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Once upon a time, the world as we know it was pretty much one big continent, where Eurasia, North America, South America, Africa, India, Antarctica and Australia were all fused as one.   Picture: LucasVB / Creative Commons   It’s believed that it assembled from earlier continental units approximately 335 million years ago and began […]

“How can anyone of African descent be worshiping the same tool used to uselessly murder their ancestors?” By Benjamin Lebrave   According to a 2012 Gallup International survey about religiosity and atheism, Ghana is one of the most religious countries in the world. At first glance, there is some evidence for this: when you land […]

The following material is from the book Geography: Realms, Regions and Concepts, by H. J. de Blij, Peter O. Muller, 2003   1884-1885 – Berlin West African Conference carves Africa into spheres of control   In the second half of the nineteenth century, after more than four centuries of contact, the European powers finally laid […]

On 19 March 1783, the African Olaudah Equiano called on anti-slavery campaigner Granville Sharp (see Campaign for abolition with news of an event that, even by the standards of the transatlantic slave trade, was scarcely credible. 132 lives lost Three days earlier, a legal case in London had heard how the Liverpool owners of the […]

US Has Killed More Than 20 Million In 37 Nations Since WWII  Above Photo: From PopularResistance.org.After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced perspective by pointing out that […]

Malcolm X remains one of the most important figures of the American Civil Rights Movement, and his transformation into a vocal human rights activist added to his already impressive legacy. The man later known as el-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz came to relax some of his fiery politics that defined the earlier part of his time in the […]

“There’s no place like home.” To the Bedouin people, this “home” meant the entire Sahara desert. Traditional Bedouin are pastoral nomads, or wanderers who travel with herds of domesticated animals. They are constantly on the move, Life on the Desert Only around 20% of the Sahara looks like this sterotypical desert; the rest is rocky […]

The House of Rock. It’s not the name of a dance club or a new band. It’s actually a translation of the Shona word, “Zimbabwe.” Though not the best illustration of the modern African nation, this phrase is a perfect description of the ancient city within its borders known as Great Zimbabwe. Sixty acres of […]

In a small, tribal village nestled in the dense forestland’s of northwest Africa, an important meeting is called by the chief. Villagers anxiously assemble and chatter nervously as they await the news. A fire crackles as the chief and village elders deliver the proposal of an alliance. Several neighboring villages are soon to be united, […]

What would life be like if a magician ruled the land? The history of ancient Mali gives us some hints. The founder of this West African kingdom was well known among his people as a man of magic with more than a few tricks up his sleeve. Mali: A Cultural Center Mansa Musa, greatest king […]


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