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How the state assigned race under Apartheid

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



Interracial Marriage Under Apartheid

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Officially, there were no interracial marriages under Apartheid, but pre-existing interracial marriages existed and others embraced illegal relationships



The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act

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The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act (1949) forbid white people from marrying non-white people in South Africa, but did not prevent other inter-racial marriages.



Grand Apartheid

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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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African Commonwealth Nations A to Z

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A list of when various African countries joined the Commonwealth of Nations.



Biography: Thomas Joseph Mboya

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African Slave Traders

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African slave traders were important participants in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Why were these traders willing to sell slaves into the horrors of Atlantic slavery?



Afrikaner Broederbond

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What was the Afrikaner Broederbond?






Africa and the Commonwealth of Nations

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



The Legacy of Jomo Kenyatta, the First...

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First president of Kenya and prominent independence leader. Part 1 of his biography, from his early days to his political awakening.



What Role Did Islam Play in African Slavery?

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When Africans talk of slavery they inevitably mean the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Is this a true representation of the practice in Africa?






What You Should Know About the History of Kenya

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



Nok Culture: Sub-Saharan Africa's earliest...

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There are many unknowns about the ancient, West African culture of Nok, but what we know from its superb terracotta sculptures and iron working is enticing.



Alphabetical List of All African Countries with...

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Alphabetical list of all African countries as of 2015, with state capitals and the names of each state as known within their respective countries.



How Slaves Were Traded from Africa to the...

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Information on how many slaves were shipped from Africa across the Atlantic to the Americas during the sixteenth century can only be estimated as very few records exist for this period. But from the seventeenth century onwards, increasingly accurate records, such as ship manifests, are available.






4 Types of Slavery in Africa

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Africans were subjected to several forms of slavery over the centuries, including chattel slavery under both the Muslims and Europeans.



Biography: Sir Seretse Khama

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A biography of Sir Seretse Khama, African nationalist leader and first president of Botswana.






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

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