San People

History of The San People

The San are the oldest inhabitants of Southern Africa, where they have lived for at least 20 000 years. The term San is commonly used to refer to a diverse group of hunter-gatherers living in Southern Africa who share historical and linguistic connections.

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Christian Frederick Cole – The First Black Graduate of the University of Oxford and England’s First Black Barrister

Christian Frederick Cole was a Sierra Leonean lawyer who became an historical icon after becoming the first African barrister to practice in England and the first black African student to study at the University of Oxford.

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The President Who Ruled For 24 Hours

Christopher Okoro Cole was a Governor-general and President of Sierra Leone in the early 1970s. A very quiet character in the annals of history, many people often mistake Siaka Stevens for being the first president of Sierra Leone.

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The fascinating story of Emperor Menelik II and his “Lion Corps”

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia faced numerous challenges, including conflicts with neighboring regions and European colonial powers. During this time, transportation of supplies and ammunition to support his forces during battles was a crucial concern. Seeking a unique solution, Menelik II came up with an unconventional idea: employing lions as “soldiers” to carry loads.

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African American Museum

Historic African American Museum Opens in Charleston, United States

The long-awaited International African American Museum is preparing to unveil its doors in one of the United States’ most significant slave trading ports in Charleston,…

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Ella Koblo Gulama

Biography of Ella Koblo Gulama: The First Elected Female Member of Parliament In Sierra Leone

Madam Ella Koblo Gulama MBE; OBE, MRSL was the first elected female member of parliament in Sierra Leone and the first woman to hold a ministerial position in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

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Queen Tiye: The Black Woman Who Was Egypt’s Most Powerful Queen

Tiye was the queen of Egypt of the 18th dynasty and the wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, the mother of Akhenaten, and the grandmother of…

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Bodi Tribe: The Ethiopian Tribe Where Body-Shaming Does Not Exist

To be fat as a Bodi man is to be famous and admired by your tribesmen and women. It earns you respect, adoration and fame.

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Queen Nzinga: The African Queen Who Fought Portuguese Colonialism and Slavery For 37 Years

As a woman who had to fight for more than thirty years for the freedom of her people and the independence of her kingdoms, Queen Nzinga showed bravery you would rarely see in today’s women. Her 30 years of fighting against the oppressors proved that Africans resisted slavery and that not ALL of Africa participated in the act.

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Nwanyeruwa – The Nigerian Woman Who Led A Nationwide Revolution Against British Colonialism

Nwanyeruwa was an Igbo woman from southeastern Nigeria during the colonial era who organized and led 10,000 Nigerian women to protest against the exploitative taxation…

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King Piye: The First Black Pharaoh Who Ruled Egypt From 744–714 BC

King Piye was an ancient Kushite king and founder of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt, who conquered and ruled Egypt from 744-714 BC. He seized…

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Queen Amanirenas: The One-Eyed African Queen Who Defeated Caesar Augustus Of The Roman Empire

Queen Amenirenas was a Nubian ruler of the ancient African kingdom of Kush (located in modern-day Sudan), who is widely recognized as a skilled warrior…

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Meet Amina: The Warrior Queen Who Ruled Zaria For More Than 30 Years In The 16th Century

Aminatu, commonly known as Queen Amina of the city-state Zazzau (now the city of Zaria in Kaduna State), is significantly recognized as the first woman…

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King Ikenchukwu Keagborekuzi I – The Nigerian King Who Became The World’s Youngest Monarch At Age Two

In 1979, when he was two years old, Agbor Kingdom in Delta State, Nigeria, crowned King Ikenchukwu Keagborekuzi I as their King.

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Banna people

The Banna People of Ethiopia Where Young Men Walk on Stilts

The Banna, sometimes called Benna or Banya are a Nilotic ethnic group in Ethiopia that can be found in areas like Chari mountain near Kako town and Dimeka.

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John Edmonstone

John Edmonstone: The Enslaved Black Man Who Taught Charles Darwin The Skill of Taxidermy, A Skill That Made The Theory of Evolution Possible

John Edmonstone was an enslaved black man who taught the young and inexperienced Charles Darwin the skill of taxidermy.

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The Enslaved Black Man Behind The Jack Daniel’s Whiskey

Jasper Newton popularly known as “Jack Daniel” is celebrated for inventing Jack Daniel’s Whiskey in the 19th century. However, the company announced in 2016 that Daniel had learnt the skill of whiskey making from a black man named Nathan “Uncle Nearest” Green.

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Valentine Strasser

The Story Of Valentine Strasser, Africa’s Youngest President

When Valentine Strasser took over Sierra Leone as the country’s Head of State three days after his 25th birthday, he set a record for the youngest Head of State in history. Capt. Valentine Strasser rose to prominence as one of six equally young fellow officers who led the military coup that ousted Ex-President Joseph Saidu Momoh on April 29, 1992.

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The Belgian King Who Got Away With Killing 10 Million Africans And His Atrocious Letter To The Belgian Missionaries In Congo

Over the years, several historians and skeptics have subsequently debated the arrival of religion in Africa. Even though there is a school of thought that…

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How The Soviet Union Helped Patrice Lumumba

Eager to act quickly and the world had turned its back against him, Patrice Lumumba ran to the Soviet Union for help. It was the Soviet Union who gave a listening ear to Lumumba.

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