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An Analysis of the Myths and Facts about Africa
“I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.” ~ Nelson Mandela Introduction The world is filled with misconceptions about other parts of the world....
Berlin Conference, Migration, and Faster Transportation, Huge Factors in Industrialization of Africa
As the years continue to move forward, so does everything else in this world. People grow older, goods become more advanced, relationships form or they break, and the natural resources dwindle. Throughout the last hundred years, the earth has been able to industrialize itself through many scenarios. Industrialization was a...
An Analysis of Perspectives in African American History and Culture, a Book by Ronald Dorris
“Recreation and Construction” (a Critique) Perspectives in African American History and Culture is edited by Ronald Dorris, and was published by Tapestry Press in 2007. This 328-page work comprises a table of contents with ten sections inclusive of respective articles, preface, overview and glossary. This critique is ce...
The Plight of the Igbo People in the 18th Century
The Igbo Diaspora in the Era of the Slave Trade: An Introductory History Douglas Chambers Goldline & Jacobs, Glassboro, NJ: Copyright © 2014 There are multiple settings used throughout the narrative, but all involve the Igbo people. Throughout the 18th century, Britain acquired most of their 1.7 million slaves from th...
A History of Apartheid, a Racially Segregated Government, in South Africa
After years of living under a racially segregated government system termed as apartheid, South Africa is now a single country. For many years the government justified racial apartheid, literally translating to “separateness”. Apartheid was a system that segregated South Africa’s population racially on social, political, eco...
South Africa and European Expeditions
The pre-colonial South Africans were people known as San and they were in isolation from foreigners for thousands of years. Their life was centered around finding food. They were hunters and gatherers. They gathered edible plants and berries and shellfish and hunted game and fished. Approximately 2500 years ago, they acq...
South Africa's Motivation for Initial Involvement in Funding MPLA Opposition and the Regular Insertion of the South African Defense Forces
In 1975-6 South Africa’s apartheid regime took unprecedented steps by intervening in the Angola civil war; Operation Savannah aimed to thwart the efforts of the Marxist Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), under Agostinho Neto. However there has been little comprehensive study to explain why Pretoria became...
A History of the Period of Mfecane in Southern Africa
The period of mfecane in Southern Africa, in the early nineteenth century, is generally thought of a period characterized by migrations, famine, battles and sporadic raids, which created demographic turmoil and is often accredited to the emergence of the Zulu tribe. In recent years however, this supposition has been widely...
A History of the War Between The Mozambique Liberation Front and Their Colonial Portuguese Masters in 1964
In a decade long war, beginning in 1964, The Mozambique Liberation Front, or FRELIMO, fought a nationalistic campaign, against their colonial Portuguese masters, for their goal of self-determination and in 1975 after nine years of bloody warfare they achieved independence and Samora Machel took Presidential office. However,...
The Influence of African Nationalism on the African Population in the 1940's and 1950's
‘African Nationalism’ is a term that has generally been applied to a series of political movements of the African population for self-determination, against colonial rule in the 1940’s and 1950’s. However, as Robert I. Rotberg has asserted, the term has been a ‘morass of misapplication.’ Moreover, both ‘national’ and ‘nati...