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Amina, The Warrior Queen

Many African dynasties are ruled by men, but did you know that there are some incredibly awesome, extraordinary and inspiring women who also led their countries and tribes? Amina, Queen of Zazzau, ...

A Juneteenth Celebration

It’s already the middle of June. And while in some ways the past 12 months have been the absolute longest in history, in other ways the months have seemed to fly by. No matter how busy our lives ge...

Spotlight on the Dinka Tribe of South Sudan

At Expedition Subsahara, we love celebrating different cultures. Today, the spotlight is on the Dinka of South Sudan.  Also known as Jieng, the Dinka are the largest ethnic tribe in South Sudan, an...

Land of the Greats

At Expedition Subsahara, we spend a lot of time talking about the people of various countries who call the continent home. But Africa doesn’t only have beautiful diverse cultures of people; the ani...

To All the Nurturers

Everyone has a first memory. While I can’t tell you exactly how old I was, one of my first memories is a bittersweet one. I was at school when a boy in my class decided my hair wasn’t pretty and he...

When Women are Educated, Entire Villages Thrive

As many of you know, I was born and raised in Senegal, West Africa. Senegal is a beautiful country, full of bright imagery and calming scenery. It’s hard to describe the people there, but they are ...