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Bori Hausa ceremony: animist practices in Niger

Niger is a diamond in the rough. With an enormous cultural heritage and very friendly people. We fell in love...

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...

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...

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...

Kinact: Festival Kinshasa in action in DR of Congo

The KinAct Festival is itinerant and takes place in several popular neighbourhoods of Kinshasa. Street performances, arts, social criticism and...

Gerewol of the Wodaabe, the ceremony of the most beautiful people in the world

The Gerewol festival of the Wodaabe combines the three centers of attention of the Fulani, the beauty, the cattle and...