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Africa's rich written history begins during the Egyptian Civilization. The challenge of documenting Africa's history is that there are periods of time that were not written down. African History will help you understand Africa and get to know it as we do. There is much to love there and of course so much to learn.

Phases in the Scramble for Africa: Great Power Struggle for the Control of Africa

The scramble for Africa has gone through many phases. It began with colonialism, moved through the cold war and is presently at the stage...

The Ivory Coast: A Short History

The Ivory Coast, or as it is correctly known, the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire is situated in Western Africa and is currently a country...

The Sphere of Influence Theory in Colonial Africa

The concept of sphere of influence was the direct outcome of European partition of Africa in Berlin in 1884. In the years leading to...

Africa for Africans: Ethiopian Independent Churches

Imagine a company that hires a number of individuals as future managers.Supervisors who hire them explain that they will be given more responsibility as...

Apocalypse and Resistance

In the West in the 20th Century, many people may consider religious leaders to be nuts, but they are rarely committed to mental institutions,...

Islam in Africa: A Brief Introduction

Islam in Africa is almost as old as the faith itself. Muhammad died in 632; less than ten years after his death, Arabs conquered...

Cry, a Prophetic Book

Even though I have been immersed in the study of African history for over three years nowin particular, South African history I just read...

Helen Suzman: Beating Apartheid from Within

Although Helen Suzman is not as well known as Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, or Nelson Mandela, she played a pivotal role in re-fashioning South...

The Shortest War In History: The Anglo-Zanzibar War

The Anglo-Zanzibar War that took place on the 27th of August 1896 is the world's shortest war, lasting about 40 minutes. On August 25th...

Greeks in South Africa

Even though Greeks have not been in South Africa long they have played an important role in the freedom struggle. The horror of facing...
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