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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
Idris Alooma, the Mai of Bornu
Idris Alooma was known by the Kanuri title of Mai for a king...
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.
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.
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.
The Seven Wonders of Ancient Africa
The Great Walls of the Benin Kingdom built by the Edo people c.1055, is one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient Africa.
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.
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.
Top 5 Looted Treasures from Africa
Reports say 80-90% of Africa’s looted treasures are currently held abroad – mostly in European nations.
Shishak: The African King Who Sacked Jerusalem in 10th Century B.C.
There is a high probability that Shishak sacked Jerusalem by taking their gold, silver, and other precious treasures to Egypt while simultaneously making Jerusalem subordinate to Egypt.
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.
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.
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.
The Tragic Story of Patrice Lumumba, Congo’s First Prime Minister
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.
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...
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