Sub-Saharan Africa

Ancient African Cities That Were Destroyed and Looted by Europeans

In 1505 Portuguese forces led by Francisco de Almeida destroyed, burned down and occupied the Swahili city of Kilwa bringing the sultanate to an end after it refused to pay tribute.

On This Day in 1976, African Nations Boycotted the Montreal Olympics, Choosing Principles Over Medals

On this day in 1976, 22 African countries, boycotted the Montreal Olympics when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) refused to ban New Zealand,

The Traditional Creation Story of the Mandé Peoples of Western Africa

The Traditional Creation Story of the Mandé Peoples of Western Africa; and each pair became the four elements, the four directions, as corners in the framework of the world's creation.

Ogbidi Okojie, the Nigerian King Who Was Exiled in 1901 for Opposing British Rule

Ogbidi Okojie, king of Uromi was a ruler of the Esan people in what is now present day Edo State in Nigeria, he is well known all over Esan land for his opposition to British rule.

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.

From World’s Youngest President to World’s Poorest Past President: the Unusual Case of Valentine Strasser

Valentine Strasser is an ex-military leader of Sierra Leone who took power in a 1992 coup at the age of 25, making him the youngest head of state in the world.

Top 20 Most Peaceful (and Most Dangerous) Countries in Africa, 2021

The most peaceful country in Africa is Mauritius, which is ranked 28th on the 2021 GPI. while South Sudan remains the least peaceful country in Africa and one of the least peaceful countries in the world, despite an improvement in peacefulness on the 2021 GPI.

Black Africans with Blue Eyes; Separating Myths from Facts

The subject of black Africans with blue eyes did not lose this dramatic disposition, considering that it is a rare eye color in a continent where the majority see through brown bulbs.

Ana Joaquina Dos Santos: Meet the Most Successful Slave Trader in Angola in the 1830s

Ana Joaquina dos Santos y Silva also referred to as Dona Ana Mulata was a rich entrepreneur who was very active in the transatlantic slave trade business. She is perhaps the biggest slave trader in Angola in the 1830's.

Ganvie – The African Village Built Entirely On Stilts

The village of Ganvie, commonly referred to as the Venice of Africa, is the largest lake village in Africa, built entirely on stilts, in the middle of a lake.
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Meet Uche Eke, Nigeria’s First Ever Olympic Gymnast

24 year old Uche Eke will represent Nigeria in the country’s debut in gymnastics at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.