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Ethiopia – A Brief History

Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and one of the oldest in the world. What are be...

17th May 2005
BOTSWANA – A Brief History

The Batswana, a term also used to denote all citizens of Botswana, refers to the country\'s major et...

24th May 2005
BOTSWANA - A Brief History

The Batswana, a term also used to denote all citizens of Botswana, refers to the country\'s major et...

24th May 2005
Algeria – A brief history.

The modern economy of Algeria has taken an upward turn. Traditionally it depended primarily on oil a...

31st May 2005
A short history of Congo (Brazzaville)

First inhabited by pygmies, present-day Congo was later settled by Bantu groups that also occupy par...

7th June 2005
Mauritania: A Brief History

From the 3rd to 7th centuries, the migration of Berber tribes from North Africa displaced the Bafour...

14th June 2005
History of Tanzania

Little is known of the history of Tanganyika\'s interior during the early centuries of the Christian...

21st June 2005
History of Cameroon

The earliest inhabitants of present-day Cameroon were probably the Bakas (Pygmies). They still inhab...

28th June 2005
Senegal – A Brief History

Present-day Senegal became in the fourteenth century part of Mali: it forms the centre of this count...

5th July 2005
A Short History of Malawi

Malawi is a small landlocked country in Africa, south of the Equator between latitude 9 degrees 45\'...

12th July 2005
History of Kenya

The colonial history of Kenya dates from the Berlin Conference of 1885, when the European powers fir...

19th July 2005
History of Niger

Niger\'s colonial history and development parallels that of other French West African territories. F...

26th July 2005
History of Sudan

Sudan was a collection of small, independent kingdoms and principalities from the beginning of the C...

3rd August 2005
Mozambique - A Brief History

When Portuguese explorers reached Mozambique in 1498, Arab-trading settlements had existed along the...

9th August 2005
History of Sierra Leone

Thousands of slaves were returned to or liberated in Freetown. Most chose to remain in Sierra Leone.

16th August 2005
Egypt - A Brief History

Egyptian written history begins around 3300 BC. This was when the Egyptians finally had enough symbo...

23rd August 2005
Angola - A Short History

Colonial economic development did not translate into social development for native Angolans. The Por...

30th November -0001
Chad - A Short History

Chad has a long and rich history. The cliff paintings in Borkou and Ennedi depict elephants, rhinoce...

7th September 2005
History of Zambia

At independence, Zambia faced major challenges. Domestically, there were few trained and educated Za...

13th September 2005
History of Uganda

When Arab traders moved inland from their enclaves along the Indian Ocean coast of East Africa and r...

20th September 2005
History of Libya

In 1934, Italy adopted the name \"Libya\" as the official name of the colony which consisted of the...

27th September 2005
History of South Africa

Mandela\'s administration began to reintroduce South Africa into the global economy by implementing...

4th October 2005
History of Zimbabwe

The rich heritage of traditional music present in Zimbabwe since its earliest times survived with di...

11th October 2005
History of Ghana

Ghana was the first African country south of the Sahara to achieve independence. This was in 1957. T...

18th October 2005
Tunisia - A Brief History

Tunisia is a Muslim Arab country situated on the North African Mediterranean coast. It is the easter...

1st November 2005
History of Nigeria

In the late 15th century Portuguese navigators became the first Europeans to visit Nigeria. They soo...

25th October 2005
Democratic Republic of Congo – A Brief History

The Congo\'s mineral wealth is the mainstay of the economy, but the development of the mining indust...

8th November 2005
History of Gabon

Gabon is located in Central Africa. It borders Cameroon to the north, Congo to the east and south, A...

21st November 2005
History of Namibia

Today one can still see many reminders of the German period. Namibia has a daily German newspaper an...

29th November 2005
History of Mali

Malians express great pride in their ancestry. Mali is the cultural heir to the succession of ancien...

6th December 2005
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