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The ancient name for Africa was “Alkebulan” meaning “mother of mankind”

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.

African King, Mansa Abubakar II discovered Americas in 1312. 180 years before Columbus

The Italian sailor / explorer Christopher Columbus has a renowned reputation as the discoverer of the new world in every simple history lesson. This has been globally recognized for over 500 years to date. Education has been in the possession of Europeans, who many believe have imposed what has enriched them while scorning or changing what has not been done.

Scientists can’t explain puzzling lack of coronavirus outbreaks in Africa

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 26.35 million people, with just four countries accounting for over 15 million cases. They are the United States, Brazil, India and Russia — the same four that have been at the top for months. The US surprised the world when it rose to the top spot in multiple COVID-19 statistics, both for the total number of confirmed cases and the number of deaths. Since then, no other country has surpassed America. Continue reading Scientists can’t explain puzzling lack of coronavirus outbreaks in Africa

Hundreds of Fossilized Human Footprints Provide a Glimpse of Ancient Life in Africa

Over 400 fossilized human footprints have been discovered in Tanzania, representing the largest collection of human prints ever found in Africa. Dating back some 10,000 years, the footprints offer a snapshot of life during the Late Pleistocene, including possible divisions of labor based on sex. Continue reading Hundreds of Fossilized Human Footprints Provide a Glimpse of Ancient Life in Africa