How playing on swings can help children understand physics

Author Francis Mavhunga Lecturer, Physics Education, University of Eswatini Disclosure statement This work was supported by the Department of Higher Education (grant number R792). Swings can be educational tools. KHONTHO8/Shutterstock To children in Zimbabwe, they’re mzeerere. Kids in Eswatini call them mjikeni; their South African counterparts refer to the mswinki. The words may be different, but the experience is […]

The United Afrikan State :-what if Afrika was one country?

by tinashe  Africa is a continent and as many of us know the continent is not a single country. Africa is currently divided between 54 different independent countries but what would happen if all of these countries United to form the United African States. What would Africa the country look like in the world and […]

What is Black Consciousness

South African icon Steve Biko advocated ‘Black Conciousness’ ideology. What is it? Why is it important? Let’s learn on the anniversary of his murder. South African icon Steve Biko advocated 'Black Conciousness' ideology. What is it? Why is it important? Let's learn on the anniversary of his murder. pic.twitter.com/rTATf51R2D — teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) September 12, […]

Thomas Sankara : A film by Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda

  Leader of the Burkinabe Revolution, Thomas Sankara was a Marxist and Pan-Africanist revolutionary who became president of Burkina Faso in August 1983 at the age of 33. Transcription: Burkina Faso, formerly known as Upper Volta, is one of the poorest nations in the world. It won its independence from France in 1960. In August, […]

After escaping a slave ship in the 1700s, this Afrikan chief became Florida’s most-feared pirate

An illustration of Black Caesar (Left) — YouTube He has been described as Florida’s most renowned black pirate who used the island of Elliott Key, and other hiding places along the Southeast Florida coast to conduct raids on unsuspected ships and villages. Black Caesar became notable during the “golden age” of piracy, that is, in the late 1600s […]

Transatlantic slave trade was not entirely ‘triangular’ – countries in the Americ as sent ships out took

by  Sean Kelley Sections of a Brazilian slave ship from the 19th century. Robert Walsh, as shown on http://www.slaveryimages.org, compiled by Jerome Handler and Michael Tuite and sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.” caption=”A Brazilian slave ship from the 19th century.” zoomable=”true For much of the English-speaking world, the term “triangular trade” refers to one […]

The Ethiopian empress and master strategist behind the battle that humiliated the Italians in 1896

The Battle of Adwa is known to have stopped the colonial aggression of Europeans in Africa after Ethiopian forces surprised the world by defeating heavily-armed Italian troops that attempted to conquer the Empire in 1896. Behind this victory that maintained Ethiopia as the only African nation that was never colonized, lies a brilliant military strategist […]

The fascinating history (our-story) and evolution of Afro-Puerto Ricans

Afro-Puerto Rican women at a carnival…photo credit: Grandmother Africa Libertos were Puerto-Ricans of African lineage who were transported to the island via the slave trade. They traveled with Spanish conquerors (Conquistadors) and upon arrival to Puerto Rico, the original inhabitants – The Taino – died due to the introduction of new illnesses and the oppression […]

The real heroes of modern-day Afrikan postal services risked their lives delivering letters by running in the 1800s

-photo-historicalbotswana- In Ancient Africa, communication was done through music, drumming and on critical occasions, the sending of royal servants and soldiers. In times when a piece of information was very sensitive or better delivered in person, royal kings left their palaces to speak with other kings behind closed doors. After settling, the Europeans realised the […]

Why Afrika’s Biggest Enemy Is Disunity

South Africans protest against Apartheid. Photo credit: News Interactive For decades, innocent Africans suffered some of the worst atrocities at the hands of colonialists who saw themselves as more human than the “unschooled” Black “savages.” Indeed, this bigoted order of things shattered the souls, minds, and bodies of the people of Africa in some of […]