The Battle of Tondibi, which resulted in the defeat of the Songhay army, took place on 13 March 1591.
Rhodesia’s ill-fated independence, 55 years on.
Africa’s continuing dependence on external credit is no accident. Today, it cripples the continent’s economy. From the 16th century, it funded the Atlantic slave trade.
The creation of an African American colony was supported by slave holders and abolitionists, but founded by a few dozen black families.
In the 18th century, Europeans in the tropics found themselves beset by an array of unpleasant afflictions. They blamed black women, the climate and the strength of their own masculinity.
The revolt against President Omar al-Bashir is not the first in Sudan’s history, but it is the first since Africa’s former largest country split in two.
Africa has been global for millennia, but its history is too often eclipsed by narratives that focus on slavery and its abolition.
The shortest war in history began (and ended) on 27 August 1896.
The North African country before and after Islam.
The peoples of Germany's African colonies recovered from the conflict against all the odds.