"Dead Man’s Path; by Chinua Achebe

This story by Chinua Achebe presents the conflict between world-viewsand value systems. Dead Man’s Path is set in Nigeria in 1949. It is onthe subject of a man named Michael Obi who is the new, enthusiasticand wholehearted headmaster of an underprivileged and disadvantagedschool. This story explores the effects of European customs andbeliefs on traditional African … Read more

Analysis of the Misrepresentation of Africa

Africa is the world’s second-largest continent, the biggest after Asia. It is more than three times the size of the U. States. It also contains more independent nations than any other continent on Earth-55 in all. Africa is centrally located on the Earth’s surface. It straddles the Equator, extending for thousands of miles north and … Read more

Primary Health Care

Healthcare is something that every single person requires access to. But there are many people throughout South Africa as well as the rest of the world who cannot afford even the most basic of health care. This is a prominent problem throughout our society and one that the comprehensive approach to primary health care (PHC) … Read more

Swahili language

Swahili is a African spoken language spoken by four different nations and many countries. I am going to share with you information about where Swahili is spoken, how many people speak Swahili, the different cultures that speak Swahili, Where Swahili was originally spoken, and the alphabet of the Swahili language. Rather than any other sub-saharan … Read more

Art Analysis: Intro To African Art

Epa Helmet Mask: Osanyin Art can be characterized as the articulation or use of human inventive aptitude and creative energy, commonly in a visual shape, for example, painting or model, delivering attempts to be acknowledged principally for their magnificence or passionate power. The value and beauty can differ amongst viewers, browsing through the Heartman collection … Read more

The problem of poverty in Sudan

Nearly half of Sudan’s population live in poverty despite the rising income in Sudan and 47 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. There is many factors contributing to the poverty in Sudan internal conflicts are further fuelling the volatile state of region. Between 2006 and 2013 Sudan’s trust fund supported. In some … Read more

Ethiopian Opal Treatments

Ethiopian opals, many of them are sold in their natural state. Others are treated, for example, dye, smoke and sugar/acid treatments. All of these treatments make the opal less expensive, and when the opal is natural it is far more expensive than the treated ones. The treated opals can cost less or more than the … Read more

The Kingdom of Aksum

Axum also was known as present-day Eritrea is located near the red sea and is close to Ethiopia’s northern border. Aksum had a region of high central plateaus that differ from 1,290 to 3,000 ft above sea level and the highest mountain reaching at 14,872 ft. A various number of rivers cut across the plateau … Read more

Jomo Kenyatta Biography

Jomo Kenyatta, also known as Kamau Ngengi, was a Kenyan statesman and nationalist. He was also Kenya’s prime minister and first president. He played a big role in the development of African nationalism in East Africa. Jomo Kenyatta was born on October 20, 1891 in Gatundu, Kenya. He died on August 22, 1978 in Mombasa, … Read more

Politics in Nigeria

Oyegun said this in Abuja during the public presentation of the reports as submitted by the Governor Nasir El-rufai- led APC committee on True Federalism, adding that Nigeria’s current system of government is ‘more of a unitary system of government. “We have held flamboyant conferences on the structures of the constitution of this country but … Read more

An Analysis Of Distinct Nature Of The Urhobo People In Regards To Marriage And Family Life

INTRODUCTION The Urhobo people of Niger Delta are indigenous people of Nigeria. It is estimated that about 2 million Nigerians are Urhobos. Urhobo is the 5th most populous ethnic group in the country and the single most populous ethnic group in Delta state. The Urhobo people are concentrated in these towns: Abraka, Effurun, Sapele, Ugheli … Read more

The National Health Policy of Nigeria

National Health Policy (2016) Nigeria’s first Health Policy was launched in 1988 “The National Health Policy and Strategy to achieve health” for all Nigerians, and was subsequently revised in 2004. With new trends, realities and the unfinished agenda of the MDGs and SDGs, the National Health Act and the National Strategic Health Development Plan (NSHDP) … Read more

Influence Of Colonialism On Nigeria

Colonialism is a consistent theme within the history of Africa. It laces through the formative tapestry of the majority of African states today including Nigeria. Lagos was invaded by British forces in 1851 and formally annexed in 1861. Nigeria became a British territorial dominion in 1901. When at the start adopting associate indirect rule approach, … Read more

History And Development Of African Literature

Literature started to evolve since people started to write and express their ideas. Not everything that is expressed in words is considered as a work of art, but when the ideas are collected and written in an organized manner it is counted as literature. As the human life started to evolve from the basic forms … Read more

The state of democracy in Africa

The term democracy commonly refers to a type of political system in which the people or their representatives lawfully govern themselves, rather than being governed, say, by a military dictatorship, totalitarian party or monarch (Keane,2006). It is based on the idea that all citizens have the right and should have the means to participate in … Read more

Hot Zone

Imagine walking into a tiny village in Africa, suffering and dying from some unknown virus. As you approach the huts you hear the wails of pure agony from the afflicted tribe members. Coming closer, you smell the stench of vomit mixed with the bitter smell of warm blood. People inside lay dying in pools of … Read more

Africa Report Essay

There are more than 50 independent countries in Africa and on the islands off its coasts. Together, they make up more than one third of the membership of the United Nations. In 1991 Egyptian Deputy Prime Minister Boutros Boutros-Ghali became the first African and the first Arab to serve as secretary-general of the United Nations. … Read more

Arts of Africa

After attending several exhibits on Africa and its culture I picked one that I found most interesting. Built around 15 B. C. the Temple of Dendur was built as a shrine to the goddess Isis. Facing flooding issues from the Nile River it was given to the United States and rebuilt at the Metropolitan Museum … Read more

Kinship in Sudan: Buth and Mar Among the Nuer

The Nuer people are one of more than one hundred ethnic groups in the northeastern African country of Sudan, which stretches stretches southward from Egypt for 2000 kilometres and westward from the Red Sea for 1500 kilometres. The Nuer are the second largest tribe in southern Sudan, numbering over one million people, according to estimates … Read more

Apartheid in Modern South Africa

Apartheid is the legal segregation of races promulgated in the Republic of South Africa. The discovery of gold and diamonds in South Africa during the 19th century, ultimately lead to racially segregated compounds for mine workers becoming the fore fathers of apartheid(Kanfer 79). By the 1920s de facto apartheid was the predominant feature of life … Read more

Women in Africa

In many parts of Africa, there is a large discrepancy in who controlled the resources, access to the economy, individual autonomy and central voice in the government between the men and the women. African men, for the most part, have the largest say in the activities of the country. When issues of concern arise, “men’s … Read more

Agricultural Problems facing the African Nations

Africa is a nation hit by many agricultural problems. As a majority, Africa is a desert type climate. Rainfall is heavy and quick, leaving soil deeply engraved by the pounding of the rain. It falls for such a short period of time, not allowing the ground to soak up the moisture before it is evaporated … Read more