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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.

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Cattle, Power, and Gender in Sub-Saharan Africa

For centuries, cattle were like money in many African societies. Though wealth has been a recognized symbol of power for centuries, in Africa, cattle...

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...

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...