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.
Samora Machel: A Luta Continua!
A Luta Continua are Portuguese words that were made popular by Samora Machel, first president of Mozambique after its independence in 1975.
The Difference Between French and British Colonialism in Africa
Before European colonialism in Africa, the continent had wider flexibility of movement as national borders were almost nonexistent.
1884 Berlin Conference: How Europe “shared” Africa Like a Piece of Cake
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.
Imhotep: The Real Father of Medicine is from Africa
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.
A History of Christianity in Africa
The spread of Christianity in Africa is mostly attributed to Mark the Evangelist who is reported to have brought the religion to Alexandria, Egypt.
Ngwenyama Sobhuza II: The African King Who Ruled for 82 Years
Sobhuza II is the longest-reigning monarch in recorded history at 82 years, 254 days. He married 70 wives, who bore him 210 children...
Mansa Musa: The Financial Recklessness of the Richest Man in History
Mansa Musa amassed so much wealth that he has been described by historians as the richest man in history...
Aare Ona Kakanfo Afonja: The Rise and Fall of the Oyo Empire
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
Reports say 80-90% of Africa’s looted treasures are currently held abroad – mostly in European nations.
Amílcar Cabral: Who killed Guinea-Bissau’s Revolutionary Leader in 1973?
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.
The Forgotten Arab Slave Trade of East Africa
The Arab slave trade in East Africa is one of the oldest, stretching back 700 years before the European transatlantic slave trade.
Thomas Sankara: Who killed ‘Africa’s Che Guevara’?
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...
Did the Almoravids sack the Ghana Empire in 1240?
Some modern historians argued that the notion of any Almoravid military conquest is...derived from a misinterpretation of or limited reliance on Arabic scripts.
A History of Great Zimbabwe: The Rise and Fall
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...
Was Ancient Egypt a White Civilisation?
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.
Top 13 Interesting Facts About Thomas Sankara
Sankara renamed Burkina Faso, or "land of the upright people", and introduce progressist policies that distanced his regime from other former French colonies.
Top 13 Most Powerful African Kings
Africa has an amazingly rich and complex history and there have been hundreds of important African kings, queens...and emperors throughout the millennia.
Top 13 Most Powerful African Queens
These African queens and warriors led men to war, ruled kingdoms and called the shots. Some even resisted European domination and colonialism.
Nzinga Mbande: The African Queen Who Fought Portuguese Colonialism for 37 years
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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