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Top 13 Interesting Facts About Thomas Sankara

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Sankara renamed Burkina Faso, or "land of the upright people", and introduce progressist policies that distanced his regime from other former French colonies.
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Top 13 Interesting Facts about Alexander the Great

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In 15 years of conquest, Alexander the Great never lost a battle. His military tactics and strategies are still studied in military academies today.
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Top 13 Most Powerful African Queens

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These African queens and warriors led men to war, ruled kingdoms, and called the shots. Some even resisted European domination and colonialism.
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Top 13 Most Powerful African Kings

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Africa has an amazingly rich and complex history and there have been hundreds of important African kings, queens...and emperors throughout the millennia.
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The Seven Wonders of Ancient Africa

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The Great Walls of the Benin Kingdom built by the Edo people c.1055, is one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient Africa.
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Zheng He: The Chinese Muslim Explorer Who Reached America Before Columbus

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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’.

How Britain bought Nigeria for ₦53 billion in 1900

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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.
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Top 5 African Cities that are most vulnerable to Climate Change

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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.
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Is Lagos a No Man’s Land?

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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.
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Pablo Escobar: Top 13 Unbelievable Facts About the Notorious Drug Lord

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Pablo Escobar was one of the wealthiest criminals in history. In 1987, his personal wealth was at least $3 billion.
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James Abram Garfield: Who Killed the 20th President of the United States?

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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?
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Did the British really develop India?

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Since the British came from a hierarchical society with an entrenched class system, they instinctively looked for a similar one in India.
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Mary Toft: The English Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

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These rabbits were often delivered with their sharp nails intact. It was a miracle Mary Toft didn’t die of a bacterial infection.
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Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900-1978): The Lioness of Lisabi

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Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was an educator and an activist throughout her career. She was also the first Nigerian woman to drive a car.
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Jonathan Adagogo Green: Nigeria’s First Professional Photographer

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Jonathan Adagogo Green was also responsible for the now very famous photograph of Oba Ovonramwen of Benin in 1897.
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Nzinga Mbande: The African Queen Who Fought Portuguese Colonialism for 37 years

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Remembered for her intelligence...political and diplomatic wisdom, and her brilliant military tactics, Nzinga Mbande has become a historical figure in Angola.
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Did the Iceberg Sink the Titanic in 1912?

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According to a research in 2012, it was discovered that the captain of the Titanic, Edward John Smith 'failed his original navigation examination'...
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What Africa Had Before European Colonization

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Long before European colonization, Africa had its own forms of trade, science, art, and other measures of civilization.
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A Short History of Onitsha

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Onitsha became part of the British protectorate in 1884 which made the British colonial government and Christian missionaries penetrate most of Igboland...
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A Short History of Abeokuta

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Abeokuta, the story of the home of the Egba people, started with their liberation from the rulership of the Alaafin of Oyo Empire.
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Why Lord Lugard joined Northern and Southern Nigeria in 1914

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In 1912, Lord Frederick Lugard was appointed Governor-General of both Northern and Southern Nigeria with the mandate to unite the two Protectorates.
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Ibrahim Babangida: The Untold Story of an “Evil Genius”

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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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