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Salt caravans in the Sahara, resistance or death

It is still possible to find salt for sale in the markets of the Sahel and Saharan cities such as...

A curious maternity leave in Congo (DRC)

On the 2023 Jungle Kongo Expedition trip, Austerio Alonso and the other travellers had the good fortune to witness a...

Pende Tribe, the people of the great initiations (DRC)

We travel to the southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo in search of the Pende tribe. This is one...

The Kuba Kingdom of Congo and its fantastic past

We like to include a strong cultural component in our trips. For example, the Kuba kingdom of the Congo, an...

Benin City and Edo culture, pure Nigerian history

In the Africa Overland expedition we did in Kumakonda between March and April 2023, we knew that Nigeria was not...

The Wodaabe of Chad: origins, symbols and relationships in Gerewol

In Kumakonda’s trips we have accumulated many encounters with the Wodaabe of Chad, and we even travel to their Gerewol...

Discovering the Dozo hunters, an esoteric and powerful brotherhood of the Malinké Country

Among the enormous variety of worldviews that exist in West Africa today, we can find brotherhoods or confraternities. These are...

Introduction to the peoples and nomads of Lake Chad, a fascinating labyrinth of societies

The human presence in Lake Chad dates back thousands of years, and the archaeological remains that have been found bear...

Lake Chad, a stunning natural and cultural ecosystem

Lake Chad is a mythical place in Central Africa. It is one of the great symbols of the continent, like...

Sapeurs, the dandies of the Congo and the “SAPE”

In Brazzaville and Kinshasa, the capitals of the two Congos, hundreds of sapeurs are part of the urban subcultural movement...

Tata Gonda, the celestial army

In the depths of the province of Congo Central, the followers of the now dead prophet Tata Gonda live in...

National Gungu Festival of Congo, traditional Pende culture

Gungu Festival, traditional culture and community development The National Gungu Festival (FESNAG) is a manifestation of socio-cultural and touristic promotion...