Mr Madu

Davy the Maroon: The Jamaican Slave Catcher Who Made a Living Chasing Runaway Slaves

Captain Davy was an eighteenth-century Maroon officer who gained notoriety by killing Coromantee Tacky (chief) of the tribe, the leader of Tacky's Revolt, the most dangerous slave rebellion in eighteenth-century Jamaica.

King Mwanga II: The Alleged Bisexual African King who Fought Against the Christianization of His Kingdom

King Mwanga II of Buganda, also known as Danieri Basammula-Ekkere Mwanga II Mukasa, was a Ugandan monarch who ruled over the Kingdom of Buganda (Uganda) in the late 19th century.

Tacky’s War: The Brutal Slave Rebellion that Shook the British Empire in the 18th Century

Tacky's Rebellion began on April 7, 1760, on the frontier of St. Mary Parish in Jamaica. Tacky and a group of followers, consisting of both men and women, organized a coordinated attack on several plantations, killing overseers and other white colonists, and freeing enslaved people.

Dompas: The Oppressive Apartheid Law That Restricted the Movement of Black Africans in South Africa

South Africa's pass laws also called dompas, were a system of regulations that restricted the movement of black Africans within the country. These laws were implemented by the white minority government in South Africa during apartheid.

Dame Portugaise: The Luso-African Female Slave Trader Who Acted as a Liaison Between African Chiefs and Europeans in 17th-Century Senegal

Dame Portugaise was a woman of mixed heritage, born to a Portuguese father and African mother, who became a prominent slave trader in the Wrst African coastal town of Rufisque.

Top 20 Happiest Countries in Africa, 2024

According to the latest World Happiness Index, the top five countries in Africa with the highest levels of happiness are Mauritius, Algeria, South Africa, Republic of Congo, and Guinea.

Negro Dogs: How Vicious Dogs Were Used To Track, Attack, And Capture Runaway Slaves

The use of highly trained, strong and aggressive Dog breeds like the bloodhounds and Dogo Cubano aka 'Negro Dog' to track, attack, and capture runaway slaves was a common practice in America during the slavery era.

Mwenda Msiri: The African King Who Was Killed by Belgian Colonialists Seeking Control over His Mineral-Rich Territory

The valuable mineral resources in Mwenda Msiri’s kingdom made him a target for European colonial powers, ultimately leading to his death at the hands of Belgian colonialists in 1891.

The Rosewood Massacre: How A White Lie Destroyed A Black Town in 1923

The Rosewood Massacre was a violent and racially motivated attack on the predominantly African American town of Rosewood, Florida, that took place in 1923.

‘Hit the Nigg*r Baby’ – How African-Americans Were Used as Human Targets in the 1880s

The African Dodger, also known as the "hit the Nigg*r baby" was a racist carnival game that was popular in the United States in the late 19th century. The African Dodger was played at fairs, carnivals, and other public...

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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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