Pages tagged with African History

A look at problems faced by many African countries.
A continuation of a retrospective view of African history. This time, it is based on the Second Sudanese Civil War which began in 1983
Continuing a look back at African history, today's analysis and commentary will be based on the First Sudanese Civil War, which took place from 1955 and ended in 1972.
An in-depth analysis and review of the Algerian War of Independence which took place from 1954 to 1962
Nubia is a region along the Nile in modern northern Sudan and southern Egypt. Nubia was one of the first civilizations in Northeastern Africa. Its history can be traced from 2000 B.C. via written records from Rome and Egypt.
History is full of stories of people who step outside the “comfort zone” of their ordinary lives and whose actions come to have consequences of huge importance. Leander Starr Jameson, a medical doctor from Suffolk, falls into this category, as the instigator of the infamous 1895 ...
The early nineteenth century in Southern Africa was a period when kings fought for supremacy to maintain their political, military and cultural values. One such king was Mzilikazi, whose struggles for power, and his military and political influence, are well chronicled. Mzilikazi was ...
The short-lived kingdom of Matabeleland had two monarchs, its founder Mzilikazi, and Lobengula, whose fight to prevent the British from occupying his lands would eventually end in defeat after his own death.
As we celebrate special days around the world, I was happy to know that Nelson Mandela Day is now one that is to be celebrated or recognized. The exact date throughout the world is July 18th. July 18, 2012 is the first time that I acknowledged it as a day of celebration. For me it is...
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