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.
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.
A Luta Continua are Portuguese words that were made popular by Samora Machel, first president of Mozambique after its independence in 1975.
Before European colonialism in Africa, the continent had wider flexibility of movement as national borders were almost nonexistent.
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.
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.
The spread of Christianity in Africa is mostly attributed to Mark the Evangelist who is reported to have brought the religion to Alexandria, Egypt.
Sobhuza II is the longest-reigning monarch in recorded history at 82 years, 254 days. He married 70 wives, who bore him 210 children...
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.
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.
Africa has an amazingly rich and complex history and there have been hundreds of important African kings, queens...and emperors throughout the millennia.
Mansa Musa amassed so much wealth that he has been described by historians as the richest man in history...
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.
Reports say 80-90% of Africa’s looted treasures are currently held abroad – mostly in European nations.
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.
The Arab slave trade in East Africa is one of the oldest, stretching back 700 years before the European transatlantic slave trade.
Sankara renamed Burkina Faso, or "land of the upright people", and introduce progressist policies that distanced his regime from other former French colonies.
Thomas Sankara's body, riddled with bullets, was quickly buried in an unmarked grave while his widow, Mariam, and their two children fled the country...
Great Zimbabwe was the capital city of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe, which controlled trade along a large part of the East African coast between 1200 and 1600...
The Ghana Empire was situated in the western Sudan region, present-day Mauritania and Mali; crammed between the north and south of the Empire are the Sahara and the rainforests respectively.
The Great Walls of the Benin Kingdom built by the Edo people c.1055, is one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient Africa.
Idris Alooma was known by the Kanuri title of Mai for a king...
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