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. […]

It was not until 2003 when land and freedom fighters Mau Mau was recognised as freedom fighters by then Mwai Kibaki’s government

Carolyn Elkins now assistant professor at Harvard University, spent ten years researching the real history of the Mau Mau insurgency in Kenya and the systemic brutality that British colonial bureaucracy put it down. Elkins says: When I presented my dissertation proposal to my department in the winter of 1997, I was intending to write a […]

The oldest university in Africa is al-Qarawiyyin University in Morocco

It’s not the best and most prestigious university today, but it’s the oldest university in the world. According to Guinness World Records and UNESCO, al-Qarawiyyin University (also written as Al-Karaouine) is “the oldest existing institutional of higher learning in the world.” This university was founded in 859 A. D. by a Tunisian-born woman al Fihri […]

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