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could this produce a refugee crisis

Could This Produce A Refugee Crisis – Backgrounder on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

This backgrounder explains the significance and risks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. See each question and answer included in this backgrounder on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the bottom of this post. Could...
why did russia raise its nuclear alert

Why Did Russia Raise Its Nuclear Alert – Backgrounder on the Russian Invasion of...

This backgrounder explains the significance and risks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. See each question and answer included in this backgrounder on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the bottom of this post. Why...
is this the beginning of world war iii

Is This the Beginning of World War III – Backgrounder on the Russian Invasion...

This backgrounder explains the significance and risks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. See each question and answer included in this backgrounder on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the bottom of this post. Is...
history of south africa

The Boers and the Beginnings of South Africa – History of Africa Part 11

For many western audiences, when we think of the history of South Africa we think of Mandela, apartheid, and...then our knowledge kind of fades off. In many ways, the history of South Africa is...
congo free state

The Congo Free State – History of Africa Part 10

The story of King Leopold's II's rule in the Congo Free State is among the darkest episodes of European imperialism on the African continent in the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, many people are...
Scramble for Africa

The Scramble for Africa – History of Africa Part 9

In 1884 fourteen European nations along with a representative from the United States gathered at a conference in Berlin to divide up the continent of Africa. No representatives of the hundreds of African societies...

Ukraine – How the West Was Warned

Ukraine appears to be on the brink of a full-scale invasion by Russia. The past few months have seen Russia move its troops along Ukraine’s borders with Belarus and Russia. This follows the ongoing...
david livingstone meets henry stanley

David Livingstone and Henry M Stanley – History of Africa Part 8

This podcast episode continues our look at the European explorers in Africa. We look at two of the most significant of those explorers, David Livingstone and Henry M Stanley. These two men could not have...
age of explorers

The Age of Explorers – History of Africa Part 7

Before the age of imperialism and the great scramble for Africa, adventurous men of questionable character had to open the gates of the continent to Europeans. This is the story of the age of...
Atlantic Slave Trade

Atlantic Slave Trade – History of Africa Part 6

We began this section in this History of Africa podcast series with the door of no return in Ghana. In this final section of the podcast series that looks at the topic of slavery...