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The Role of Islam 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?



A Full List of African Countries' Independence...

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



The Basic Facts You Should Know About South...

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



What Led Up to the Colonial Scramble for Africa?

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Why was Africa so rapidly colonized?



Why Idi Amin Dada Was Known as the 'Butcher of...

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Idi Amin, who became known as the 'Butcher of Uganda' for his brutal, despotic rule whilst president of Uganda in the 1970s, is possibly the most notorious of all Africa's post-independence dictators. Find out more in this biography.