DRC: The boy soldiers and girl brides of war-torn North Kivu

DRC is one of the most complex humanitarian crises on the planet, but has less than 30 percent of the funding it needs Anita,16, was kidnapped and forced to marry a fighter when she was 15. Despite his promise of a dowry, she and her family received nothing. She was given little food and was […]

“The Burial of Slavery”: August 1, 1838

A Funeral Scene at the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York by Meserette Kentake Few acts of collective forgetting have been as thorough and as successful as the erasing of slavery from the Britain’s “island story”. ~David Olusoga On August 1, 1838, the British ended the Maafa (Atlantic slavery) in the territories, they had […]

Profundity vs Profanity

                                                                                                      From The Ramparts   […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stono Rebellion: The largest slave revolt in Amerika led by slaves from Kongo in 1739

  By the 1700s, slavery had become a lucrative business with over 500,000 slaves spread across America. Despite not having privileges which gave them opportunities to utilise their spare time well by the 1720’s,  slaves often met to educate themselves, discuss social issues or connect with others in neighbouring plantations and colonies. Slave communities had grown, […]

Revealing photos prove existence of black people in ancient China

A Hospital Room In Foochow (left), Smiling Boy In Tattered Rags (right)…composite of American Red Cross, 1919 [Credit: Library of Congress] & Ragged Kid & Cots, So Village by Sidney D. Gamble, 1917–1919 / Credit: David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University Afro-Asians may seem like a foreign concept, nevertheless, it is […]

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 […]

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, […]