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  • Kadealo, African Billionaires

African Billionaires – Meet the people shaping the continent

By |2020-06-04T20:40:43+00:00June 1st, 2020|

In Africa, the land so often proclaimed as “the forgotten continent”, a pseudonym referring to the general lack of knowledge about it from people who live in the “West”, a surprise to many people would be the number of African billionaires now emerging in the continent: a testament to the economic boom many African countries are currently experiencing. As of 2016, the number of billionaires stood at 24 across the continent. This article will take a look at the top 10 Billionaires from across Africa, based on their philanthropy, involvement in politics, and controversy as much as their wealth.  Courtesy of SDG [...]

  • Kadealo, African Games

Planning a games evening? Try out these traditional African games

By |2020-06-05T11:49:06+00:00June 1st, 2020|

When you think of strange and unique countries, far removed from your own, undoubtedly one of the things that comes to mind amongst thoughts of new foods, scenery and cultures is the various games they might play to pass the time. Africa, the wide and varied continent it is, plays host to some odd, but also oddly entertaining African games, often played with just the things you literally have in front of you such as stones on the ground. Read on further to learn about the top ten games played throughout Africa, and maybe try something new out for yourself! Courtesy of [...]

  • Kadealo, African Novels

Top 20 African novels to read on your next adventure

By |2020-05-31T13:48:31+00:00May 24th, 2020|

It's always nice to read a novel about the country or continent you are visiting while you are travelling there, as it becomes part of the experience of learning about the culture, history or politics of the region, and enhances the overall experience you will have by nurturing a greater understanding. Here is a “Top 20” list of African novels that comprises of a variety of books for you to choose from – from historical to cultural and political – to suit all reader's tastes. Courtesy of Long Walk to Freedom/Amazon African Novel: “Long Walk to Freedom” Nelson Mandela [...]

  • Kadealo, African Film Festivals

African Film Festivals From Around the World

By |2020-05-27T15:59:59+00:00May 18th, 2020|

Few people seem to realise that the African film industry is entering a massive boom period, and this is especially true in Nigeria, where the film industry has come to be known as “Nollywood”: Films in Nigeria, and the actors, actresses and producers are bringing in huge sums of money, and “Nollywood” is now claimed to be the third largest grossing film industry in the world, only just behind India's “Bollywood” and  America's “Hollywood.” But this boom isn't just isolated to Nigeria, as more and more African nations' film industries are expanding every year. This is no doubt reflected in the number of African [...]

  • Kadealo, African Warriors, African Leaders

Great African Leaders and Warriors

By |2020-05-15T08:11:38+00:00May 3rd, 2020|

When thinking of African leaders, most people may think of the Zulu tribal fighters of centuries past taking on colonial powers such as the British. While this is true, it's only one very small aspect of the concept of warriors in African history, which is wide and diverse when it comes to various warriors of a different caliber. Some were known for leading fierce battles for independence, while others were known for their fantastic skills on the battlefield. Here we look at the top ten greatest African Warriors from throughout the history of this great continent. Courtesy of Comic Repblic/dw.com African [...]

  • Kadealo, African TV shows, comedy and drama

African TV Shows and Comedy to Watch

By |2020-05-15T11:15:38+00:00April 28th, 2020|

Many people would probably react to this title with a question: So, why should I watch African TV shows? Well, for one thing, it's always interesting to watch films about countries you are planning to visit because you can often learn a lot about their culture through these before your visit. But even if you aren't necessarily planning to visit Africa in the near future, you'd be surprised at both the variety and quality entertainment coming out of Africa. And in today's globalized world of high-speed internet streaming, where it's getting easier to find TV shows from across the globe, why not give African [...]

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