Africa

Foundation and Rise of the Songhai Empire in Africa

Songhai Empire in Africa

At the height of its power, the Songhai power controlled and exacted tribute across the western Sudan. With renowned commercial and scholarship hubs like Timbuktu and Gao, the empire rose to the kind of prominence and power that few empires in the western Sudan ever matched. The stage for the founding of the Songhai Empire was set in the Dendi ...

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The Rise of Nelson Mandela Nationally and Internationally

Nelson Mandela

The African National Congress (ANC) began to lead a revolution among the majority of blacks. In May 1994, four years after being released from prison, Nelson Mandela stood before his nation as the first democratically announced president, but beneath the hopes surrounding his rise, the remnants of decades of apartheid were dangerously moulded, his country , still divided, were on ...

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Nelson Mandela And Robben Island

Nelson Mandela And Robben Island

Before prison, Nelson Mandela confirms in the television documentary, Madiba: The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela, he was ‘arrogant and behaved like an animal’ towards who loved him. According to the archived reports on the assessment the South African Police made on him from especially 1980 he had developed by that time outstanding human relation qualities. And these showed ...

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African Cities Sign Pledge To Reduce Carbon Emissions To Zero By 2050

carbon emission

Until now Africa has been mostly known for vulnerability to climate change instead of taking actions to solve the problem. Lately a group of African cities have vowed to change such intend. Earlier this week eight African cities including Dar es Salaam and Accra pledged to cut required emissions to meet the target of Paris Agreement at a planning meeting ...

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How the West Appreciated Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe

Until relations went completely sour in the last decades of the 20th century, Mugabe was inundated with honorary degrees and awards from western universities and other outstanding institutions. In addition to his personal academic accomplishments, the Zimbabwean leader holds honorary doctorate degrees from reputable institutions from the U.S through Britain to Russia. These include the University of Edinburgh, the University ...

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British Search for River Nile in Africa

river nile

No mystery was quite so fascinating for the Victorian explorers of Africa as the riddle of the source of the Nile. John Hanning Speke 1827-1864 A keen sportsman, Speke visited Africa in 1857 with Burton to search for the source of the Nile. Both men suffered terribly with fever, and Speke once nearly went blind. But on July 30 1858, ...

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Foreign Policy of France in Post Colonial Africa

post colonial africa

The Second World War marked a major turning point in Frances relations with its colonies. The turmoil that characterised French politics during and after the war led to constitutional changes that facilitated African independence. In 1946 for example, France’s Fourth Republic passed a new constitution which granted citizenship to France’s colonial subjects. In Africa, the bedrock of agitation against French ...

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