Wangu wa Makeri was the first Kikuyu female leader in living memory. This post will bring fresh insight in the life of Wangu wa Makeri, the first ever woman Chief in Colonial Kenya. A grand child of the legendary leader agreed to a candid interview.
To find long ago, you very often need look no further than your own backyard and you most certainly do not need to leave your home community-history and the past is around us wherever we go.
Analysis of the Algerian War of Independence and the tactics used by the French armies and the freedom fighters resulting in unprecedented violence. The destruction of war is described by Frantz Fanon in his book titled Wretched of The Earth.
Impossible as it may first sound, the Ankh in the name Tutankhamen has survived in languages spoken today. One of these languages is English. The other languages are in Africa. Maybe by probing further, we may find more languages with vestiges of the ‘Ankh.’
Migration and settlement patterns of Kenyan communities are quite diverse. Since Kenya has got a number of ethnic groups, this makes their migration and settlement patterns something of interest.
The Abushiri Revolt was a short lived uprising against the German East Africa Company and its encroachment on Swahili lands in modern-day Tanzania.
Francis Hall was born in India in 1860. Around this time, traders, missionaries and slave trade abolitionists were beginning to pay attention to East Africa. About 20 years earlier, Ludwig Krapf had made contacts with the Kamba and ventured in the interior as far as present day Kitui.
Africa was colonized for over 200 years and its resources used by the European powers but now it is in a debt crisis and one wonders how it will get out of it.
Islam's spread from 1000 AD to 1750 AD impacted Africa socially, culturally, and politically by instituting the slave trade, creating a rise in education, and adding Muslim leaders to West Africa's history. Despite all of these changes, West Africa maintained some continuity as well.
Ethiopia has a great history which is often overlooked by many, as they still have the images of starving Ethiopians ingrained into their psyche. The following facts within this piece will hopefully increase people's knowledge of Ethiopia and you will find these facts interesting.