SOUTH SUDAN: THE MISERY AND HOPE OF THE YOUNGEST NATION

By-Emmanuel Taban (E. T. J) South Sudan is the world’s youngest nation after gaining her independence on the 9th July 2011,the country has a population of about 12.3 million people and sits on 61,974,559 kilometers of land area. Being a multi ethnic country, south Sudan has more than 64 ethnic groups with the Dinkas and […]

Remembering Pan-Africanist and DRC’s independent leader, Patrice Lumumba

                Patrice Émery Lumumba was born in 2 July 1925. He served as the first prime minister of independent Democratic Republic of Congo from June until September 1960. Ideologically, Patrice Lumumba was an African nationalist and Pan-Africanist. He led the Congolese National Movement (MNC) party from 1958 until […]

Queen Amina, the fearless worrior queen of Zazzau

Queen Amina was born around 1533, she was was the eldest daughter of Bakwa Turunku, a high-ranking government official of the king of Kufena. She (her mother) seized political power in 1536 and made herself ruler of Zazzau later to be known as Zaria( in present day Kaduna state in Nigeria). A book named Amina, […]

Mekatilili wa Menza, fearless worrior leader who resisted British colonialists

Mekatilili wa Menza was a Kenyan fearless leader, who led her people, the Giriama people to resist the British against exploiting them. She was born in Mutsara wa Tsatsu between 1840 and 1860. She was the only girl among five children and was named Mnyazi wa Menza (Mnyazi, daughter of Menza) by her parents. She […]

Why is Queen Makeda, Queen of Sheba is being whitewashed?

Considering many people have been taught slavery and colonialism as the major African history, it has become almost hard to convince people, Africa had history before slavery and colonialism, and it was history of glory.   Denying people their real history is denying them self confidence to steer ahead in future. Anta Diop tried to […]

Kandake Queens, latinised “Candace”of Kush

There were several female rulers of Ethiopia or Kush. When it comes to African rulers in Africa women or more commonly warrior queens entertained no nonsense when it comes to enemies of states, be it internal or external aggressions. Queen Asantewa and Badass Queen Nzinga are good examples. The ancient kingdom of Kush, also known […]

Queen Nandi the mother of Shaka Zulu

Ndlorukazi Nandi kaBebe eLangeni (meaning The Sweet One) was born around 1760, in Langeni to a minor chief of the Langeni tribe, Bhebhe. Very little known about Queen Nandi’s early life because there is no written documentation about her childhood. Nandi was not treated like royalty before she became a Queen. It is believed after […]

22 African Presidents Have Been Assassinated By France Since 1963

    Since 1963, more than 22 African presidents, then in power, have been assassinated by France, many of them asserted their independence and refused to go along with the colonial power.  The latest of these leaders being Muammar Gaddafi. Most of the coups and assassinations were carried out by the SDECE, the DGSE and […]