Zura Karuhimbe – The ‘witch’ Who Saved Lives During The Rwandan Genocide

Karuhimbi risked her life by sheltering refugees from those wanting to see them dead. Her little house became a safe haven for Tutsis, Burundians and even three Europeans trying to escape violence during the genocide. She reportedly hid people under her bed, in a secret space in the roof, and there are reports that she dug a hole in her fields for people to hide in. She would even shelter babies who had been rescued from the arms of their dead mothers after being left to die. The exact number of people she sheltered is unknown, but it is believed to be around 100-150.

The Man Who Sold Nigeria to Britain for £865,000

After the Berlin Conference of 1885 where Africa was shared like piece of meat, Britain got the area which is present day Nigeria but others were also interested in it like the French and the Germans – Otto Von Bismarck, but Britain held onto its newly acquired colony, the Royal Niger Company transferred its ownership of the territory to the British government for £865,000 on the January 1, 1900.

Black Woman Makes History by Becoming the First Doctor to Cure Cancer Using Nanoparticles

As we’re celebrating ‘Black History Month,’ this month we will be bringing you exclusive content celebrating black people that are doing amazingly well in Africa and outside the continent of Africa. Today, we celebrate Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green — a multi-disciplinary physicist and the second African American woman to graduate with a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham whose extraordinary genius work has made her the first person to successfully cure cancer using laser-activated nanoparticles.

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