Long Story Short

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Africa has moved on from the time it was called the dark continent. It has seen wars, diseases, coups, and even natural disasters.

However, the reemergence of the second largest continent on earth did not start in the 21st century.

Join Liwa, host of Long Story Short, as he takes you through the journey of some of the most iconic characters who have paved the way and shaped Africa we know today and the Africa we want to see in the nearest future.

Telling the true African stories for modern times


All Episodes

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...