Category Archives for ReVision

Colonialism, Nationalism & Independence in Zambia

The colonization of modern day Zambia began in the 1890s, when the Lozi chief Lewanika was deceived into signing a concession that gave the British South Africa Company an excuse to invade their land.

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The Pan-Africanist Movement & African Union

Pan-Africanism means the ideas, the leaders and the movements which have tried to unite black people in a common struggle for freedom, equality and self-confidence throughout the world and especially in

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Early Boer & British Settlements in South Africa

The early history of Dutch and British settlers in South Africa might help to explain the inequality and problems of present day South Africa. The history of colonialism begins with the Dutch in 1652 followed

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Early Portuguese Settlers in East and Southern Africa

Portugal was a small, poor feudal society during the 15th century with underdeveloped industry and unproductive agricultural lands. This explains the early exploration of the Portuguese in Africa and other

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Rwanda: Strides in Health and Economy

Rwanda has achieved remarkable progress in health and economy. Since 1990, under-5 mortality has decreased by two-thirds and maternal mortality by three-quarters, while life expectancy has nearly doubled.

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African Diaspora International Film Festival

The African Diaspora International Film Festival begins in Washington D.C. on August 21- August 23-, 2015. The following are some of the films and documentaries to be featured. For more information visit

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The Role of Africans in World War 2

Thousands of colonized Africans were involuntarily conscripted to fight for the allies during World War 2. Most of the Africans were fighting for the British who were a major colonial power at the time.

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The Role of Missionaries In African Society

Missionaries saw the voyages to Africa by their governments as an opportunity for them to spread the teaching of the Christian faith. They used some of the British Empire’s resources and then in

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Uganda: First in Entrepreneurship

Uganda has the most entrepreneurs per capita according to research conducted by UK based Approved Index. African Countries with the Most Entrepreneurs per Capita Uganda – about 28.1% of the population

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Forgotten History: Early Political Movements in Ghana 1897-1950

During colonialism, Ghana was called the Gold Coast and was under British colonial rule. Resistance to colonialism began among the creole people. In the 19th century they settled along the coast. The creole

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Africans vs. African Americans

Peres Owino, a filmaker who grew up in Kenya confronts the issues between African immigrants and African-Americans in the United States. She engages Africans and African-Americans in a dialogue about the

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Forgotten History: Siddi in India and Pakistan

The Siddi (also known as Siddhi, Sheedi, Habshi or Makrani) living in India and Pakistan are descendants of Bantu people from Southeast Africa. They are sometimes called Afro Indians. The Siddi community

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Alexandre Dumas & The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas, famous for the novel, The Three Musketeers was a black French writer. He was born, Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie on 24 July 1802 in Villers-Cotterêts, Aisne, France. His father, Thomas-Alexandre

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T Can Black Women Get It?

In the Americas and black people are celebrating 151 years of the emancipation proclamation but one cannot help but wonder what the slaves would make of the current portrayal of  black women. I have always

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Zimbabwe at 33: Still Yearning for Freedom

As the 18th of April rolls about many Zimbabweans are asking, “What we are celebrating?”  The rhetoric from the ruling party is freedom from colonialism, but after 33 years what does that

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African Voices in US Immigration Reform

We came, we saw and we stayed and now we want to stay legally. As the debate on immigration reform continues in the United States, President Obama and members of the Republican party have put forth many

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The Other Side of Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of 87 but her reign as Prime Minister was not without its share of controversy. Here are some controversial decision she made involving South Africa, Zimbabwe, Chile,

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New Vision Needed to Rescue Zimbabwe’s Rail System

Cecil John Rhodes the British imperialist was right about one thing, transportation infrastructure was essential to get raw materials out of Africa into overseas markets. The same is true even of today

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Zimbabwe’s Woman Called Moses: Beatrice Mtetwa

The work of Human Rights Lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa is no ordinary task. Dealing with a dictatorship that uses the law against its own citizens she has found the courage to use the law in defense of human

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Henceforward Shall Be Free Forever

“The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act

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