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African Solutions to Fighting Malaria

API PALU- ANTI MALARIA DRUG Api Palu is the brainchild of Dr. Valentin Agon. The medicine is produced by his company, API Benin which has been creating natural medicines for over 25 years. More than three

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Ethnic Hierarchy in Ruanda- Urundi from 1890

Until the end of World War I, Rwanda and Burundi were a part of German East Africa. During the period when they were known as Ruanda-Urundi, the territory was inhabited by three ethnic groups: the Twa,

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The Racism of Mahatma Gandhi

Despite the image many try to sell of Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi), he was a racist. A racist is a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another. Gandhi’s writings

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Land Issues & The Agricultural Economy in Kenya After 1945

During World War II and even the decade following the war, prices of agricultural produce increased and Kenyan settler farmers benefited from the increased prosperity. This period encouraged more settler

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Early African Mathematics in the Congo

Early evidence of counting or a form of mathematics was first discovered at the fishing site of Ishango, near Semliki river which flows into Lake Edward in the present day Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Black Labor Exploitation by Rhodes & De Beers from 1870

Presently De Beers Group controls diamond trade in most of the world but in Africa; they control trade in South Africa and Botswana directly. Other countries that attempted to sell diamonds through channels

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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

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Kimberly Diamond Mines: Discovery and Exploitation (1860-1870s)

When diamonds were discovered in Kimberly in the 1860s, it quickly became the diamond capital of the world. However, it also helped to create racial segregation instituted through British rule which established

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Forgotten History: Economist Sir William Arthur Lewis

In 1979, W. Arthur Lewis became the first black man to win a Nobel Prize in Economics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize, along with Theodore Schultz, for “pioneering research into economic development.”

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Declassified Zimbabwe-UK Files

In the period leading to Zimbabwe’s independence, UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher played an important role of facilitating talks, meddling and trying to influence the outcome of the revolution.

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The Birth of A Nation MUST Go On!

The Birth of a Nation movie is scheduled for release in October 2016 and is a top contender for major awards, however, the recent reports of rape allegations against Nate Parker threaten to derail it.

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Disease and Depopulation of Africans during Colonialism

Towards the end of the 19th century and early parts of the 20th century, and as more and more countries were colonized Africans experienced an increase in famine and disease. Prior to colonialism, many

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Legacies of British Slave Ownership

Colonial slavery shaped modern Britain and we all still live with its legacies. The slave-owners were one very important means by which the fruits of slavery were transmitted to metropolitan Britain. The

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From Tanganyika to Tanzania

A Brief History of How Tanganyika and Zanzibar became Tanzania In 1964, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form what is now known as Tanzania. Tanganyika became independent in December 1961 and Julius Nyerere

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A Brief History of Black Accomplishments at Olympic Games

The first ever event of the modern Olympic Games was the 1st heat of the 100m, held on 6 April 1896. The first time women competed was in 1900 in Paris. However, the history of black athletes at the Olympic

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African Innovation: UCT Scientists Discover Compound that Could Cure Malaria

In 2015, there were 214 million new cases of malaria recorded worldwide, with 88% of these cases occurring in Africa. In the same year, there were an estimated 438,000 malaria deaths worldwide, with 90%

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History and Outcomes of Colonial Education in Africa

Each year thousands of young Africans graduate from colleges and Universities and still some find themselves unemployed or underemployed. Yet, most parents still dream of their children obtaining a quality

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The History of Asian Merchants in Kenya & Uganda

Kenya From the 1890s to 1914, there were more Indians in Kenya than white colonial settlers and after World War 1, they began demanding rights. Many of the Asian immigrants came from the western parts

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ZANU-PF Mismanages Its Own Businesses Too

For the past few weeks, Zimbabwean citizens have been protesting corruption and economic mismanagement by the ZANU-PF led government. Therefore, it is interesting to note that ZANU-PF is also corrupt and

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