The Life & Legacy of Ketumile Masire in Botswana

Former Botswana President, Ketumile Masire who led the country from 1980 to 1998 has died at the age of 91. Quett Ketumile Masire, (23 July 1925 – 22 June 2017) was the second President of Botswana.

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Wesleyan College Acknowledges Ku Klux Klan History

Recently, a few colleges and Universities in the United States have begun to acknowledge their participation and benefit from slavery such as Georgetown University, Emory University and now Wesleyan College.

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The Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde

Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde were colonies of Portugal, which was determined not to let them go. The Portuguese were determined not to give up Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and Mozambique because the

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Southern Baptist Convention Refuses to Condemn Alt-Right/ White Supremacy

**Update** After much public ridicule, the Southern Baptist Convention finally decided to pass the resolution condemning the Alt-Right. Dwight McKissic, an African American preacher drafted the resolution

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The Role of the Diaspora in the Decolonization of Africa

Africans living in the diaspora laid the groundwork for the African revolution across Africa which led to the political independence of most African states from the 1950s -1994 when South Africa got its

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The Christian Kingdom in Ethiopia 800- 1270 A.D

In 800 A.D., the capital of Ethiopia was moved from Aksum to the central highlands. From about 1000 A.D., Ethiopia exported gold and ivory to Egypt but remained a largely agriculturally based economy.

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Role of Islam in the Destruction of African Society

In a quest to grow their religion around the world,  Muslims set their sights on the African continent. Muslims moved in to Africa around 639 B.C.  and began attempting to establish an Islamic State

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Africa Day & Pan Africanist Movement

In the 1920s the Africans in North America and in the Caribbean began to experience an awakening and the rise of self-help programs began to spread across these areas. The message was advanced by Marcus

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Atlanta Based Startup Aevolve Expanding into Africa

Atlanta based technology manufacturing startup firm, Aevolve Inc is seeking to expand in Africa. The firm focuses on bringing innovative and affordable computing and entertainment technology to businesses

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Innovation & Diligence: The New Tools of the 21st Century

The African virtue of hard work is a noble character trait that has gained the African a good reputation. Hard work is great because the Bantu have a saying, “There is no food that comes to the bird”

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Jacob Zuma & The Notion of Democracy

South Africa is a young democracy about 23 years removed from one of the most ruthless regimes in world history; the Apartheid regime. Millions of indigenous South Africans died at the hands of merciless

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Cyril Ramaphosa’s Ambition Pushes Him Toward Economic Freedom

Increased pressure from opposition parties, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Democratic Alliance are now forcing even Deputy President Ramaphosa to talk about economic freedom and land issues. Cyril

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Agents of Change: The New African Leader

An African activist once said these words which are so fitting for this time in Africa. “One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change

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Ujamaa in Tanzania (1971- 1990s)

In 1971, President Nyerere issued Mwongozo (new leadership guidelines) that refocused the party and the government towards socialist principles. This included changes to the education system. Primary education

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Laikipia: The Relics of Colonialism & Land Issues in Kenya

Kenya’s region around Laikipia has become a battleground between ranchers and pastoralists. Western media outlets have made the argument about animals and ranchers but there is more that needs to be

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. Told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks’ daughter, Deborah

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5 Things Every African Should Know About American Power

American has been the global leader for the past 50 years. The United States of America is a superpower and its might can never be underestimated. All countries want to be like America even her enemies

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African Migrants Being Sold in Libyan Slave Markets

Intermational Organization for Migration (IOM) staff in Niger and Libya have documented shocking events on North African migrant routes, which they have described as ‘slave markets’ tormenting

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Charlize Theron’s Human Rights Abuse of Black Child

Charlize Theron is a South African born actress who was raised under apartheid regime. Her ancestors who created apartheid perpetuated one of the worst atrocities of ethnic cleansing known to mankind

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Nigerian Accepted into All 8 Ivy League Universities

And the trend continues………children of African immigrants continue to excel in the United States. This year, Ifeoma White-Thorpe was accepted into all 8 Ivy League Universities and Stanford

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