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The Story of Africa

The Story of Africa tells the history of the continent from an African perspective. Africa’s top historians take a fresh look at the events and characters that have shaped the continent from the

Ancient African Writing Systems and Knowledge

Blog discussing the ancient writing systems created by Black/African people in ancient times throughout the world.

African Indigenous Science and Knowledge Systems(

In ‘’ we present various perspectives on African Indigenous Knowledge Systems(AIK) from a wide range of scholars. We publish brief extracts from scholarly works on the sub

Africa before Transatlantic Enslavement

The Transatlantic Slave trade not only distorted Africa’s economic development it also distorted views of the history and importance of the African continent itself. It is only in the last fifty yea

Ancient Civilizations in Africa, 3500 B.C.-500 B.C.

Understanding the developing civilizations of Africa means understanding the interplay between geography and human experience. In spite of, or indeed sometimes because of, the often inhospitable land

10 African Civilizations More Amazing Than Ancient Egypt

Unknown to most people, hundreds of smaller kingdoms have popped up throughout Africa’s history, with some eventually growing into powerful empires. These vast nations united Africa, managed wealthy

13 Interesting Facts About Math in Ancient Africa

Did you know that long ago, in the area south of the Sahara desert, mathematical thinking was mixed into the arts, riddles, games, architecture and other areas of life? Check out these 13 interesting

Illuminating the Fighting History of Ancient Africa

In the history of the scholarship of history, we, as academics, have privileged cultures with writing, even though advanced societies existed that relied on oral tradition rather than the written word

African History on

Discover the history and culture of Africa — from colonialism and slavery to its prominent historical figures, Apartheid, and turbulent military past.

African Voices

Africa’s history and peoples have profoundly influenced global culture and thought –and continue to do so today. America’s own past and present are strongly linked to Africa In this

Internet African History Sourcebook

Africa is both the most clearly defined of continents – in its geography –   and the hardest to pin down in historical terms. Human beings originated in Africa and, as a result, there is

Wonders of the African World

Let’s face it — think of Africa, and the first images that come to mind are of war, poverty, famine and flies. How many of us really know anything at all about the truly great ancient Afri