Top 10 Fastest Growing Economies in Africa, 2022
Niger's economy is projected to expand 6.9 percent this year in comparison to 3.4 percent and 1.9 pegged for Nigeria and South Africa respectively., according to the IMF
Eugene Williams: How a Black Teen’s Death in a White Only Beach Triggered the Chicago Race Riot of 1919
The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 was a violent racial conflict that started on July 27 after 17-year-old Eugene Williams was stoned and drowned in Lake Michigan for unintentionally swimming in an area reserved for only white people. On Sunday,...
King Eyo Honesty II: This Man Stopped the Killing of Twins in Calabar, Not Mary Slessor
King Eyo Honesty II ended brutal practices such as the killing of twins; human sacrifices; and the immolation of slaves upon the death of an important person.
Remembering Samuel Doe, the First World Leader to Be Tortured and Executed on Camera
On the 9th of September 1990, Samuel Doe became the first world leader to be tortured on camera before being executed.
Victoria Davies Randle, the Nigerian Goddaughter of Queen Victoria
Victoria Davies was the eldest child of Sara Forbes Bonetta, an Egbado omoba who was gifted to Queen Victoria and James Pinson Labulo Davies, a wealthy Lagos merchant.
Sir Charles Maccarthy: the British Military Governor Whose Skull the Ashantes Made Into a Drinking Cup
Sir Charles MacCarthy was killed by Ashanti forces in the battle of Nsamankow, with his skull used as a trophy of war.
Barbados Slave Code of 1661: the Legal Document That Classified African Slaves as Property
The Barbados Slave Code of 1661 defined the way of life for slaves in the Caribbean island of Barbados. The Slave Code denied rights to slaves and allowed them to be classified as property instead of human beings.
Efunsetan Aniwura: the 19th Century Yoruba Slave Trader Who Was Killed by Her Slaves
Chief Ẹfúnṣetán Aníwúrà is famous for being one of the most powerful slave trader in yoruba land in the 19th century.
Bai Bureh, the Sierra Leonean Ruler Who Led an Uprising Against the British in 1898
Hut tax war of 1898: Bai Bureh was a Sierra Leonean ruler, military strategist, and Muslim cleric, who led an uprising against British rule in 1898
Akodessewa Fetish Market – The Largest Voodoo Market in the World is Located in Togo
Togo's Akodessewa Fetish Market is recognized as the largest juju market in the world, it's a place where Babalawos/Dibias aka Voodoo practitioners can find practically anything they need for their rituals.
Fascinating Cultures and history of peoples of African origin in both Africa and the African diaspora
Samuel Green, the Abolitionist Who Was Convicted for Possessing a Copy of an Anti-slavery Novel
Samuel Green was an African-American self-emancipated abolitionist who was jailed in 1857 for possessing a copy of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.