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What Role Did Islam Play in African Slavery?

When Africans talk of slavery they inevitably mean the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Is this a true representation of the practice in Africa?

What is Pan-Africanism?

How has Pan-Africanism developed over the last couple of centuries into a socio-political movement?

Southern African Independence

A chronology of colonization and independence.: south west africa dutch east indies walvis bay gold ivory africa independence

What Caused the Mau Mau Rebellion in Kenya?

The Mau Mau were a militant African nationalist movement active in Kenya during the 1950s whose main aim was to remove British rule and European settlers from the country.

A Brief History of Ghana - Part 1

A brief introduction to the history of Ghana from the time of early humans to the present day. Part 1 - Early Kingdoms to Independence

What Was the Mfecane?

A explanation of the term Mfecane and why the subject is controversial.

How Did Goods Get Across the Sahara in Medieval...

Between the 11th and 15th centuries West Africa was a major trading region, exporting goods to Europe, Arabia, India, and China across the Sahara Desert.

The Legacy of Jomo Kenyatta, the First...

First president of Kenya and prominent independence leader. Born into dominant Kikuyu culture, Kenyatta became its most famous interpreter of Kikuyu traditions through his book Facing Mount Kenya. Part 1 of his biography, from his early days to his political awakening.

How Stephen Bantu Biko Became an Anti-Apartheid...

A short biography of Steve Biko, founder and martyr of the Black Consciousness movement in South Africa.

When and How Did Apartheid Come to an End in...

Unsure when Apartheid ended in South Africa? Find the answer in this Apartheid FAQ.

When Did Apartheid Start in South Africa?

Unsure when Apartheid started in South Africa? Find the answer in this Apartheid FAQ.

How Slaves Were Traded from Africa to the...

Information on how many slaves were shipped from Africa across the Atlantic to the Americas during the sixteenth century can only be estimated as very few records exist for this period. But from the seventeenth century onwards, increasingly accurate records, such as ship manifests, are available.

Plans of Slave Decks, Slave Ship Brookes

Image of African Slavery and the Slave Trade: Plans of Slave Decks, Slave Ship Brookes. Page 12.

How Sonni Ali Formed a Great African Empire

West African monarch who ruled Songhai from 1464 to 1492, expanding a small kingdom along the Niger River into one of medieval Africa's greatest empires.

Slave Decks on the Slave Bark Wildfire

Image of African Slavery and the Slave Trade: Slave Decks on the Slave Bark Wildfire. Page 13.

Exercising Slaves on a Trans-Atlantic Slave Ship

Image of African Slavery and the Slave Trade: Exercising Slaves on a Trans-Atlantic Slave Ship. Page 14.

Adinkra Symbology and its Origins

The Origin and Meaning of Adinkra Symbols.: adinkra symbols traditional cloths africanhistory akan symbols abstract shapes

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