Traditions & Society

The Historic Battlefields of Gombe

In 1908, a contingent of British troops fought the chiefdom of Tula, leading to the…

Linguist Creates New Igbo Writing System: Ndebe

The linguist Lotanna Igwe-Odunze has published a book on a new writing system for the…

In Ekiti, a Colony of Untouchable Catfish

The Yoruba have a saying: One does not see the look on a leopard’s face…

From Uganda to Nigeria, Activists Are Calling on Their Governments to Remove Colonialists’ Names from Streets

By Bukola Adebayo and Samson Ntale, CNN (CNN) — Ternan Avenue, a long stretch of…

France Returns Skulls of 24 Independence Fighters to Algeria

By Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) — France has returned the skulls of 24 Algerian resistance…

Benin Bronzes at the British Museum by Son of Groucho, Flickr
In the Time of the Benin Bronzes

The ancient Kingdom of Benin, which lasted 700 years in the present-day Edo State, was…

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The First Government House in Nigeria

On Nnebisi Road, Asaba, behind the Delta State High Court and the State Library Complex,…

Efik Women’s Regal Dresses

In Cross River State, the Efik are the most populous ethnic group, and at a…

Belgium’s King Regrets, But Doesn’t Apologize for, Leopold II’s Atrocities in Congo

By Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) — The King of Belgium has sent his “deepest regrets”…

Borno’s 127-Year-Old Fort

In 1893, a Sudanese warlord Rabih az-Zubayr ibn Fadllla, also called Rabeh Ibn Fade-Allah, invaded the…