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.
Paul Cuffe (1759-1817)
In 1815 Cuffe sailed for the West coast of Africa with 38 Black emigrants to begin a new life in Sierra Leone. Continue reading The Man Who Initiated the ‘Back to Africa’ Venture: Paul Cuffe
Queen Nanny was born in the Ashanti region of present day Ghana in 1686 and kidnapped and forced into slavery in Jamaica. As an enslaved child her plantation worked in extremely harsh conditions to cultivate, harvest and process sugarcane.
Natural resources: coffee, tea, cotton, maize, tin, phosphates, iron ore, cassava, diamonds and gold. Its richness produces a gross domestic product valued at $33.23 billion. Ten percent of Africa’s gold is there.