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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...
East African Slave Trade

East African Slave Trade – History of Africa Part 5

In our last episode, we looked at the widespread systems of slavery that existed in Africa before the Europeans and the Arabs arrived. In...
slavery in africa

Slavery in Africa – History of Africa Part 4

No study on the History of Africa is complete without a look at the role of slavery in Africa. When most of us think...
history of liberia

History of Liberia – History of Africa Podcast Series Bonus Episode

Frequently in the research on the history of Africa, I came across a claim that Liberia and Ethiopia were the only African nations that...
history of Sierra Leone

History of Sierra Leone – History of Africa Podcast Series Bonus...

The history of Sierra Leone is a story that started off with surging hopes and ideals for freedom and human dignity. These early hopes...
religion in Africa

Africa Gets Religion – History of Africa Part 3

In part 3 of our podcast series on the History of Africa, we look at the arrivals of Christianity and Islam in Africa. Today,...
Kingdoms and Empires of Africa history of africa podcast history of punt

Kingdoms and Empires of Africa – History of Africa Part 2

A mysterious land of legend and mythology. An empire of Christianity completely distinct from Rome and Constantinople. The ugliest woman in the world. The...