The Rhodesian Bush War was coming to an end and Zimbabwe was on the verge of getting its independence. The war was won and the time for a final settlement was at hand. The UK could no longer support the Ian Smith regime that was attempting to impose white minority rule in Zimbabwe and the […]Read more "Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo Explain Why They Walked Out on The Constitutional Talks (1979)"
The African Diaspora reached large portions of the world. People of African descent can be found all over the world even in the most remote areas. The photograph above was taken by George Kennan who was traveling through the Russian Empire during the late 19th century. The purpose of the expedition was to survey land […]Read more "Afro-Abkhazian Man (1870)"
Seh- Dong-Hong -Beh was a commander of the Mino warriors . The Mino warriors were an all female combat unit who fought for the Kingdom of Dahomey. Dahomey’s military might was able to fend off European invasion through out the 19th century. However, by 1894 they were no longer able to resist the French onslaught. […]Read more "Seh -Dong- Hong- Beh Image (1851)"
The portrait depicts an emissary Don Miguel de Castro who was involved in peace negotiations between the Dutch Republic and the Kingdom of Kongo. He was the cousin of the Count of Sonho and the Dutch were reliant the Count of Sonho. The Dutch West India Company was fearful of the status of their newly […]Read more "Portrait of Don Miguel de Castro (1643)"
This is a Russian stamp produced in 1961 of Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba. The pan-africanist leader served as the first Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prime Minister Lumumba was a victim of an assassination and a conspiracy by both Belgium and the United States . There were baseless fears that his […]Read more "Patrice Lumumba Stamp (1961)"
For 30 years Eritrea waged a war of liberation against Ethiopian rule . This conflict was rooted in ethnic strife, complications from past Italian colonialism, and the complexities of the Cold War era. This photograph from Life Magazine shows an Eritrean woman soldier fighting for the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front. She is holding an Ak-47. It […]Read more "A Woman Soldier in The Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (1978)"
This footage above shows a Parthe film of Dakar the capital Senegal. This was filmed during the Leopold Senghor presidency. The footage shows the National Assembly and the University of Dakar . What is also seen is citizens walking the streets and tourists taking photographs. The Dakar of the 21st century is much bigger and […]Read more "Dakar, Senegal in The 1970s"