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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.

The Cattle Killings: The Dead Will Arise by Jeff Peires

The Dead Will Arise by Jeff Peires tells the story of how a female Xhosa prophet, an adolescent named Nongqawuse, and her uncle Mhlakaza...

Beatrice Kimpa Vita

Beatrice Kimpa Vita, often called Dona Beatrice, was burned at the stake as a heretic in 1706 for attempting to create a uniquely African...

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Autobiography Detailing Slavery History, Escape, Freedom and...

In the autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the author details portions of slavery history in this compelling first-person account. Slavery history is...

African Conflict Diamonds, an Unsavoury History

African conflict diamonds, also known as blood diamonds and war diamonds are certainly not f girl’s best friend. History reminds us that this is particularly...

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...

Happy Birthday, Bob Marley

Happy Birthday, Bob Marley Feb. 6, 1945 I discovered Bob Marley late in life. Last year, in fact, I’m sad to say—sad because it didn’t...

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,...
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