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Nearly 200 People are killed in the Bulhoek massacre in the Eastern Cape

Tuesday, 24 May 1921
In 1921, in a battle lasting less than 30 minutes between police and Israelites, followers of prophet Enoch Mgijima, more than 180 people were killed. The battle started after police issued an ultimatum demanding that the Israelites evacuate land they were squatting on and warned that if they failed to comply, their leader would be arrested and their homes demolished. ..
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Africa: What’s in a name?

Africa is the world’s second largest continent, both by size and number, after Asia. Its landmass holds 54 countries and nine territories. A central tenet of over a billion humans is that of being African, but where does the name Africa originate from?

The History of Africa Day - 25 May

After World War II, the process of decolonization of the African continent gathered momentum as Africans increasingly agitated for more political rights and independence.

Organisation of African Unity (OAU)

The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), established on 25 May 1963, was the culmination of a number of diverse and far-reaching historical currents and political trends both on the African continent and abroad.

50 Facts on Africa

In the modern-day world the view people are given of Africa is often a narrow one. In this piece we present 50 facts about this continent that people may not readily know.

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African Liberation Theology by Dr.Gwinyai H. Muzorewa

African liberation theology arose from a desire to express the Christian faith from an African perspective, breaking free from western theological and political hegemony. 

 

Early African civilisations: Ancient Egypt, Nubia and Swahili

The ancient Egyptian civilisation grew for thousands of years intact because the Nile River Valley and Mediterranean and Red Sea border kept foreigners and their ideas away.

Cuba and the struggle for democracy in South Africa

The revolution in Cuba, culminating in Fidel Castro’s seizure of power on 1 January 1959, was from the beginning based on a non-racial ethos, and revolutionary Cuba was an early opponent of apartheid and racial segregation.

Pan-Africanism

Pan-Africanism is the belief that people of African descent have common interests and should be unified. 

The Mau Mau Uprising

The Mau Mau uprising began in 1952 as a reaction to inequalities and injustices in British-controlled Kenya. The response of the colonial administration was a fierce crackdown on the rebels, resulting in many deaths.