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Biography of South African Leader Hendrik...

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

National Party Prime Minister of South Africa from 1958 until his assassination on 6 September 1966, Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd was the chief architect of 'Grand Apartheid', which called for the separation of races in South Africa.



Plans of Slave Decks, Slave Ship Brookes

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

Image of African Slavery and the Slave Trade: Plans of Slave Decks, Slave Ship Brookes. Page 12.



Exercising Slaves on a Trans-Atlantic Slave Ship

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

Image of African Slavery and the Slave Trade: Exercising Slaves on a Trans-Atlantic Slave Ship. Page 14.



Socialism in Africa and African Socialism

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

At independence, socialism was very appealing, but African socialism soon failed, and the turn to Marxist socialism in the 1970s fared little better.



Slave Decks on the Slave Bark Wildfire

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

Image of African Slavery and the Slave Trade: Slave Decks on the Slave Bark Wildfire. Page 13.



How Did Goods Get Across the Sahara in Medieval...

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

Between the 11th and 15th centuries, West Africa was a major trading region, exporting goods to Europe, Arabia, India and China across the Sahara.



A Brief History of Cameroon

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

A brief introduction to the history of Cameroon from the time of early humans to the present day.



Mandates in Africa

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

Mandates were granted by the League of Nations for former German colonies in Africa. Find out more about who received these mandates and what they were required to do.



The Rwandan Genocide -- Part 1

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

Why was there such strong antagonism between the Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda? What Role did European colonization play? Was the 1994 genocide the first outbreak of violence? Find out more about the origins of the Rwandan Genocide.



How Sonni Ali Formed a Great African Empire

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

West African monarch who ruled Songhai from 1464 to 1492, expanding a small kingdom along the Niger River into one of medieval Africa's greatest empires.



Testing an African Slave For Sickness

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

Image of African Slavery and the Slave Trade: Testing an African Slave For Sickness. Page 10.



Sharpeville Massacre

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

World Condemnation and Political Aftermath



Harold Macmillan's "Wind of Change" Speech

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The. African History.



Book Review: Transformations in Slavery by Paul...

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

An introduction to the history of slavery in Africa which examines how indigenous practices of slavery developed under the influence of international trade. Read this review of Paul E. Lovejoy's Transformations in Slavery.



A Brief History of Niger - Part 1

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

A brief introduction to the history of Niger from the time of early humans to the present day. Part 1 – Early Humans to Military Rule



Grand Apartheid

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

Under Apartheid, the South African government built on earlier discriminatory laws to segregate whole populations and deny black South Africans political rights.



"Wind of Change" speech

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Explaining the Rapid Decolonization of Africa

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

The decolonization of Africa was almost as fast as the more famous Scramble to colonize the continent had been, and there were five main causes.



Why These South African National Holidays Are...

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

When Apartheid ended, the national holidays were changed to days that would be meaningful to all South Africans.



Africa and the Commonwealth of Nations

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

18 countries in Africa are currently part of the Commonwealth of Nations (with Zimbabwe having departed in 2003).



11 Memorable Quotes by Stephen Bantu Biko

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

A selection of quotes by Steve Biko, one of South Africa's most significant political activists & a founder of South Africa's Black Consciousness Movement.



The Basic Facts You Should Know About South...

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

What was Apartheid? Find the answers to your questions in this FAQ.



A Full List of African Countries' Independence...

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

A comprehensive list of African Countries' independence dates and from what prior ruling country.



Desmond Mpilo Tutu

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

South African Anglican cleric, winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent anti-Apartheid role, chairman of the TRC in late 1990s. Tutu was a powerful moral force in South Africa, and a central figure in the anti-Apartheid struggle.



How the state assigned race under Apartheid

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

Under Apartheid, your race determined everything, but legally, race was a matter of opinion. Here is how the state assigned everyone to a race.



Use This Timeline to Understand the Algerian...

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

A timeline of the Algerian War of Independence from French colonization to the end of the 'Battle of Algiers'.



Trans-Atlantic Slave Exports by Region

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

Statistics for Trans-Atlantic Slave Exports by Region. Page 3.



What is Ubuntu and What Does it Mean?

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

Ubuntu is the southern African word describing a person's connectedness to others that became the centerpiece of the humanist philosophy promoted by Mandela.



Do You Know What Events Led Up to the Suez...

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

Unclear on what happened with the Suez Canal Crisis? Here is a complete timeline of events leading up to the Tripartite Invasion.



Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberia's 'Iron Lady'

2016-12-03T11:02:12Z

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, described by some of her rivals as an Americo-Liberian, the descendant of Liberia's ex-American-slave colonists, has reached the pinnacle of her political career as Africa's first elected female president. Find out more…