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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.

Liberation Theology And The Church in Africa

Winnie Mandela shocked the world in 1986 when she stated that Africans should liberate themselves using tires and matches. Her statement referenced the now...

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...

Rwanda and The Question of Violence

On April 6, 1994, at approximately 8:30 p.m. local time, a plane carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi was shot down, killing both...

Egypt: How King Farouk I was Overthrown

Farouk was the only son of King Fuad. A scandal surrounded his birth in that it was rumoured he was the result of an...

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...

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...

Queen Ranavalona I: The Intensely Cruel Monarch of Madagascar

Madagascar is an island that is located off the south-east side of Africa. Due to many civil wars in the country and European invaders,...

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...

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...

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...