The Luba people also known as Baluba are a cluster of powerful ancient grassland and forest-dwelling hunters, kingdom-builders, highly spiritual cum agriculturalist Bantu-speaking peoples of Central Africa, and the largest ethnic group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are indigenous to the Katanga, Kasai, and Maniema regions which were historic provinces of present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their population is close to 14 million.
Baluba dancer performing traditional dance at Kinshasa. Courtesy http://africaphotographer.blogspot.com/
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“Witches and Wizards in Nigeria are deeply worried by what is going on in the country especially Boko Haram insurgency. As stakeholders in the Nigerian project, we can no
longer afford to fold our hands while the nation burns. Enough is enough”.
While saying that the Boko Haram issue was one of the key issues discussed at their meeting, Iboi said it was witches and wizards from Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states that urged the association to convene the emergency meeting.
via Today’ s Gist: Nigerian Association Of Witches And Wizards Declare War On Boko Haram(READ) |TG News In Nigeria.
Since then, snakes and bees have been forcing many Boko Haram out of hiding in the forests. Apparently, Oshun still doesn’t want any radical Muslims in west Africa.
“Associate Professor Sheila Coulson , from the University of Oslo, can now show that modern humans, Homo sapiens, have performed advanced rituals in Africa for 70,000 years. She has, in other words, discovered mankind’s oldest known ritual.’
‘The archaeologist from the Department of Archaeology, Conservation, and Historical Studies, made the surprising discovery while she was studying the origin of the Sanpeople in cooperation with the University of Tromsø, Norway, and the University of Botswana. A group of the San live in the sparsely inhabited area of north-western Botswana known as Ngamiland.”
via World’s oldest religion discovered in Botswana.
TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE is a treasure trove of articles and photos on a variety of African cultures. It’s one of those must-visit sites on the internet if you’re exploring or reclaiming your culture. Every time I visit, I find something new and wonderful that I didn’t know before.