IVAN VAN SERTIMA- THEY CAME BEFORE COLUMBUS: EVIDENCE OF AFRICAN PRESENCE IN THE AMERICAS
Ivan Van Sertima published a very ground breaking book, “They Came Before Columbus” which showed that black people had traveled to the Americas well before Columbus claimed to have discovered America. He offers archaeological evidence in Mexico and some of Columbus’ writing that help to support his assertion.
10 CULTURAL IDEAS THAT ARE BAD FOR AFRICANS
THE COMPLEXITY OF ROBERT MUGABE’s LEADERSHIP (1974-1990)
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is often portrayed ONLY as either the demon who destroyed Zimbabwe or the hero who liberated it. Perhaps by going back into history we can actually understand how Robert Mugabe came to lead the southern African nation of Zimbabwe and how his party, ZANU-PF became the powerhouse it is today.
THE NKOMATI AGREEMENT (1984)- MOZAMBIQUE AND SOUTH AFRICA
On March 16, 1984, Mozambique was forced to sign a special treaty with the apartheid government of South Africa known as the Nkomati Agreement. Mozambique promised not to allow the ANC (African National Congress) or any other South African liberation movements to operate within its borders. In exchange South Africa was supposed to stop supporting MNR (Mozambican National Resistance) rebels.