Sankara renamed Burkina Faso, or "land of the upright people", and introduce progressist policies that distanced his regime from other former French colonies.
In 15 years of conquest, Alexander the Great never lost a battle. His military tactics and strategies are still studied in military academies today.
These African queens and warriors led men to war, ruled kingdoms, and called the shots. Some even resisted European domination and colonialism.
Africa has an amazingly rich and complex history and there have been hundreds of important African kings, queens...and emperors throughout the millennia.
The Great Walls of the Benin Kingdom built by the Edo people c.1055, is one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient Africa.
Zheng He was born to a Muslim family in the region of Yunnan during the Ming dynasty of China in 1371. His birth name was ‘Ma He’.
The West African country of Nigeria was never a nation. The country was bought and sold like a commodity by the British at the turn of the 20th century.
According to the Africa Growth Initiative, Africa...has 7 out of the 10 countries that are considered the most threatened by climate change all over the world.
Lagos was the capital city of Nigeria for 77 years until the seat of government was moved to Abuja, which was planned and built specifically for that purpose.
Pablo Escobar was one of the wealthiest criminals in history. In 1987, his personal wealth was at least $3 billion.
Who killed James Abram Garfield? Was it the assassin who shot him? His doctors led by Dr. Bliss or Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone?
Since the British came from a hierarchical society with an entrenched class system, they instinctively looked for a similar one in India.
These rabbits were often delivered with their sharp nails intact. It was a miracle Mary Toft didn’t die of a bacterial infection.
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was an educator and an activist throughout her career. She was also the first Nigerian woman to drive a car.
Jonathan Adagogo Green was also responsible for the now very famous photograph of Oba Ovonramwen of Benin in 1897.
Remembered for her intelligence...political and diplomatic wisdom, and her brilliant military tactics, Nzinga Mbande has become a historical figure in Angola.
According to a research in 2012, it was discovered that the captain of the Titanic, Edward John Smith 'failed his original navigation examination'...
Long before European colonization, Africa had its own forms of trade, science, art, and other measures of civilization.
Onitsha became part of the British protectorate in 1884 which made the British colonial government and Christian missionaries penetrate most of Igboland...
Abeokuta, the story of the home of the Egba people, started with their liberation from the rulership of the Alaafin of Oyo Empire.
In 1912, Lord Frederick Lugard was appointed Governor-General of both Northern and Southern Nigeria with the mandate to unite the two Protectorates.
No other government in Nigerian history has presided over such a major expansion of government bureaucracy as the Ibrahim Babangida administration.
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