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The Life & Legacy of Ketumile Masire in Botswana

Former Botswana President, Ketumile Masire who led the country from 1980 to 1998 has died at the age of 91. Quett Ketumile Masire, (23 July 1925 – 22 …

South Africa

Magufuli’s New Economic Strategy - Taxation and Manufacturing

President Magufuli’s new strategy for Tanzania is reform of the tax system and promoting manufacturing, both of which have been proven as effective …

The Christian Kingdom in Ethiopia 800- 1270 A.D

In 800 A.D., the capital of Ethiopia was moved from Aksum to the central highlands. From about 1000 A.D., Ethiopia exported gold and ivory to Egypt …

The Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde

Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde were colonies of Portugal, which was determined not to let them go. The Portuguese were determined not to give up …

Ujamaa in Tanzania (1971- 1990s)

In 1971, President Nyerere issued Mwongozo (new leadership guidelines) that refocused the party and the government towards socialist principles. This …

Laikipia: The Relics of Colonialism & Land Issues in Kenya

Kenya’s region around Laikipia has become a battleground between ranchers and pastoralists. Western media outlets have made the argument about …

Nigeria Could Teach the West a Few Things

I went to Lagos as a tourist, felt quite safe and observed the constructive side of nationalism.<p>A trip is often defined by its surprises, so here are my biggest revelations from six days in Lagos, Nigeria.<p>Most of all, I found Lagos to be much safer than advertised. It is frequently described as one …

Africa

Obote's Rise & Fall in Uganda (1962-1971)

When Uganda became independent in 1962, the government was comprised of a coalition between Prime Minister Milton Obote’s UPC (<i>Uganda</i> People’s …

10 Things You Should Know About Trump & Black America

<b>1</b>. There has been an increase in hate crimes of 6.7% against blacks and other minorities since Trump launched is Presidential Campaign. The F.B.I. …

Ilhan Omar becomes America's First Ever Somali-American Lawmaker

What a night.<p>It's small consolation, perhaps, but one refugee woman did make history last night: Ilhan Omar, who was elected to Minnesota's House of Representatives. Omar, a 34-year-old Muslim woman and former refugee who wears a hijab, will become the country's first Somali-American legislator. …

Extremism

US Elections: Violence & Voter Intimidation

A few days before the election between Donald J Trump and Hillary Clinton, bands of Trump supporters and militias are harassing and threatening black …

Robert Mugabe's Reconciliation Experiment (1980-1982)

After Independence, then Prime Minister, Robert Mugabe retained officials of the former Rhodesian government. They included Ken Flower, head of …

South Africa

The Political History of Kenya's KANU, KADU & KDP in the 1960s

After Independence, Kenya retained the British system of administration that had been used during colonialism. Many members of KADU (Kenya African …

10 Reasons Not to Watch HBO's Insecure by Issa Rae

• <b>Misogyny is a central theme:</b> Issa and her friend Molly call each other the “b” word reserved for female dogs just like in rap videos so what …

South Africa's Native Land Act of 1913

By 1920, South Africa was advancing economically because of the mineral discoveries of the late 19th century and an industrial revolution was taking …

10 Questions Every Black Person Should Ask Trump & Clinton

• What is your response to sentencing of domestic terrorists who are bombing black churches?<br>• Will you advocate mandatory minimum sentences to those who …

The Independence of the Congo (1959-1960)

By 1959, the Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo- DRC) was producing about 9% of the world’s copper, 6.5% of the tin, 49% of the cobalt, 69% of …

Economic Cooperation in East Africa After Independence (1961-1983)

Economic cooperation between countries in East Africa began with a customs union between Kenya and Uganda in 1917, which the then Tanganyika joined …

Africa

African Solutions to Fighting Malaria

API PALU- ANTI MALARIA DRUG<p>Api Palu is the brainchild of Dr. Valentin Agon. The medicine is produced by his company, API Benin which has been …

Ethnic Hierarchy in Ruanda- Urundi from 1890

Until the end of World War I, Rwanda and Burundi were a part of German East Africa. During the period when they were known as Ruanda-Urundi, the …

The Racism of Mahatma Gandhi

Despite the image many try to sell of Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi), he was a racist. <b>A racist is a person who believes that a</b> …

Land Issues & The Agricultural Economy in Kenya After 1945

During World War II and even the decade following the war, prices of agricultural produce increased and Kenyan settler farmers benefited from the …

Early African Mathematics in the Congo

Early evidence of counting or a form of mathematics was first discovered at the fishing site of Ishango, near Semliki river which flows into Lake …

Black Labor Exploitation by Rhodes & De Beers from 1870

Presently De Beers Group controls diamond trade in most of the world but in Africa; they control trade in South Africa and Botswana directly. Other …

Kimberly Diamond Mines: Discovery and Exploitation (1860-1870s)

When diamonds were discovered in Kimberly in the 1860s, it quickly became the diamond capital of the world. However, it also helped to create racial …

Forgotten History: Economist Sir William Arthur Lewis

In 1979, W. Arthur Lewis became the first black man to win a Nobel Prize in Economics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize, along with Theodore Schultz, …

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 …

South Africa

The Birth of A Nation MUST Go On!

The Birth of a Nation movie is scheduled for release in October 2016 and is a top contender for major awards, however, the recent reports of rape …

Disease and Depopulation of Africans during Colonialism

Towards the end of the 19th century and early parts of the 20th century, and as more and more countries were colonized Africans experienced an …