The ‘immovable’ Okomfo Anokye sword buried 300 years ago by the first priest of the Ashanti Kingdom

The ‘immovable’ Sword driven into the ground by Okomfo Anokye remains and is venue of the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. History has it that the sword was pushed into the ground, almost 300 years ago. It is believed the Okomfo pronounced that no one would be able to remove the sword, and so it has remained in spite of attempts. The Ashanti state, it is believed, would collapse should the sword ever be pulled out of the ground.

KING TAKYI: The Ghanaian ‘King-Turned Slave’ And Leader Of The 1760 Slave Rebellion In Jamaica

You might have wondered what was slavery like and the ordeals we had to face as Africans including the narrow escapes and counterattacks. The era of slavery was notorious for rebellions and slave revolts. Significantly, the Tacky's war which included…

TODAY IN AFRICAN HISTORY, THE ETHIOPIANS DEFEATED THE ITALIANS IN THE BATTLE OF ADWA UNDER THE RULING OF EMPEROR MENELIK II

Today, March 1, is the anniversary of the Battle of Adwa in 1896. On this day an African army by Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia annihilated the Italian invaders of the Horn of Africa. It is one of the most significant single victories in modern times of African people over European aggression in Africa.

Jean Bédel Boukassa (The French Fiasco)

The Official Flag of Central African Republic. Africa throughout its history has seen different reign of democratic and tyrannical leaders. The leadership inefficiencies could be linked to the outcome as to why Africa is languishing in poverty. African leaders are…

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.

Would the Biafran Dream Ever be Achieved?

The Biafran war had its long root of political and ethnic division. This phase stands as one of the darkest and dimmest in the history of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The conflict lasted for three years as the Republic…

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.

Professor Francis Allotey: The great mathematician and scientist that developed the most important theory of outer space exploration

Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, a prodigy, is a Ghanaian mathematician and scientist. He was born on Monday, 9th August 1932, to a humble parentage at Saltpond in the Central Region of Ghana, to the late Mr Joseph Kofi Allotey…

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