Betsy Heard, the Mixed Race Woman Who Dominated the West African Slave Trade in the 18th Century
Betsy Heard was a powerful female slave trader who rose to prominence in 18th century West Africa. Operating out of the Bereira river, she oversaw the transportation of thousands of enslaved Africans to the Americas.
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.
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.
Top 5 Richest Men in South Africa 2023: Their Age, Business and Net Worth
According to 2022 Forbes ranking, Johann Rupert is the richest man in South Africa. His net-worth is estimated at $8.9 billion.
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.
Ganga Zumba, the Runaway Slave Who Founded His Own African State in Brazil
Ganga Zumba was an African royal who escaped enslavement and established the massive runaway slave settlement of Quilombo dos Palmares
Bo-Kaap, The Most Colorful Neighborhood in Africa
Located in Cape Town on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city center, Bo-Kaap is the oldest surviving residential neighborhood in Cape Town and the most colorful neighborhood in Africa.
Lake Retba: Senegal’s Magnificent Pink Lake
Lake Retba also known as the Pink Lake is famous for its remarkable pinkish-coloured water caused by Dunaliella salina algae and its strong salt content.
Sigananda Shezi, the Zulu Chief Who Was Imprisoned for Rebelling Against British Rule and Taxation in 1906
Inkosi Sigananda Shezi was imprisoned in 1906 for rebelling against British rule and against the imposition of the Poll Tax by the colonial government.
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Top 20 Most Terrorized Countries in Africa (2023)
The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) has released a report ranking the most terrorized countries in Africa, with Burkina Faso,...