-guards, police, Protezione Civile, ambulances, buses, Red Cross and other NGOs were expecting the boat

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