How Chad came to have its name

One of the biggest countries by landmass in Africa, the central African country of Chad…

African American poetry in Czechoslovakia, viewed through a Cold War prism

Dr Františka Schormová was awarded Charles University’s highest academic accolade this spring for her dissertation…

The untold heroics of King Ezana of Aksum, who is known for introducing Christianity to Ethiopia

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR The Kingdom of Aksum, described as one of the greatest empires to ever…

How this former slave became a highly talented silhouette artist but never got credit for his works

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR Silhouette portraits were very popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries long…

Way before Columbus, ancient Malians sailed to the Americas in 1311

BRIDGET BOAKYE Or so says some historians. Although it is now widely accepted that Columbus…

How 250 members of a Kenyan tribe set up a flourishing community in Paraguay in 1820

FARIDA DAWKINS Africans have strategically and skillfully made their mark in most corners of the…

Meet the first Igbo lawyer who became Liberia’s 5th president in 1870

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR He is noted in Nigeria as the first recorded Igbo lawyer in history.…

The secret history of Juba dance by enslaved Africans from Kongo

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR The disturbing history of the slave trade brings to mind the horrifying experiences enslaved…

6 popular African deities that were worshipped long before the introduction of Christianity

ELIZABETH OFOSUAH JOHNSON Africans had their own form of worship and religion before the Europeans…

Keagborekuzi I, the Nigerian man who became the world’s youngest monarch at age two

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR Many children at age two would be playing games or having fun…