Africa is a region with a long and glorious history, with hundreds of distinct cultures and traditions. From the Egyptians to the Zulus each culture has produced some of the greatest warriors and most powerful leaders in the world.
From discerning tradesmen to distinguished scholars – here are just a few of the fascinating figures from African history of legendary African rulers.
Fresh off dropping the first single from his upcoming album, The Off-Season, J. Cole is taking his basketball talents to Africa.
The deadly viral disease Ebola has once again surfaced in Africa, and health officials are rushing out vaccines and other measures to stop its spread. As of Tuesday, there have been at least 11 cases and seven deaths in two countries, including Guinea, which had a massive outbreak in 2013 that ultimately left 11,000 dead. Several other African countries are now on high alert.
Some take into account it a legend, others consider it to be fact, and now the debate can end after scientists have reportedly proved that it is indeed true that Moroccan Sultan Moulay Ismail was the biological father of over 1000 children.
The name Africa is a phenomenon. Home to 1.216 billion people, the world’s second-largest population and 2nd largest continent after Asia. Africa is a renowned name that has traveled way beyond the shores of the Nile to the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The name is one, over time that is connected to historical heritages and tied to historical revolutions.
Jesus of Lübeck, the first British slave ship to arrive in Africa. The ship was chartered by Queen Elizabeth I to a group of merchants in 1563.
Betul Taytu c. 1851 to 11 February 1918), reigning from 1889 to 1913, was the Empress of the Ethiopian Empire. She was the third wife of Ethiopia’s Emperor Menelik II and founded Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia.