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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...
violence in haiti

Violence in Haiti [PODCAST]

One year after the assassination of Haiti’s president, the country’s political and economic systems are in a state of free fall. The most recent...
ecuador

Ecuador in Chaos

The South American nation of Ecuador appears to be in a state of meltdown, experiencing its worst security crisis in decades. A general state...
andy harrington global food crisis

From the Frontlines of the Global Food Crisis [PODCAST]

The United Nations released a new report on world hunger this week. The situation is getting worse! Up to 828 million people, or nearly...
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...