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The Kidnap and Brutal Lynching of Mack Charles Parker in 1959

Mack Charles Parker was a 23 year old truck driver who had been accused and arrested for allegedly raping a pregnant white woman.

Samuel Maharero: The Namibian Chief Who Led His People to War with the Germans

Samuel Maharero was a Paramount Chief of the Herero people in Namibia who led a revolt against the colonial German government in 1904

Slave Brokerage: How Early U.S. Newspapers Facilitated The Sales And Purchase Of Slaves

In the earliest history of US stock brokerage, one stock stood out both in nature and the revenue it generated – humans. The more preferred name for the merchandise was slave, and the stock market were the first US newspapers

Thiaroye Massacre: How France Massacred its West African Troops in 1944

The Thiaroye massacre was a massacre of some members of French West African troops who were protesting against non-payment of wages towards the end of World War II.

Edward Nkoloso and His Afronauts Project: Could the USA Have Stolen Their Space Secrets From Zambia?

Edward Makuka Nkoloso and His Afronauts Project: Nkoloso hoped to beat the United States and Soviet Union's respective space programs at the height of the Space Race.

Antera Duke: The Nigerian Slave Trader Whose Diary Helped Exposed the Relationships Between African Elites and Slave Merchants

Antera Duke was an 18th century slave dealer and Efik chief from Calabar whose diary helped unveil the relationships between African Elites amd English slave traders.

Antonianism: The Catholic Movement That Portrayed Jesus as a Black Man

The Antonianism Christian movement taught that Jesus and other early Christian figures were from the Kongo Empire and that heaven is for Africans alone.

Fighting Slavery With Suicide: The Fascinating Story of the Kru People of Liberia

The Kru or Kroo are a West African ethnic group who are indigenous to eastern Liberia. During the Slave trade era, they were also infamous amongst early European slave raiders as being especially averse to capture

Rwanda Remembers Victims of 1994 Genocide

Today, 7th April, 2022, marks 28 years since the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda in which over 800,000 people were killed in 100 days of inhumane slaughter.

Badu Bonsu II: This Ghanaian King Was Hanged and Beheaded in 1838 for Rebelling Against the Dutch

Badu Bonsu II was a Ghanaian king and the leader of the Ahanta tribe on the coast of what is now Ghana who was executed in 1838 by the Dutch, who, at the time, were in control of the Dutch Gold Coast.
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Least Liveable Cities in Africa, 2022

Lagos is the second least liveable city in the world and the least liveable city in Africa according to EIU global livability index.
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