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By Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

Senior Historian

August 18, 2021

Lumumba and the Congo Crisis

Who was Patrice Lumumba, and why was he so horribly murdered by the forces of the counterrevolution in Central and Southern Africa? This article is the last of a mini-volume about reparations in Africa. It discusses Lumumba and the Congo Crisis.

Patrice Lumumba

By Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

Senior Historian

August 03, 2021

Lumumba’s Role in the Struggle for Independence

Who was Patrice Lumumba, and why was he so horribly murdered by the forces of the counterrevolution in Central and Southern Africa? This article is the third of a mini-volume about reparations in Africa. It discusses Lumumba's role in the struggle for independence.

Patrice Lumumba

By Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

Senior Historian

July 16, 2021

Lumumba’s Political Awakening and Maturity

Who was Patrice Lumumba, and why was he so horribly murdered by the forces of the counterrevolution in Central and Southern Africa? This article is the second of a mini-volume about reparations in Africa. It discusses Lumumba's political awakening and maturity.

Patrice Lumumba

By Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

Senior Historian

July 02, 2021

Lumumba’s Youth and Civil Service Career

Who was Patrice Lumumba, and why was he so horribly murdered by the forces of the counterrevolution in Central and Southern Africa? This article is the first of a mini-volume about reparations in Africa. It discusses Lumumba's youth and civil service career.

Patrice Lumumba

By Oumou Tounkara

Contributor

June 19, 2021

Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori, The Fulani Prince who broke his chains

Learn about the fascinating story of a 26-year-old young man who was destined to rule on one of Africa's most influential kingdoms but ended up being enslaved. This is a story about royalty, slavery, and freedom.

Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori, The Fulani Prince

By Biko Agozino

Senior Historian

June 19, 2021

On Juneteenth

Learn more about Juneteenth, a commemoration of the last day that enslaved Africans in Texas were informed by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger that they had been emancipated following a proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln more than two years earlier without being told by their enslavers.

Juneteenth

By Anass Sedrati

Guest Contributor

November 26, 2020

Pre-colonial Madagascar Had All The Elements of a Modern State

Learn more about the rich history of this country where women and men had equal rights, and where schooling for children was mandatory already in 1881, 15 years before its colonization by France in 1896.

View of Antsahatsiroa, Madagascar.

By Redouane Lguensat

Contributing Editor

September 1, 2020

The oldest continually operating higher learning institution in the world is African

Learn about the history of this millenium-old university and the amazing story of its founder Fatima al-Fihri.

al-Qarawiyyin University, Fez

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