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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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Africa Heroes, African History

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 of the Royal Sempe Mankrado We (House) Accra, a general merchant who owned a store […]

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African History

THE TURKANA TRIBE OF KENYA

The Turkana are a Nilotic people native to the Turkana District in northwest Kenya, a semi-arid climate region bordering Lake Turkana in the east, Pokot, Rendille and Samburu to the south, Uganda to the west, and South Sudan and Ethiopia to the north. They refer to their land as Turkan. According to the 2009 Kenyan […]

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African History

The original name of Lagos City is ‘Oko’

Lagos was originally inhabited by the Awori subgroup of the Yoruba people in the 15th century, who called it “Oko”. Under the leadership of the Oloye Olofin, the Awori moved to an island now called Iddo and then to the larger Lagos Island. In the 16th century, the Awori settlement was conquered by the Benin […]

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African History

The Ancient Lost Kingdom Of Punt

The kingdom of Punt is described in great detail in ancient Egyptian texts as the “Land of the Gods” – Ta Netjer. The history of Punt is connected intimately with the ancient Egyptian kingdoms and was a valuable trading partner of the kingdoms. In pre-dynastic era (c6000 – 3150 BC) signs of trade had already […]

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African History

The story of the Hausa warrior queen Amina Mohamud.

Amina Mohamud was a Hausa warrior queen of the city-state Zazzau, presently in the North-West region of Nigeria. Her leadership skills were discovered early by her grandfather who allowed her to attend state meetings. Commonly known as the warrior queen, Queen Amina of Zaria was the first woman to become the Sarauniya (queen) in a […]

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African History

Yaa Asantewaa, the Asante warrior queen

Yaa Asantewaa was an influential Ashanti queen at the beginning of the twentieth century who remains a powerful symbol today. Her birthdate is contested; she is generally believed to be born between the 1840s to 1860s in the Ashanti Confederacy in present-day Ghana. She was a skilled farmer before ascending to the title Queen Mother […]

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