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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...
ancient empires of africa

Ancient Empires – History of Africa Part 1

Carthage, Egypt, Kush…these are just a few of the kingdoms and ancient empires of Africa that begin the story of Africa's history. In this...
dark history of the nobel prize

The Dark History of the Nobel Prize (They Prefer You Forget)

Last week the Nobel Prize Committee began announcing its 2021 recipients. The highly esteemed Nobel Prize is named after Alfred Nobel, a 19th-century Swedish...
aq khan

The Death of AQ Khan – REPOST –

Yesterday Abdul Qadeer Khan (AQ Khan) died in Pakistan after being hospitalized for COVID19. Khan is the man responsible for facilitating turning Pakistan into...
balkan genocide

Genocides at the End of History – The Ongoing History of...

In the 1990s, as communism crumbled and the Cold War ended, many in the western world celebrated the pending end of history. The term,...