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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.

Modern Nigeria Through the Eyes of a Wicked Woman

Novels are often an excellent window into the history of a nation, especially for individuals who come from different cultural backgrounds than the nation...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sundiata: A Slightly Irreverent Version of Mali’s Last Conqueror

The truth is that Sundiata was never a twinkle in his father's eye. No, King Maghan Kon Fatta only married Sundiata's mother because a...

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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