I find the word ‘peasant’ to describe a rural subsistence farmer very jarring, yet my Ugandan friends use it quite casually. What’s going on?
Zimbabwe’s records are a motley bunch, featuring everything from elephants, bees, a game of pick-up sticks, and a long-running diary
Records from Africa in the Guinness Book of World Records include for the deadliest lake, the largest seed, the most aggressive butterfly, and the shortest title for an Oscar-nominated film
Some of the top African intellectuals include Wole Soyinka, Mahmood Mamdani and Ali Mazrui. But the list is far from exhaustive.
Swaziland’s entries reflect just how much HIV/Aids has had an impact on the country; it also features a very young king.