History

ANGLO ZULU WAR (1879)

The Anglo-Zulu War was a conflict between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom…

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Saladin

Saladin is the Western name of Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, the Muslim sultan…

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Thomas Sankara: The Pan African Hero Whose Fleeting Rule Left a Timeless Footprint

Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara was a pan-African revolutionary who served as the president of…

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The Eminent Rise and Fall of Shaka Zulu

Shaka Zulu may be a controversial figure, but he has left an…

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The History of Algeria

Algeria is a large, predominantly Muslim country in North Africa. From the Mediterranean coast,…

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Nile and Egypt

Throughout some five millennia, the ancient Egyptians developed a distinctive material culture shaped in…

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The Kingdom of Aksum

Axum or Aksum was a major empire of the ancient world, the kingdom of…

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Lobatse: Botswana's First Town

Lobatse is proud of its history as Botswana's first Town, the services it provides…

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How Colonialism Instilled Inferiority Complexes in Africans

In this age, African people in all parts of the world grapple with embracing…

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History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The country that began as a king’s private domain (the Congo Free…

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History of Rwanda and it's Colonization

Rwanda is a land-locked Country located in the Eastern part of Africa. People began…

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Most Influential African Empires in History

Africa boasts of a rich culture and history that cuts across socio-political and economic…

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How Ancient Egyptian Knowledge Influenced the Invention of Electricity

Electricity is the fuel for most technologies today. Many devices simply will not operate…

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The Rise and Fall of the Ancient Oyo Empire

According to Yoruba legend, the Yoruba race started with a mythic king called Oduduwa…

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The Songhai Empire

The Songhai Empire was a large and powerful West African civilization from about 1450-1600. 

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The Ghana Empire

The Kingdom of Ghana, also known as Wagadu or Wagadugu, was the earliest known…

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The Republic of Cape Verde

The Republic of Cape Verde or Cape Verde is a republic located on an…

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Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), is a self-declared state claiming authority over the disputed…

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Why the Asians were expelled from Uganda in 1972 by Idi Amin and how they ended up in UK

Former President Amin forced tens of thousands of people to leave Uganda and it…

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The Eritrean–Ethiopian War

The Eritrean–Ethiopian War, also known as the Badme War, was a major armed conflict…

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History of Benin Republic

Benin Republic, officially known as the Republic of Benin, is a West African country…

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History of Uganda

The early history of Uganda, like much of sub-Saharan Africa, is a saga of…

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A Brief Description about Lesotho

The Kingdom of Lesotho is a landlocked country that is surrounded by…

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History of Zimbabwe

The name Zimbabwe is derived from the Shona, dzimba dzemabwe,…

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History of Guinea Bissau

Early historyThe precolonial history of Guinea-Bissau has not been fully documented in the archaeological…

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History of Madagascar before, during and after colonization

The history of Madagascar, named after one of its constituent islands, the fourth largest…

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History of Malawi and its colonization

The paleontological record of human cultural artifacts in Malawi dates back more than 50,000…

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Who brought the first African slaves?

August 2019 marked the 400th year since a group of about 20 Africans were…

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The history of Egypt under the British

The history of Egypt under the British lasted from 1882, when it was occupied…

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The Negative Effect of the Amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914

As of 1861, Lagos was already an area that was controlled by the colonial…

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East Africa's slave trade (Zanziba)

Over several centuries countless East Africans were sold as slaves by Muslim Arabs to…

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History of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It covers an area of around 105,900…

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History of the Elmina Castle

St George’s Castle, a Unesco heritage site, was built as a trading post by…

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The Colonization of Mauritius

Mauritius has a rich history and is located in a…

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History of the Colonization of Niger and it's Independence

One of the central themes of the history of Niger is the interaction between the Tuareg…

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Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah, (born September 1909, Nkroful, Gold Coast [now Ghana]—died April 27, 1972, Bucharest, Romania). A…

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History of Gambia Colonization and Slavery

The Gambia, officially the Republic of the Gambia, is a country in West Africa that is…

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The British Colonization vs French Colonization in Africa

European colonialism in Africa birthed the current political order in most African countries. Britain, France, Germany,…

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A Brief History of Chad

Chad has a long and rich history. A humanoid skull found in Borkou is more than…

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The Angolan Civil War: 1975 2002

The Angolan War of Independence between various Angolan factions and the Portuguese which began on 4…

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Wole Soyinka, a great African and Nobel Prize Winner

Wole Soyinka was born on July 13, 1934, in Abeokuta, southwest Nigeria. A prolific author whose…

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The Kru Tribe (The people that refused to be captured and taken away for slavery)

The people of Kru are a tribe of West Africa from South-Eastern Liberia and the neighboring…

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HOW DID ALL NEGROID NORTH AFRICA BECAME ALL CAUCASOID AND OCCIDENTALS?

The regions of Africa in the Sahel, the Sahara, and coastal areas consisted of different tribal…

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The Battle of Nsamankow January 21, 1824

The Battle of Nsamankow was a battle between the United Kingdom and the Ashanti Empire that…

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History of Liberia

Histories of Liberia generally begin with the arrival of the Portuguese traders in the mid-1400s, and…

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Bishop Benson Idahosa

Benson Andrew Idahosa (11 September 1938 – 12 March 1998) affectionately called PAPA or BA by many…

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The History of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has a long and complex history of slavery. The first recorded instance of slavery…

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Albert John Mvumbi Luthuli

Lutuli was heir to a tradition of tribal leadership. His grandfather was chief of his small…

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History of Eritrea from Colonization to Independence

Eritrea is a country located in the Horn of Africa.…

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A Brief History of Comoros

The Comoros/The Union of The Comoros is an Island Nation in the 

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The story of Marcus Garvey

Marcus Moziah Garvey was a charismatic 

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Sir Seretse Khama

The late Sir Seretse Khama was the first President of the Republic of Botswana.…

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Muhammad I Askia Askia d Great

Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr al-Turi or Muhammad Ture, was the first ruler of the 

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The Colonization of Somalia

During the early colonization of Somalia, there was a competition between multiple countries to…

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French colonization of Algeria

In the European race to divide the land of the world among themselves during the colonial…

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Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Hemery Lumumba, (born July 2, 1925, Onalua, Belgian Congo [now Democratic Republic of the Congo]…

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History of Seychelles

The islands were known by traders from the Persian Gulf centuries ago, but the first recorded landing…

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How Africa's history shaped the modern world

THE FACTS Howard W. French, is an award-winning journalist, author and professor at Columbia University Graduate…

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The Kingdom of Benin

The Kingdom of Benin prospered from the 1200s to the 1800s C.E. in western Africa, in…

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Mansa Musa (Musa I of Mali)

Mansa Musa (Musa I of Mali) was the ruler of the kingdom of Mali from 1312…

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The Qatari princess, Angelina Jolie and the battle of the pyramids

Princess Sheikha Moza bint Nasser's visit to Sudan did not…

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One of Africa's best kept secrets

Africa has a rich and complex history but there is widespread ignorance of this heritage. A…

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THE MOZAMBICAN CIVIL WAR (1977 1992)

The Mozambican Civil War was a 15-year conflict that occurred between May 30, 1977, and October 4, 1992,…

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History of Mozambique

During the colonial era, Mozambique’s history was written as though it had begun with the arrival…

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The Empire of Mali (1230 1600)

The Empire of Mali was one of the largest empires in West African History, and at…

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History of Somalia

Created in 1960 from a former British protectorate and an Italian colony, Somalia collapsed into anarchy…

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A Brief History of Senegal

Early Senegal The first human beings in Senegal were hunters but by about 3,000 BCE they…

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History of Côte d'Ivoire

Brief History of Côte d'Ivoire Côte d’Ivoire has a rich pre-colonial history. Five major native states…

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GHANA MUST GO: The ugly history of Africa’s most famous bag

In 1983, Nigeria expelled two million undocumented West African migrants, half of whom were from Ghana.…

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Killi we Nwachukwu: The story of an Igbo Superman

Uzoma Nwaozuzu Nwachukwu, was an Igbo Superman. He hailed from Mbaitolu in Imo state, South Eastern…

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Descendants of Last Slave Ship Still Live in Alabama Community

For most black Americans descended from enslaved Africans, there’s no way of tracing back where their…

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France Has Assassinated 22 African Presidents Since 1963

For African leaders who boldly stood up to the unending imperialist tendencies of the former colonial…

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The Role of Islam in Slavery in Africa

Slavery and the enslavement of people were widespread throughout ancient history. Most, if not all, ancient…

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How Many Enslaved People Were Taken from Africa?

Information about how many enslaved people were stolen from Africa and shipped across the Atlantic to…

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The Original name of Africa and how it got its current name

Whenever the word Africa is mentioned, different thoughts come racing into people's minds. For some, it…

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Funmilayo Ransome Kuti (1900–1978)

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900–1978) was a leading activist during Nigerian women’s anti-colonial struggles. She founded the Abeokuta…

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History of Ghana Since its Independence

Ghana is a sub-Saharan African country that gained its independence in 1957.  Capital: Accra Government: Parliamentary Democracy Official…

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The Search for a new Africa

We desire a new Africa, an Africa with audacity – the audacity to think moonshots. We…

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Back to the 1980s General: Nigerian newspaper strips Buhari of 'president' title

A major newspaper outlet in Nigeria says Muhammadu Buhari did not deserve the title of president,…

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In the year 1896 Ethiopia Beats Back Colonizers in the Battle of Adwa

In the year 1896, Ethiopia fended off an invading Italian army and secured its independence. In…

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Anthony Enahoro

Chief Anthony Eromosele Enahoro was a Nigerian nationalist, journalist, pro-democracy activist and politician. He is considered…

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Nelson Mandela

The South African activist and former president Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) helped bring an…

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World War II

The story of the Second World War’s battles and key events is a familiar one to…

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Rwandan Genocide

During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, members of the Hutu…

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Female Warriors Who Led African Empires and Armies

Long before—and during— the European colonization of Africa, ancient kingdoms and empires thrived for centuries on…

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This 14th Century African Emperor Remains the Richest Person in History

In the vast fictional universe of Marvel Comics, T’Challa, better known as Black Panther, is not only…

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Banana Island in Lagos is a Billionaire’s Paradise

Banana Island, which is Nigeria’s answer to Paris’s Seventh Arrondissement, San Diego’s La Jolla, New York…

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How the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade Created the African Diaspora

The trans-Atlantic slave trade was the capture, forcible transport, and sale of native Africans to Europeans for lifelong…

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How Nelson Mandela Used Rugby as a Symbol of South African Unity

On June 24, 1995, at Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium, South Africa won the Rugby World Cup…

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Nelson Mandela released from prison

Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27…

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The Rise and Fall of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s Longtime Dictator

The 93-year-old president’s 37-year rule ended with a military coup. Robert Mugabe, the deposed president of…

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Robert Mugabe

The leader of Zimbabwe since its independence in 1980, Robert Mugabe (1924-2019) was one of the…

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Idi Amin of Uganda

Idi Amin: Early Life and Military Career Idi Amin Dada…

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Muammar Gaddafi

Muammar al-Qaddafi, also spelled Muammar Khadafy, Moammar Gadhafi, or Muʿammar al-Qadhdhāfī, (born 1942, near Sirte, Libya—died October 20, 2011,…

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Mme. Abomah, The African Giantess who was once the tallest woman in the world

Ella Williams (Mme Abomah) was once the world`s tallest lady in the late 1800`s and early…

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The First ever general election in Nigeria

It was the year 1923 when the country faced its first general elections ever. They happened…

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How Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi Of Benin Was Exiled To Calabar

  At the end of the 19th century, the Kingdom of Benin had managed to retain…

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Cameroon History

Cameroon gained its name from what Portuguese settlers had named the River of Shrimp, Rio dos…

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PAST GOVERNORS OF LAGOS STATE

  BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU - 2019 - Current Until his emergence as the Executive Governor of Lagos…

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Archibald Grimke, Journalist born

*Archibald Grimké was born on this date in 1849.  He was a Black lawyer, intellectual, journalist,…

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Lynching Attempted in St. Paul, Minnesota

On Sun, 06.02.1895, a Black man was nearly lynched in St. Paul, MN.   Houston Osborne a young…

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On August 6, 1962 Jamaica Gained Independence From Britain

On August 6, 1962, Jamaica celebrates its independence from British colonial rule.  The Caribbean island was…

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South Africa Gains Independence From Britain

On Wed, May 31, 1961, South Africa gained independence from Britain.  This was the first step…

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Countries in Africa

There are 54 countries in Africa today, according to the United Nations. The full list is shown in…

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Namibian History – Facts and Information

Early in the 20th Century, Namibia was a German Colony. After the 1st World War, it became…

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Simon Petrus: a Namibian who invented a sim less and airtime free phone

In 2016 a teenager from Namibia invented a 'Sim-less' and 'Airtime free' Phone. Simon Petrus created…

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African History Month

African history does not start with slavery and end with Obama leaving office–‘Alik Shahadah African History…

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SOME AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND THEIR NICK NAMES

• South Africa – Rainbow Nation • Rwanda – Land…

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Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe, in full Albert Chinualumogu Achebe, (born November 16, 1930, Ogidi, Nigeria—died March 21, 2013, Boston, 

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Nigerian Men Used As Signage By The British To Celebrate Christmas At Badagry 1923

Rare photo of what the Christmas celebration looked like in Badagry in 1923 during the slave…

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The African Roman Emperor who influenced Britain in the first century

Only a few people have ever heard of the African Roman Emperor who influenced Britaiń in…

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What Martin Luther King Jr. Meant to New York

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., though most associated with the South, had deep ties…

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The Curious History of Anthony Johnson: From Captive African to Right wing Talking Point

In various corners of the internet, memes circulate about a Black man identified as “Anthony Johnson,”…

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Sultan Ibrahim Njoya, the 17th ruler of the Bamun

On 30 May 1933, Sultan Ibrahim Njoya, the 17th ruler of the Bamun, a large ethnic…

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Who Composed the Nigerian National Anthem

The Nigerian national anthem – “Arise, O Compatriots” was composed by the late Pa Benedict Odiase,…

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The Colonization of Kenya

The British East African Company was granted a charter in 1888, which led to the colonization…

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Kenya History in Summary from the 8th Century to Date

This article provides a comprehensive analysis of Kenya's history from the 8th century to date. It talks…

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WHO SOLD NIGERIA TO THE BRITISH FOR £865K IN 1899?

This is the story of the first oil war, which was fought in the 19th century,…

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History of the British Takeover of Nigeria

Nigeria is a country in West Africa. It was colonized by the British in 1884 and…

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How Nigeria got her name

The name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River running through the country. This name was…

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Nigeria was sold to Queen Elizabeth II for £865k

The question of how Nigeria became an independent country, which in recent times has been regarded…

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History of Kambari; Nigeria’s Naked Tribe

One might wonder if, truly, there is still a tribe or nation in this modern world…

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Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s Third Head of State

Yakubu Dan-Yumma Gowon is a retired Nigerian Army general and military leader who served as Nigeria’s head of state from August…

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The Story Behind Tafa Balogun’s Forced Retirement

Mustafa Adebayo Balogun was the 11th Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force. He joined the police force…

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History of the Nigerian Army

With 100,000 professional men, the Nigerian Army is the largest component of the Nigerian Armed Forces.…

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The African History

Scientists believe that Africa was the birthplace of mankind. By 100,000 BC modern humans…

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