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Slavery in the US: How Black Women Resisted Slave Breeding By Using Cotton Roots as Contraceptives

Throughout the antebellum era, slave breeding was a highly profitable investment. Slaves were scarce. The cheap labor they provided in plantations wasn’t cheap anymore and slave children sold like wildfire. The couple of years following the prohibition of slave importation...

Shark Island Concentration Camp: How Germany Ran the World’s First Death Camp in Namibia

Shark Island or "Death Island" was one of five concentration camps in German South West Africa. It was located on Shark Island off Lüderitz, in the far south-west of the territory which today is Namibia.

Priscilla Nzimiro: the Tragic Story of the First Igbo Female Medical Doctor

Ada Priscilla Nzimiro was a trained medical doctor from Imo State who earned her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) from the University of Glasgow in 1950

King Bayano: the Yoruba King Who Escaped Slavery and Led the Biggest Slave Revolts of 16th Century Panama

Bayano was an African enslaved by Spaniards who led the biggest slave revolts of 16th century Panama.

King Mutara III Rudahigwa: The Giant Christain King of Rwanda

King Mwami Mutara III Rudahigwa was a six foot nine Tutsi who became king in 1931 and ruled the Kingdom of Rwanda for 28 years. He was the first Rwandan king to be baptised, and to convert to Roman Catholicism.

Chief Amodu Tijani: This Yoruba Chief Took Britain to Court in 1921 for Stealing His Land and Won a Huge Compensation

Chief Amodu Tijani Oluwa, also known as simply Amodu Tijani, was a Nigerian traditional chief who cane to prominence in the high colonial period, when he took the British colonial government to court in 1921 for appropriating his land in Apapa.

Issac Woodard: the African-American Veteran Who Was Attacked and Blinded by Police Officers in 1946

Isaac Woodard Jr. was a decorated World War II veteran who was brutally beaten and blinded while still on uniform on February 12, 1946, just hours after he was honorably discharged from the United States Army.

Ellen and William Craft: the Black Couple Who Disguised Their Way Out of Slavery

The Ellen and William Crafts’ story remains a testimonial to the intelligence, and courage many African-American slaves brought to their determination to be free from enslavement.

South Sudan Kingdom Restored 117 Years After British Soldiers Killed Its Last Monarch

King Gbudue was a royal Azande leader and arguably the most prominent person in the recent history of the Azande people.

Blind Tom: Born Into Slavery, This Blind Autustic Slave Became the Highest Paid Pianist of His Time

Born into slavery, Thomas Wiggins “Blind Tom”, was a musical prodigy who became a touring phenomenon in the 1800’s
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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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