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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...
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...
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...
sudan and the mahdi

Sudan and the Mahdi – History of Africa Part 13

The story of Sudan and the Mahdi during the scramble for Africa is one of the epic stories in the history of Africa. It...
the boer wars

The Boer Wars – History of Africa Part 12

This podcast episode continues the story of the Scramble for Africa and European imperialism, specifically in South Africa. In the last episode, we looked...
history of south africa

The Boers and the Beginnings of South Africa – History of...

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...
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...
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...
david livingstone meets henry stanley

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

This podcast episode continues our look at the European explorers in Africa. We look at two of the most significant of those explorers, David...
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...