Africa

The Rise and Fall of Mary Faber, West Africa’s Notorious Slave Trader in the Early 19th Century

Mary Faber, also known as Mary Faber de Sange, was a descendant of African Americans who later gained prominence as a notorious slave trader in Guinea during the early 19th century.

British Colonies in Africa and their Dates of Independence

The years of independence for the British colonies in Africa varied, with some countries gaining independence in the 1950s and others not achieving independence until the 1980s.

Antemoro People, This African Tribe Used to Be Widely Reputed for Their Astrologers

The Antemoro people were widely reputed in the pre-colonial period for their astrologers, who could predict the future based on lunar phases and astrological charts.

The Unforgettable Legacy of Hattie McDaniel: The First Black Actress to Win an Oscar

Hattie McDaniel was a pioneering African American actress, singer, and songwriter who made history in 1940 when she became the first black person to win an Academy Award.

Project Atlantropa: A German Architect’s Plan To Merge Europe And Africa Into One

In Sörgel's Atlantropa, white Europeans would rule as the dominant race, using black Africans as a strictly segregated source of manual labor.

How Enslaved Black Women Resisted Slave Breeding By Using Cotton Roots as Contraceptives

Slave breeding was a slave multiplication agenda. It was implemented by slave owners through a forced sexual relation between the male and female slaves and between masters and their female slaves.

Ka’el Festival: the Unusual Ethiopian Festival Where Men Compete for the Title of Fattest Man

The Ka'el festival, in Ethiopia, is a plump festival where Ethiopian men from the me'en ethnic group compete to be the fattest in the village

Top 10 Longest Serving Presidents in Africa, 2023

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.

List of African Countries and Their Presidents (2023)

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

Landlocked Countries in Africa

Chad covers an area of 1,284,000 square kilometres and is the largest landlocked country in Africa, and the fifth largest country in Africa by size area.
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Memories of Slavery: The Dark History of Sierra Leone’s Bunce Island

Bunce Island was a former slave castle located in the Sierra Leone River and was one of the largest...