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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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Queen Ella Koblo Gulama
Posted in African History Black History Month

Queen Ella Koblo Gulama: The First Elected Female Member of Parliament In Sierra Leone And The First Female Minister In Sub-Saharan Africa

In celebration of Black History Month, The African Dream celebrate the life and death of the first elected female member of parliament in Sierra Leone and the first woman to hold a ministerial position in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her name is Queen Ella Koblo Gulama MBE; OBE, MRSL.

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Posted in African History Black History Month

King Almamy Suluku: One of The Smartest Sierra Leonean Kings In History And One of The Most Influential In African History

In celebration of Black History, The African Dream celebrate King Almamy Suluku one of the greatest kings in African history who, during the British rule in Sierra Leone managed to maintain his independence as long as possible through political strategy. His progressive rule made his kingdom one of the largest as well as one of the richest in Sierra Leone.

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Posted in African History Inspiring African Stories

Lamina Sankoh: One of the most prominent and fearless political leaders in pre-independence Sierra Leone

In celebration of Black History Month, The African Dream celebrate one of the most inspiring, fearless, and prominent Sierra Leonean heroes in history, Lamina Sankoh — one of the few men that introduced sanity and intellectualism into Sierra Leone politics. A national hero who stood by his conviction that Sierra Leone should be one country, and that its inhabitants should live and work as one; thus the birth of “One Country, One People”.

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The Door of No Return: How 20 Million Africans Passed Through This Door As Slaves To The Americas And Europe

Goree Island, home to ‘The Door of No Return’, is a tiny 45-acre island that is located approximately 3 kilometres (2 miles) off the coast of Dakar, the capital of Senegal. The Island is home to one of the oldest sites of European settlement on the African coast, and once the center of the West African slave trade with an estimated 20 million Africans passing through the Island between 1536-1848 to work on plantations in Europe and the Americas.

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Top 5 Reasons Why The Birth of Steve Biko Signified A Promulgation of Black Consciousness

Bantu Stephen Biko, commonly known as Steve Biko, is incontestably the pacesetter for black empowerment and vibrancy. Born on the 18th December 1946, within the…

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