The battle of Adwa, when Ethiopians defeated Italians

Ethiopians do joke about other countries in Africa that, “while you celebrate liberation or Independence Day, we Ethiopians celebrate victory day. ” During the wake of scrambling and partition of Africa, sections of communites and kingdoms resisted the occupation and eventual colonisation by European powers. With knowledge of superior weapons the Europeans possessed, and need […]

Jumba la Mtwana

Jumba la Mtwana is a Kiswahili word meaning “the large house of the slaves .” The site is located on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, close to Mtwapa Creek, at Malindi in Kilifi county 15 kilometres north of Mombasa. There are four mosques and four houses in the area that have survived the test […]

The Great Zimbabwe

The Great Zimbabwe is an ancient City that flourished around 12th to mid 15th centuries in Zimbabwe near Lake Mutirikwe and the town of Masvingo. The Kingdom which the city served as headquarter is subject to controversy. The city is believed to have served as Royal Palace for the local monarch. The city was constructed […]

Archaeologists find mummies with golden tongues

 AFP An Egyptian-Dominican archaeological mission working near Alexandria has discovered mummies from around 2,000 years ago bearing golden-tongued amulets, the Egyptian authorities said on Wednesday. “The mission discovered 16 tombs cut into the rock… in the temple of Taposiris Magna, west of Alexandria” in northern Egypt, the antiquities ministry said in a statement, adding that […]

The rise and fall of Mobutu Sese Seko

Mobutu Sese Seko was born Joseph Désiré Mobutu on 14 October 1930. Mobutu was supported by Belgian government and USA to depose the government of nationalist Patrice Lumumba  in 1960. Mobutu installed the government that arranged for the execution of Patrice Lumumba in January 1961 as he was serving as Chief of Staff of the Army appointed […]

Sultan Moulay Ismail ibn Sharif fathered more children than any other man in recorded history

According to the Guinness Book of Records, sultan Moulay Ismail ibn Sharif fathered more children than any other man in recorded history. The exact number remains unknown, but there are reports that his 1171st child was born in 1704, while the Guinness Book of Records notes a slightly lower number – 800 children by 1727. […]

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