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100 THINGS THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT AFRICA

1. The human race is of African origin. The oldest known skeletal remains of anatomically modern humans (or homo sapiens sapiens) were excavated at sites in East Africa. Human remains were discovered at Omo in Ethiopia that were dated at 195,000 years old, the oldest...

Head of King Tutankhamun as a child that reveals his black descent [1334 – 1325 B.C]

Tutankhamun was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who, in the New Kingdom of Egyptian history, was the last of his royal family to rule at the end of the 18th dynasty. His father was Pharaoh Akhenaten, who was thought to be the mummy found in the KV55 tomb. This wooden...

The ancient name for Africa was “Alkebulan” meaning “mother of mankind”

The name Africa is a phenomenon. Home to 1.216 billion people, the world’s second-largest population and 2nd largest continent after Asia. Africa is a renowned name that has traveled way beyond the shores of the Nile to the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The name is...

South Sudan has more cows than humans (57 million cattle, goats, sheep & 11 million people)

According to a Food and Agriculture Administration (FAO) report, “South Sudan’s livestock population is estimated at 12 million cattle, 20 million sheep and 25 million goats according to the National Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries...

Ancient African Traditional Religions Before Christianity and Islamic

Today, Christianity and Islam are religions practiced by the majority of people living in Africa. But before those two religions arrived, there were several traditional religions practiced. About 10 per cent of the African population is still practicing some form of...

Kush Empire, present-day Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt

Did you know that there are pyramids outside Egypt and Las Vegas? The undisputed kings of the pyramid-building world, in number at least, were the Kush Empire. The truth is that pyramids at Meroe, modern Sudan, were built between 2,700 and 2,300 years ago. This...

Untold history of African kings who ruled India

“The darkest man is here the most highly esteemed and considered better than the others who are not so dark. Let me add that in very truth these people portray and depict their gods and their idols black and their devils white as snow. For they say that God and all...

Akon’s $6 billion futuristic pan-African city in Senegal to begin early 2021

The pandemic of coronavirus might have had a major leftward effect on the world economy. But that did not prevent Akon, a musicist and business mogul, from continuing to plan to build a futuristic pan-African city in his homeland, Senegal. The Locked Up singer, who...

Saartijie Baartman from Khoisan was exhibited for her large buttocks in Europe

Sarah Baartman was born in 1780, her names were Saartjie or Sawtche or Ssehura which means diminutive form. She was from the Khoikhoi nomadic ethnic group that lived in the eastern  region of the Cape Colony in present day South Africa. Sarah was 4 ft 7in tall....

“Hell Fire? We Eat Hell Fire Here In Africa” Cetewayo, King of the Zulu told Christian Missionaries

Cetewayo, King of the Zulu’s, was a hero in a war with the British, causing the most crushing defeat the English ever experienced from any Africans in modern history. His victory at Isandlhwana was one of the most terrifying slaughters in history. In 1879, the British...
100 THINGS THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT AFRICA

100 THINGS THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT AFRICA

1. The human race is of African origin. The oldest known skeletal remains of anatomically modern humans (or homo sapiens sapiens) were excavated at sites in East Africa. Human remains were discovered at Omo in Ethiopia that were dated at 195,000 years old, the oldest...

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Short Story: 100 Years a Slave

Short Story: 100 Years a Slave

On that beautiful Monday morning, Officer Teso reported to the B Division Police station at Ajah estate, to sign in for his riffle. He greeted his fellow officers, quickly collected his riffle and changed into his uniform. He was about to head out with his...

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Africa’s Scars: We Must Never Forget

Africa’s Scars: We Must Never Forget

A child was maltreated by his stepmother when he was young. A child was flogged with iron rods.  A child had pepper put in his eyes for no just reason. A child’s back was burnt with electric pressing iron because he was too tired to wash plates when he got back...

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Short Story: 100 Years a Slave

Short Story: 100 Years a Slave

On that beautiful Monday morning, Officer Teso reported to the B Division Police station at Ajah estate, to sign in for his riffle. He greeted his fellow officers, quickly collected his riffle and changed into his uniform. He was about to head out with his...

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Africa’s Scars: We Must Never Forget

Africa’s Scars: We Must Never Forget

A child was maltreated by his stepmother when he was young. A child was flogged with iron rods.  A child had pepper put in his eyes for no just reason. A child’s back was burnt with electric pressing iron because he was too tired to wash plates when he got back...

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Songhai Empire (c. 1464–1591)

Songhai Empire (c. 1464–1591)

The Songhai Empire during the 15th and 16th centuries was a kingdom that controlled the Western Sahel. It was one of the most important states in African history at its height. The state is known for its historiographic name, derived from the Songhai, its leading...

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How Idi Amin Made White Men Carry him

How Idi Amin Made White Men Carry him

Idi Amin Dada, the third president of Uganda ruled from 1971 to 1979. His rule was characterised by political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement. Amin was known to have egotistical...

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