Mr Madu

From Slavery to Master Builder and Legislator: The Story of Horace King

Horace King, also known as Horace “The Bridge Builder”, was an enslaved African-American who became a renowned builder and architect during the 19th century.

Top 10 Black Billionaires: Richest Black People in the World (2023)

Nigerian Cement tycoon 'Dangote' is the richest black person in the world, with a fortune estimated at $13.4 billion

Betsy Heard, the Mixed Race Woman Who Dominated the West African Slave Trade in the 18th Century

Betsy Heard was a powerful female slave trader who rose to prominence in 18th century West Africa. Operating out of the Bereira river, she oversaw the transportation of thousands of enslaved Africans to the Americas.

The Tragic Case of George Stinney Jr: The Youngest Person Executed in the United States in the 20th Century

George Stinney Jr. was a 14-year-old African American boy who was wrongfully convicted of the murder of two white girls in Alcolu, South Carolina in 1944.

List of African Presidents Who Have Died in Office, 2023

Throughout Africa's history, there have been several presidents who have died while in office. Some of these deaths have been the result of natural causes, while others have been the result of assassination or other violent means. In this...

From Slave to Adopted Godson of the Russian Emperor: The Remarkable Life of Abram Petrovich Gannibal

Abram Petrovich Gannibal was a Russian nobleman and military engineer of African descent who lived in the 18th century.

The Stono Rebellion: How Enslaved Africans Led the Largest Slave Rebellion in South Carolina in 1739

The Stono Rebellion was an uprising of enslaved Africans who were likely from the Central African Kingdom of Kongo that took place in the colony of South Carolina in September 1739

The Christmas Rebellion of 1831: The Story of the Great Jamaican Slave Revolt

The Christmas Rebellion, also known as the Baptist War, was a slave revolt that took place in Jamaica in 1831. It is one of the largest and most significant slave revolts in history

The Inspiring Life and Legacy of Madam C.J. Walker, the First African American Millionaire

Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, was the first self-made African American millionaire in the United States. She was a pioneering entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist.

The Maji Maji Rebellion: How African Rebels Held Their Own Against Germans Colonialists for Two Years

The Maji Maji Rebellion was a large-scale uprising that took place in the German East African colony (present-day Tanzania) between 1905 and 1907.

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Mr Madu is a freelance writer, a lover of Africa and a frequent hiker who loves long, vigorous walks, usually on hills or mountains.
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Askari: The Indigenous Soldiers of European Colonial Armies in Africa

Askaris were soldiers recruited from local populations in Africa to fight for European colonial powers during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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