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30 History’s Greatest Black Achievers: Black power (Part 1)

From Malcolm X in the USA to Nkrumah in Ghana, history is never complete without such names popping up. Today we are going to look at the part 1 of our compilation of History's greatest black achievers

The Life and Death of Cetshwayo kaMpande, The Last King of an Independent Zulu Nation

King Cetshwayo’s place of birth was his father’s (Mpande) kraal of Mlambongwenya, near Eshowe. He was born in 1826, a very troubled period in the history of the Zulu kingdom. At time of his birth, Shaka Zulu was wielding a very powerful command of the Zulu nation. Cetshwayo’s father, Mpande, was Shaka Zulu’s half brother.

The Story of Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani II (1945–2002)

Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani II (1945–2002) was the King of Dagbon, the traditional kingdom of the Dagomba people in northern Ghana, from 31 May 1974 until his assassination on...

The forgotten President of Ghana, Dr.Hilla Limann

Dr.Hilla Limann was born at Gwollu in the Upper West Region of Ghana on 24th December,1934. His parents were Bibini Yonu and Mma Hayawah....

The story of three chiefs from Botswana who met with Queen Victoria in England in 1895 for protection

Gaborone is the beautiful capital of Botswana named after Chief Gaborone for his effortless protection over the land. The planned city became the capital...

5 interesting facts you should know about soul music legend Ray Charles

On this day in 1930, talented musician, singer...

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30 History’s Greatest Black Achievers: Black power (Part 2)

From Martin Luther King Jnr in the USA to Nelson Mandela in South Africa, history is never complete without such names popping up. Today we are going to look at the part 1 of our compilation of History's greatest black achievers.
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30 History’s Greatest Black Achievers: Black power (Part 1)

From Malcolm X in the USA to Nkrumah in Ghana, history is never complete without such names popping up. Today we are going to look at the part 1 of our compilation of History's greatest black achievers

The fearless Botswana leader who stood up against Paul Kruger in the 1860s and refused to let his people do unpaid labor

Kgamanyane Pilane was born in the 1820s in Pilanesberg, near present-day Rustenburg among the Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela people of the North-West...

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30 History’s Greatest Black Achievers: Black power (Part 2)

From Martin Luther King Jnr in the USA to Nelson Mandela in South Africa, history is never complete without such names popping up. Today we are going to look at the part 1 of our compilation of History's greatest black achievers.

30 History’s Greatest Black Achievers: Black power (Part 1)

From Malcolm X in the USA to Nkrumah in Ghana, history is never complete without such names popping up. Today we are going to look at the part 1 of our compilation of History's greatest black achievers
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