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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.

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...

The Uganda-Tanzania War: The Ousting from Power of Idi Amin

In a war that begun in 1978 and ended the year after Tanzania directly backed and fought with Ugandan forces and successfully overthrew...

An Overview of the Covert Airlifts of Ethiopian Jews to Israel

In 1984, 1985 and again in 1991 Israel covertly arranged for hundreds of Ethiopian Jews to be brought to Israel. Israel, in 1984, 1985...
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