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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...

Makoko, community and resistance in gigantic Lagos (Nigeria)

Makoko is like an island in the chaos of the big city. It is a floating neighbourhood and we are...

Dancing to the sound of Afrobeat in Lagos, Nigeria

To be recognised as the father of a musical style is no small matter. In Lagos, the economic centre of...

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...

Trip to Equatorial Guinea, reserved matter

A trip to Equatorial Guinea, one of the world's most opaque countries...

Lekedi Park in Gabon, observation of mandrills

Lekedi Park in Gabon offers the opportunity to get up close and photograph two large troops of wild but habituated...

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...