Uzonna Anele

Bussa’s Rebellion of 1816, the Largest Slave Revolt in Barbadian History

The largest slave rebellion in Barbadian history took place during the Bussa uprising in April 1816. The rebellion takes its name from the African-born slave, Bussa, who led the rebellion. During the slave trade era, many embittered Africans expressed their...

Cornelius Frederiks: the Namibian Captain Who Was Locked Up in a Concentration Camp for Fighting Against German Colonialists

Cornelius Frederiks was a Namibian freedom fighter who actively fought a guerrilla-style war against German colonialists during the Herero-Nama war of 1904.

List of African Countries and Their Presidents (2022)

This is a list of African countries and their presidents, heads of state, heads of governments, and other rulers in the year 2022.

Dambe – Nigeria’s Centuries Old Form of Mixed Martial Arts

Dambe is a type of martial art that is associated with the Hausa people that mainly inhabit the north of Nigeria

Kobina Gyan, the African King Who Was Exiled for Refusing to Take an Oath of Allegiance to the British

Kobina Gyan was king of the Elmina kingdom who was exiled to sierra leone in 1873 by the British colonial authorities for his refusal to take an oath of allegiance to the British.

Rabih Az-zubayr, the African Slave Trader Who Was Beheaded for Daring to Fight Against French Colonialists

Rabih az-Zubayr usually known as Rabah in French, was a Sudanese warlord and slave trader who established a powerful empire east of Lake Chad, in today's Chad.

King Almamy Suluku of Sierra Leone, the Political Maestro of the 19th Century

Almamy Suluku was a powerful Limba ruler who maintained his independence as long as possible through brilliant political strategy.

Gaspar Yanga, the Runaway Slave Who Led a Successful Resistance Against the Spanish Colonial Government in Mexico in 1609

Gaspar Yanga was an African who escaped slavery in Mexico (then New Spain) during the early period of Spanish colonial rule

Sarraounia Mangou, the African Queen Who Resisted French Colonial Troops at the Battle of Lougou in 1899

Sarraounia Mangou was one of the few African tribal leaders who fought and resisted the advances of French expansionists Paul Voulet and Julien Chanoine at the battle of lougou

Lukasa, the Memory Device of the Ancient African Kingdom of Luba

The Lukasa is a memory device that was used by the Luba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo for record keeping.

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The Virginia Killing Act of 1669: the Law That Made It Legal to Kill a Slave

The Virginia casual killing act of 1669 declared that, should a slave be killed as a result of extreme punishment, the master should not face charges for the murder.
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The Creation Story of the Akamba People of Kenya

In the beginning, Mulungu the creator is said to have formed a man and a woman in heaven before placing them on a rock in on earth, where it is said that their footprints, as well as the footprints of their animals, can still be seen today.

Bussa’s Rebellion of 1816, the Largest Slave Revolt in Barbadian History

The largest slave rebellion in Barbadian history took place during the Bussa uprising in April 1816. The rebellion takes its name from the African-born...

Top 10 Longest Serving Presidents in Africa, 2022

Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang is the longest serving president in Africa and the world. He is closely followed by Cameroons President Paul Biya.

Cornelius Frederiks: the Namibian Captain Who Was Locked Up in a Concentration Camp for Fighting Against German Colonialists

Cornelius Frederiks was a Namibian freedom fighter who actively fought a guerrilla-style war against German colonialists during the Herero-Nama war of 1904.