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The History of Ethiopia

As this podcast was being recorded, Ethiopia is entering its second year of brutal civil war that launched on November 3, 2022, when Ethiopian forces invaded Tigray province. This terrible war is the latest...
africa and World War I

Africa and World War I – History of Africa Part 17

When most of us think of World War I, we rarely consider the continent of Africa. But Africa and World War I are important stories in the histories of both. This episode looks at...
French Colonial Empire in Africa

French Colonial Empire in Africa – History of Africa Part 16

This episode on the French Colonial Empire in Africa is part of our ongoing series in the History of Africa podcast series. This is the last episode on the period covering the era of...
Wagner Group

The Wagner Group – The Russian Bad Guys Coming Out of the Shadows

The Russian mercenary organization, the Wagner Group, is no longer hiding in the shadows. A recent Washington Post report detailed the acknowledgment and accolades poured upon the Wagner Group by Russian state media for...
German Southwest Africa

German Southwest Africa – History of Africa Part 15

Compared to other European powers like the French, the Belgians, and the British, the Germans were late to the great scramble game on the continent. Nevertheless, the Germans left their imprint on the continent...
fighting returns to Libya

Fighting Returns to Libya

The truce and political stalemate that suspended fighting in Libya’s civil war for nearly two years may have toppled into calamity over the weekend. On Saturday, more than 30 people were killed and 150...
China's New Economic Crisis

Bank Runs and Mortgage Boycotts – The Face of China’s New Economic Crisis

In the west, current events stories featuring China tend to focus on geopolitical risk in Taiwan, its Covid Zero strategy, or even the historic drought the country is enduring. But the global economy’s production...
Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant – The Focus of the War Shifts

The war in Ukraine is now six months old, and we are no closer to ending the fighting than we were on day one. While body counts and the list of atrocities continue to...
history of nigeria

The Making of Nigeria– History of Africa Part 14

The modern history of Nigeria happened relatively fast! At the beginning of the 19th century an Islamic cleric Usman Dan Fodio worked to bring the hundreds of tribes and ethnic groups in Nigeria under...
violence in haiti

Violence in Haiti [PODCAST]

One year after the assassination of Haiti’s president, the country’s political and economic systems are in a state of free fall. The most recent evidence of this is a surge of gang violence in...