Constitutional court in South Africa, said 11 ways. The country's 11 official languages are Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. (Photo/ Flickr/ ign11)

Language Diversity In Africa: Where Hills And Forests Shaped Our Tongues

Seven of the world’s top 10 most linguistically diverse countries in the world are African; indeed, African countries take up 29 of the 50 most diverse countries on the Language Diversity Index.


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Until 1975, the country we now call Benin was known as the Republic of Dahomey. (Photo/ Footysphere)

What A Name Change Has To Do With National Identity, Even Democracy And Dictatorship

The country with the most name changes what we now call the Democratic Republic of the Congo; it is (probably) not a coincidence that the nation has suffered decades of dictatorship, war, plunder and pillage