The regretful law that made French more popular in Afrika than in France

A customary court in French West Africa Until 1946, the major policy of French colonial governance in Africa was Assimilation. The main purpose of this policy was to turn the natives of Africa into French men by educating them in the language and French culture and subsequently making them become French citizens and equals. Essentially, […]

The Thiaroye massacre, 1944

by Steven Johns A short history of the mass killing of black soldiers in the Free French Forces who were protesting against non-payment of wages towards the end of World War II. It is an often-neglected fact that the majority of General De Gaulle’s Free French Forces were not white Frenchmen but were predominantly troops from […]

Afrika my love, I dream of you

Seven Natural Wonders of Africa by Lebohang Liepollo Pheko South Africans mark Heritage Day as a public holiday on 24 September to celebrate their cultures and the diversity. In this uplifting poem, Lebohang Liepollo Pheko rejoices at her identity as an African – with roots stretching all the way from the Cape to Cairo. Africa, Beautiful […]