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Early European Explorers in Africa

During the late 18th century, more Europeans became interested in sub-Sharan Africa. In 1788, the Association for the Promoting the Interior Parts of Africa was formed by Sir Joseph Banks in London and

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Britain & Missionaries in Africa: Commerce, Christianity and Civilization

The first European missionaries to Africa can be traced back to missions in Ethiopia and the Congo in the 15th and 16th centuries. When the Portuguese arrived in Ethiopia, they found the locals practicing

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Forgotten History: Figure Skater Surya Bonaly

The Black flipping figure skater is one of the greatest the sport has ever witnessed. She challenged the world’s perceptions of what a figure skater looks like and the possibilities for black girls.

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The Atlantic Charter & Pan African Congress

During World War 2, the allied forces benefited from mineral resources from Africa. The uranium used in the atom bombs dropped in Japan for example came from the then Belgian Congo (Democratic Republic

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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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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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Trade between Africa and Europe in the 1800s

While trade between Africa and the rest of the world in the 1800s is often associated with slave trade, there were other types of trade taking place during the same period. Many African states along the

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Portuguese Catholic Missionaries in Mbanza, Kongo -Africa

The Portuguese were some of the earliest Europeans to establish trading posts along the coasts of East and Southern Africa. As they ventured into Africa they traveled with Catholic missionaries. Portuguese

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