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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 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...
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 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...
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...
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...