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According to the UN Economic Commission for Africa, about $1trillion has been stolen from Africa to western countries illegally. Vera Songwe, new Chief of UN Economic Commission for Africa by  Mathew The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) says an estimated 50 billion dollars leaves the shore of the continent illicitly mostly to the Western […]

A Briton has returned two statues taken from the Benin Kingdom 117 years ago during the invasion of Benin by British soldiers, prompting calls for other treasures to be repatriated. The return of two artefact which were among those looted from the palace of the Oba of Benin, Edo State, during the punitive expedition/invasion of […]

The U.S. is waging a massive shadow war in Africa, exclusive documents reveal By Nick Turse on May 18, 2017 Six years ago, a deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Special Operations Command gave a conservative estimate of 116 missions being carried out at any one time by Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other special operations forces across […]

WASHINGTON, D.C.––At the founding meeting of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on May 25, 1963, a resolution was passed establishing May 25th as African Liberation Day. On the eve of the resolution––May 24, 1963––Kwame Nkrumah, President of Ghana, gave one of the most powerful and prophetic speeches to 31 heads […]

Between 1500 and 1866, slave traders forced 12.5 million Africans aboard transatlantic slave vessels. Before 1820, four enslaved Africans crossed the Atlantic for every European, making Africa the demographic wellspring for the repopulation of the Americas after Columbus’ voyages. The slave trade pulled virtually every port that faced the Atlantic Ocean – from Copenhagen to […]

“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 […]

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 […]