June 30, 2022

July 2022 African Proverb of the Month
If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together.
Agaw (Eritrea and Ethiopia) Proverb and Burkina Faso Proverb

Befit’ineti mehedi kefelegu bichawoni yiramedu ruk’I mehedi kefelegachihu abirachihu hidu. (Agaw) Ikiwa unataka kutembea haraka, tembea peke yako. Ikiwa unataka kutembea mbali, tembea pamoja. (Swahili) Si […]
June 21, 2022

June, 2022 African Proverb of the Month
A friend is someone you share the path with.
Dinka (South Sudan) Proverb

Moea uecha heavy hayen. (Dinka) Rafiki ni yule amaye mnaendanisha naye njia pamoja. (Swahili) Un ami est quelqu ún  avec qui vous partagez le chemin ensemble. (French) […]
April 30, 2022

May, 2022 African Proverb of the Month
The day is never cursed before it finally comes to an end.
Gikuyu (Kenya) Proverb

Muthenya ndurumagwo utari uratuka. (Gikuyu) Siku hailaniwi kabla ya kikomo chake. (Swahili) On ne condamne pas le jour avant qu’il prenne sa fin. (French) The day […]
March 31, 2022

April 2022 African Riddle/Story of the Month
“I have a riddle.” “Let it come.” A person went to the coast naked and came back/returned fully clothed?… groundnut/peanut.
Sukuma (Tanzania) Riddle/Story

“Kalagu.” “Kize.” Kaja nhwani kali duhu kugiza kazwalile?… nharanga (Sukuma). “Kitendawili.” “Tega” Alienda pwani uchi akarudi amevaa?… karanga (Swahili). “J’ai une énigme.” “Laissez-la venir.” Une personne […]
February 28, 2022

March 2022 African Proverb of the Month
The green snake said, “Watching a person is better than biting.”
Fon (Benin, Nigeria, Togo) Proverb

Amidan do: min kpinpon nyowu min didu. (Fon) Nyoka wa kijani, alisema, “kuangalia mtu ni bora kuliko kumuuma.” (Swahili) Le serpent vert dit,“regarder un homme, vaut […]
January 31, 2022

February, 2022 African Proverb of the Month
The one who leads (usually in a herd of cattle) drinks clean and clear water.
Sukuma (Tanzania) Proverb

Nh’onga mbele igang’waga minze milu (matengeku). (Sukuma) Anayetangulia mbele hunywa maji safi.  (Swahili) Celui qui arrive le premier (les troupeaux) boit de l’eau propre et claire. […]
December 30, 2021

January, 2022 African Proverb of the Month
People realize that a cow gave us much milk only after it dies.
Gikuyu (Kenya) Proverb

Imenyagwo irari iria yakwua.  (Gikuyu) Watu wanatambua kwamba ng’ombe iliwapatia maziwa mengi baada ya kufa.(Swahili) Les gens réalisent simplement qu’une vache ne nous a donné beaucoup […]
December 1, 2021

December, 2021 African Proverb of the Month
The ant tried/made an effort to eat the rock (stone).
Sukuma (Tanzania) Proverb

Nswa go/gwa gema iwe. (Sukuma) Mchwa ulijaribu jiwe. (Swahili) La fourmi a essayé/fait un effort pour manger le rocher (pierre). (French) The ant tried/made an effort […]
October 31, 2021

November 2021 African Proverb of the Month
If you sit on a hearthstone, you do not grow tall.
Ganda (Uganda) Proverb

Bwotuula ku ssiga towanvuwa. (Ganda) Ukikaa juu mawe ya mafiga hautakua mrefu. (Swahili) Quand tu t’assoies sur les trois pieces du foyer tu risques de ne […]