Ethiopian Ancient history : How Christianity helped Ethiopia

Ethiopian Ancient history : How Christianity helped Ethiopia

Using Religion as a Diplomatic tool The Ethiopian empire adopted Christianity as far back as the 4th century, historical records show failed attempts at concrete diplomatic agreements involving Christian European nations and Ethiopian Christians. The most striking thing about this is that, communications between European Christians and Ethiopian Christians were usually interrupted by a Muslim(…)

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African culture: Storytelling by the Yorubas

African culture: Storytelling by the Yorubas

Hello guys, I have received quite a few emails from a lot of people who would love to hear more stories about African folktale/culture. So I decided to start a small series of various African folktales and stories.For the first series, I shall start with the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Before I start, I am(…)

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My Conversation with a self proclaimed HOTEP brother

My Conversation with a self proclaimed HOTEP brother

  Let me set the scenario, imagine you meet a young black man/woman dressed in ancient Egyptian regalia, now such people are usually outspoken and they seem to possess a lot of information about the ancient kingdoms of the Egypt. As the conversation deepens you begin to discover a theme;  everything revolves around Egypt, Pyramids(…)

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Why I am not too excited about Mugabe’s Exit

Why I am not too excited about Mugabe’s Exit

Forgive me for being cynical, but when it comes to African politics, a healthy dose of cynicism is required to accurately assess the  issues bugging the continent.  If you have been paying any attention to the news lately, you should be aware that the self proclaimed ‘revolutionary marxist’ Robert Mugabe, was ousted from Office earlier(…)

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Life of a Blind Somali Child

Life of a Blind Somali Child

“Sometimes my eyes hurt really bad and I can’t see well. It usually happens when I do some strenuous work so I get a big headache. I run to my quiet place and do and think of nothing. My headache usually goes away after that. I’ve seen it happen with my uncle and he became(…)

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African Music: Tiwa Savage ft Wiz Kid – Bad

  I am no music expert but I know good music when I hear one, this new song from Tiwa Savage (Nigerian Artist) is just a perfect combination of what I call rhythm and groove. I also enjoyed WizKid’s  use of the ‘Dab’ move at various intervals in the video. You can see what I(…)

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How an African Slave introduced Vaccination to America

How an African Slave introduced Vaccination to America

His ‘christian’ name was Onesimus, he was an African slave exported to America in the 17th century. Much of his background his unknown, we do not even know his actual birthplace in Africa. But we have quotes taken from the diary of his Master, one Reverend Mather from Boston, Massachusetts. “a very likely Slave; a young(…)

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