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Samora Machel: A Luta Continua!

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A Luta Continua are Portuguese words that were made popular by Samora Machel, first president of Mozambique after its independence in 1975.
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The Difference Between French and British Colonialism in Africa

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Before European colonialism in Africa, the continent had wider flexibility of movement as national borders were almost nonexistent.
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1884 Berlin Conference: How Europe “shared” Africa Like a Piece of Cake

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For 14 weeks and 5 days, European countries cooked their plans on how to share Africa like a piece of cake. They called it the...Berlin Conference.
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Imhotep: The Real Father of Medicine is from Africa

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What made Imhotep stand out, particularly in the world of Egyptian medicine at the time, was that his medical discoveries were not based on magic.
Like Syngman Rhee, Like Ashraf Ghani - Portraits of Failed Leadership

Like Syngman Rhee, Like Ashraf Ghani: Portraits of Failed Leadership

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Syngman Rhee and Ashraf Ghani both failed their countries at a time when their leadership was needed the most. A story of failed leadership.
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A History of Christianity in Africa

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The spread of Christianity in Africa is mostly attributed to Mark the Evangelist who is reported to have brought the religion to Alexandria, Egypt.
Why King Edward VIII of England gave up his throne for a Woman in 1936

Why King Edward VIII of England gave up his throne for a Woman in...

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With his abdication, Edward VIII became the first—and so far, the only—British monarch to abdicate the throne voluntarily.
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Ngwenyama Sobhuza II: The African King Who Ruled for 82 Years

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Sobhuza II is the longest-reigning monarch in recorded history at 82 years, 254 days. He married 70 wives, who bore him 210 children...
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13 Interesting Facts about Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler committed suicide 10 days after his 56th birthday on April 30, 1945...
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Ancient Egypt: From Roman Rule (30 B.C) to Arab Conquest (639 A.D)

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The Romans would go on to rule Egypt for nearly 700 years before the Arabs, in December 639, conquered the ancient African kingdom.
Did Sultan Moulay Ismail of Morocco father 1000 Children

Did Sultan Moulay Ismail of Morocco father 1000 Children?

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Sultan Moulay Ismail was so protective of his four wives and 500 concubines that any man who just looked at any one of them was punished by death.
Was Ancient Egypt a White Civilisation

Was Ancient Egypt a White Civilisation?

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Ancient Egypt lasted from 3100 B.C. when Narmer reigned as Egypt’s first king and ended in 30 B.C. when it fell to the Roman Empire and became a Roman province.
25 Interesting Facts About Martin Luther King Jr

25 Interesting Facts About Martin Luther King Jr

In 1977, President Jimmy Carter awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest civilian award of the United States of America) to Martin Luther King.
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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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Mansa Musa: The Financial Recklessness of the Richest Man in History

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Mansa Musa amassed so much wealth that he has been described by historians as the richest man in history...
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Aare Ona Kakanfo Afonja: The Rise and Fall of the Oyo Empire

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Afonja was the sixth Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land after Oku of Jabata. His term as Aare Ona Kakanfo signalled the surrender of Ilorin to Sokoto.
Top 5 looted treasures from Africa

Top 5 Looted Treasures from Africa

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Reports say 80-90% of Africa’s looted treasures are currently held abroad – mostly in European nations.
Was Abraham Lincoln Killed Because He Freed Black Slaves in 1863?

Was Abraham Lincoln Killed Because He Freed Black Slaves in 1863?

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At 7:22 a.m., Saturday, April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was pronounced dead. He was 56.
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Why Africans don’t celebrate Black History Month

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In the United States of America, where Black History Month originated, it is also known as African American History Month.

The Tragic Story of Patrice Lumumba, Congo’s First Prime Minister

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Patrice Lumumba became Congo's first prime minister just as Belgium, the colonial ruler of the region, was preparing to grant her independence on June 30, 1960.
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The Forgotten Arab Slave Trade of East Africa

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The Arab slave trade in East Africa is one of the oldest, stretching back 700 years before the European transatlantic slave trade.
How Napoleon Bonaparte Predicted the Rise of China in the 19th Century

How Napoleon Bonaparte Predicted the Rise of China in the 19th Century

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About 200 years ago, Napoleon Bonaparte warned the world about China when he said, “China is a sleeping giant, let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.”
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