History

Benkos Biohó: The Runaway Slave Who Escaped Captivity and Established the First Free African Town in the Americas

Domingo Biohó Also known as Domingo Biohó, was born in the 15th century into a royal family that ruled Bioho one of the Bissagos Islands off the coast of what is today Guinea-Bissau. He was kidnapped by the Portuguese...

Madam Tinubu: Meet The Most Powerful Female Slave Trader in Yorubaland in the 19th Century

Born in the Egba Land of the Yoruba people of West Africa at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Madam Efunroye Tinubu was a politically significant figure in Nigerian history because of her role as a powerful female aristocrat...

Anti-literacy Laws in the United States Once Prevented Blacks from Getting an Education

Fearing that black literacy would prove a threat to the slave system whites in many colonies instituted laws forbidding slaves to learn to read or write and making it a crime for others to teach them. In the United States,...

Meet Arthur William Hodge: The Slave Owner Who Murdered His Slave For Allowing a Mango Fall From his Tree

Arthur William Hodge was a plantation farmer and notoriously cruel slave owner in the British Virgin Islands, who was hanged in 1811 for the murder of one of his slaves. He was the first and only British slave owner to...

History of Human Zoos: How ‘Exotic Africans’ Were Displayed in Zoos in the West

During the late 1800s, 19th and early 20th centuries, the shocking display of human beings of various African ethnicities was in vogue in the West, especially in the colonial empires of Great Britain, France, and Germany. In the era before...

Code Noir: The Decree that Once Regulated the Life of African Slaves in French Colonies

The Code’s sixty articles regulated the life, death, purchase, religion, and treatment of slaves by their masters in all French colonies. The Code Noir also known as the Black Code was a decree originally passed by France's King Louis...

The Untold Story of The Schoolgirls Who Warned of Rwanda’s Genocide

Over the course of the 1980s, the Virgin Mary appeared to three young women in a Small village 'Kibeho' in Rwanda, identifying herself as "Mother of the Word", The teenaged seers reported that the Virgin asked everyone to pray...

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Top 10 Youngest Presidents In Africa (Updated: 2021)

In recent years there has been a subtle surge of politicians in their 30s and 40s winning leadership roles...