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Shaka Zulu – The Bittersweet King

Africa has many heroes, both past and present. Many of those heroes have gone through a lot to be regarded as such. However, when someone tells their story it is usually not from the right perspective, or it lacks objectivity. Many of Africa’s heroes have been called tagged as tyrannical, bloodthirsty, as well as being…

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Fatima al-Fihri: Built The World’s First University

If you search around the world today, you’d find that knowledge is everywhere. There are new things to discover every day. It all just seems like the knowledge we have about things around us is too much. But how much is too much. Among those leading the quest for knowledge are top universities all over…

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Queen Amina: The Warrior Queen

In modern African society, women are seen as lesser individuals who have little or nothing to contribute to the development of the community and society at large. They are often relegated to taking care of the home while some face injustices from their partners.In times past, this was not the case. Women had a voice…

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Africa’s First Climate Change Activist

In the push for a sustainable environment, it could be hard for someone to single out iconic characters who helped the world see that Africa could be in for a greener earth.Sometimes, however, that struggle might be mistaken by governments who consider anything not in their agenda a threat.On today’s episode, Liwa tells the story…

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Hannibal: The Greatest War General

Leading a group of people for a cause is one thing, getting them to lay their life for that cause is another. In all the wars that have been fought in human history, many have attributed their victories or defeats to either a person, a group of people, or even divine means.In military history, however,…

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The Slave That Saved America

Humans have faced different types of wars in the past 6,000 years. These wars have either changed how people lived or wiped out entire populations. Diseases have been part of that war, and despite the many advancements in science and technology new ones spring up from time to time.During the height of the Trans-Atlantic Slave…

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Africa’s Iron Lady

In ancient Africa, women have played important roles in the shaping on our dear continent. You can name Cleopatra, Queen Amina, and Queen Makeda of Ethiopia. However, in modern Africa it is a struggle for women to break the barrier to earn opportunities of leadership.Fortunately, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf defied all odds and turned them in…

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Brenda Fassie: The Madonna of Africa

Almost everyone agrees that music is a universal language because it is said to speak to the soul of listeners. Therefore, we can say musicians speak a universal language by making music. But what happens when a musician goes beyond the call of duty to use music as much more than entertainment.Many who grew up…

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Biafra: The Forgotten Republic

“When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers”. Imagine that one of the elephants is badly injured. The fight has not just cost him the grass which he used to feed on, but in the process of fighting it lost family members, both nuclear and extended. It also lost its means livelihood just because…

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The Most Upright Man In Africa

From the French Revolution to the American Revolution, the Russian Revolution to the Chinese Revolution, and even the Revolutions in South America, people have always felt the need to fight for what they feel is right for the benefit of their fellow humans.However, when it comes to Africa, revolutions here have not always favoured all…

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