Category (archive title) HISTORY

History: Short History Of Onitsha A City In South East Nigeria

The history of Onitsha is said to have begun with the migration of its people from the Benin Empire towards…

4 months ago

History of a Nigerian Leader, Who was General Murtala Mohammed

General Murtala Muhammed was Nigeria's former Head of State between 1975 and his assassination in 1976. But who was he…

5 months ago

History: Bet You Didn’t Know This About Nnamdi Azikwe

Nnamdi Azikiwe was selected to represent Nigeria in the long-distance running events of the 1934 British Empire Games in England…

5 months ago

History: A True Friend of Africa Fidel Castro Was Born Today

Fidel Castro was born on this day in 1926. The late Castro, who was Cuba’s 15th president, was revered for…

5 months ago

This Is A Video Proof That Africans Settled In South America Long Before Columbus’s Voyage

Long before Christopher Columbus set out for his first trip to the Americas in 1492, a number of Africans had…

5 months ago

I Bet You Didn’t know That California is Named After A Black Queen – Read Full Gist Inside

History is interesting. The deeper one digs, the more likely one can find many possibly true stories and explanations for…

5 months ago

This man was the only passenger of known African ancestry to die on the Titanic in 1912

When the 1997 blockbuster movie, “Titanic” was released in 1997, telling the story of the over 1,000 people who died…

6 months ago

Daniel Abodunrin, the Nigerian prophet who was eaten by lions while ‘replicating’ a Bible story in 1991

This story happened years ago and I always wondered how it really went down. I now present it to you,…

6 months ago

Kunta Kinte Island, the 15th-century transit point and settlement for European traders to Africa

The name Kunta Kinte might ring a bell of the famous story of a young man born in 1750 and…

6 months ago

The tragic story of the first black supermodel of the 1960s who is under-celebrated

The presence of Black models in the fashion industry started to grow in the early 20th century. However, their platform…

6 months ago

History: See how Ethiopia prepared for war against Italian colonizers in 1935 [VIDEO]

The First Italo-Ethiopian war, which was fought between 1895 and 1896 left a very sour taste in the mouth of…

6 months ago

France leads European colonizers in returning stolen African artifacts from the 1800s

Earlier this year, French President, Emmanuel Macron announced that a commision has been set up to look into the issue…

6 months ago

History: Watch Video Of Obafemi Awolowo’s Prison In Lekki

The prison, where Awolowo was kept for a few months in 1963 in Lekki, on the outskirts of the city…

6 months ago

History: How Brazilian football legend Pelé stopped a major Nigerian war for two days

He was so powerful and admired by many people in his heydays that he was able to achieve what political…

7 months ago

History: The first king of independent Haiti was a former slave of Igbo descent

Henri Christophe is revered as a hero among the Haitians and many within the African diaspora today. Born in 1767…

7 months ago

Imagine a day without using cars in Africa: Kagame brings it to life in Rwanda [Photos]

On Sunday, June 17, Rwandan president Paul Kagame joined Kigali residents for their bi-monthly car-free day. The highly successful health…

7 months ago

History: #BetYouDidn’tKnow – History Rare Photos That Actually Happened

Its An Edition of our #BetYouDidn’tKnow segment, come along as we entertain and educate you.

7 months ago

The fascinating story of the African king with 100 wives and 500 children

In north-west Cameroon, there is a kingdom called Bafut, whose leader has 100 wives and 500 children. His name is…

7 months ago

History: The History of Black Mexicans And Their Struggle To Find A Voice Today

Did you know that black Mexicans were only recognised for the first time in 2015 when the Mexican government conducted…

8 months ago

History: This Brave Malian Saved The Treasures Of 16th Century Timbuktu From Al Qaeda

Dr Abdel Kader Haidara had just returned to Bamako from a business trip in April 2012, when he heard that…

8 months ago

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