African history

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.

Ndaté Yalla Mbodj: the Senegalese Queen Who Led the Resistance Against French Colonial Forces in 1855

Ndaté Yalla Mbodj was the last great Lingeer (Queen) of Waalo (present day Senegal) who fought against the French colonialist army led by General Louis Faidherbe in 1855.

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.

Jacob Morenga, the Namibian Military Genius Who Frustrated the Germans During the German-Herero Conflict of 1904

Jacob Morenga, also known as the "black Napoleon", was one of the chief leader in the insurrections against the German Empire which took place between 1904 and 1908.

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

Abushiri, the East African Slave Trader Who Was Hanged for Fighting Against German Colonialism

Abushiri, was a wealthy merchant and slave-owning plantation owner who is known for Revolting against the German East Africa Company in present-day Tanzania.

Kinjikitile Ngwale, the Tanzanian Spiritual Leader Who Was Hanged for Leading a Rebellion Against German Colonial Rule

Kinjikitile Ngwale was a Tanzanian spiritual leader that led an armed rebellion of Islamic and animist Africans against German colonial rule in German East Africa in 1905

Omar Ibn Sayyid, the Fula Islamic Scholar Who Was Captured and Sold in the United States in 1807

Omar ibn Sayyid was a Fula Islamic scholar from Futa Toro in Senegal, who was enslaved and transported to the United States in 1807.

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