Top 13 Most Powerful African Queens

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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Did the Almoravids sack the Ghana Empire in 1240?

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Some modern historians argued that the notion of any Almoravid military conquest is...derived from a misinterpretation of or limited reliance on Arabic scripts.
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10 Powerful African Women Who Shook the 20th Century

Every 31st day of July is celebrated as African Women’s Day to affirm the role of the African woman in the evolution of a strong Pan-African identity.
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How the United States Declared Its Independence on July 4, 1776

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On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence, which was mainly drafted by Jefferson, was formally adopted by the Continental Congress.
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A History of the Civil Rights Movement in America (1954-1968)

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The Civil Rights Movement was a political campaign to eradicate and abolish racial segregation throughout the United States of America.
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Afro-Argentines: How Argentina Erased Its Black People from History

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Afro-Argentines, as the Black people in Argentina are popularly known, formed a significant part of the Argentine population in the 18th century.
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Amílcar Cabral: Who killed Guinea-Bissau’s Revolutionary Leader in 1973?

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On January 20, 1973, Amílcar Cabral was shot and killed outside his home in Conakry, where his political party had established its headquarters. He was just 48.
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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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