Early African Historians’ Writings Before 1945: Precursors of Modern African Historiography

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Durodola Tosin

This essay intends to examine the ways by which the early African historians’ writings before 1945 could be considered precursors of modern African historiography. We examine four early African historians – Carl Reindorf of Ghana, Sir Apolo Kagwa of Uganda, Jacob Egharevba of Benin and Samuel Johnson of Nigeria, their works, writings and contributions to African historiography.

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Regional armies struggle in last push against Boko Haram

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Joe Bavier

“You’ll all be able to go home soon. Boko Haram is nearly finished,” Niger’s Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum told a crowd of refugees seated quietly on dusty, sun-baked flats.

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Angélique Kidjo & African youth activists honoured with international award

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World-renowned musician Angélique Kidjo and three inspirational African youth activist movements have been declared this year’s joint winners of the prestigious Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2016.

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Africa looks forward to scaling agricultural innovations

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Alpha Jallow

Experts believe that well conceptualised technologies can yield immense social economic benefits and impacts.

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Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Efforts to Consolidate Peace in War torn Africa

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Anant Mishra

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“In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams” – African Proverb. Continue reading “Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Efforts to Consolidate Peace in War torn Africa”

Francois Hollande warns African leaders at Francophonie summit in Dakar

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Sylvain Muyali

Angry, Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso left Dakar early. Several issues were discussed during the fifteenth summit of the Francophonie, held in the capital of Senegal, from 29th to 30th November 2014, but none provided more friction than the subject of leaders seeking to remain in power past the terms set by their own countries’ constitutions.

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