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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...

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,...

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...

Menelik II: Solomon’s Regal Heir and King of Ethiopia

Born on August 19, 1844, Menelik II was born Sahle Mariam in Ankober, a capital in the autonomous Ethiopian province of Shoa. His paternal...

The Importance of African Prophets: Revealing Prophets by David Anderson and Douglas Johnson

Religion is one of those subjects that invariably engenders discussion and debate, sometimes quite bitter debate. The very nature of our reactions to it...

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...

Christianity vs. Islam in Africa: A 19th Century Debate

Christianity had failed, announced Reverend Isaac Taylor, Canon of York, to a British audience in 1897. It had failed to civilize the savage, barbarous...

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...

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...

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...