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 […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

Read Emperor Haile Selassie’s iconic 1963 speech that inspired Bob Marley’s hit song “War”

Emperor Haile Selassie May 25 of every year in Africa is Africa Day. The day is set aside by the African Union (AU) to commemorate the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). Throughout this week, which is also termed #AfricaWeek, Face2Face Africa will be sharing some iconic speeches by the founding fathers of […]

RBG Earth-day

Brought back to the world through the UNIA-ACL with Marcus M. Garvey as President-General on August 13, 1920 in New York City. RBG is a symbol of the red blood uniting all Afrikans, those at home and those abroad, the Black skin of the the first human to take a great walk in the sun, […]

7 less-known ancient Afrikan civilisations that you might not find in colonisers’ books

Many flourishing empires existed in Africa dating as far back as 700AD. These empires were established by indigenous Africans who lived centuries before those who came into contact with the Europeans through trace and later colonisation. Ancient African civilizations, even though rejected by several western scholars have existed. The pre-advanced states are known for their captivating […]