100 Ancient Facts You Didn’t Know About Africa – Civilization Started In Africa

Many people have been forced to believe the lies that Africans were living in caves and bushes before the colonizers came. Accounts have been given of how Africans walked around naked. But many of these accounts are false to a certain degree. This article does not cover a pinch of the glory Africa had, but it helps in building a foundation o knowledge for our people and others who care to know.

1. The human race originated from Africa/Afrika. The oldest known skeletal remains of anatomically modern humans (or homo sapiens) were excavated at archeologic sites in East Africa. Other human remains were discovered at Omo in Ethiopia. The remains were dated at 195,000 years old, and they are the oldest known in the world.

2.  Skeletons of pre-humans have been discovered in Africa that dated back to about 4 and 5 million years ago. The oldest known ancestral type of humanity is believed to have been the australopithecus ramidus, who lived at least 4.4 million years ago.

3. We Africans were the first to organize fishing expeditions 90,000 years ago. At Katanda, a region in Northeastern Zaïre (now called Congo), archeologists recovered a finely wrought series of harpoon points, all finely polished and barbed. Also, they uncovered a tool, equally well crafted, believed to be a dagger. The discoveries suggested the existence of early fishing culture and tribe.

4. Africans cultivated crops 12,000 years ago. These were the first known advances in agriculture after the stone age. Professor Fred Wendorf discovered that the people of Egypt’s Western Desert planted and harvested crops such as barley, chick-peas capers, dates, legumes, lentils, and wheat. The ancient tools they used were also recovered. There were grindstones, hide scrapers milling stones, engraving burins, cutting blades, and mortars and pestles.

5. Africans were the first people to engage in mining 43,000 years ago. In 1964 a hematite mine was discovered in Swaziland at Bomvu Ridge in the Ngwenya mountain range. Surprisingly 300,000 artifacts were recovered at the site, including thousands of stone-made mining tools. Adrian Boshier, one of the archaeologists on the site, dated the mine to be about 43,200 years old.

6. Africans were the pioneers of basic arithmetic 25,000 years ago. The Ishango bone is a tool-handle with marks carved into it found in the Ishango region of Zaïre (now called Congo), near Lake Edward.

The Ishango bone was originally thought to have been over 8,000 years old, but a more recent carbon dating has revealed that they are actually of 25,000 years old. On the bone-tool are 3 rows of marks. Row 1 clearly shows three marks carved next to six, four carved next to eight, ten carved next to two fives. And finally, a seven. The 3 and 6, 4 and 8, and 10 and 5, represent the process of doubling. Row 2 shows eleven marks carved next to twenty-one marks, and nineteen marks carved next to nine marks. This represents 10 + 1, 20 + 1, 20 – 1 and 10 – 1. Finally, Row 3 shows eleven marks, thirteen marks, seventeen marks, and nineteen marks. 11, 13, 17 and 19 are the prime numbers found between 10 and 20.

7. Africans were the first to carve the world’s first colossal sculpture 7,000 or more years ago. The Great Sphinx of Giza was designed with the head of a man combined with the body of a lion. A vital and important question raised by this monument was: How old is it? At the beginning of October 1991 Professor Robert Schoch, a geologist from Boston University demonstrated that the Sphinx was sculpted between 5000 BC and 7000 BC, dates that he considered being conservative. Meaning that the sculpture could actually be older.

8. Africans mummified their dead people 9,000 years ago. A mummified infant was found under the Uan Muhuggiag rock shelter in the southwestern part of Libya. The infant was buried in the fetal position and was mummified using a very sophisticated method that must have taken hundreds of years to evolve. The method is believed to predate the earliest mummies known in Ancient Egypt by at least 1,000 years. Carbon dating is sometimes controversial but the mummy may date from 7438 (±220) BC.

9. On the 1st of March 1979, the New York Times published an article on its front page and also on page sixteen that was entitled “Nubian Monarchy called Oldest.” In this article, we were assured that: “Evidence of the oldest recognizable monarchy in human history, preceding the rise of the earliest Egyptian kings by several generations, has been discovered in artifacts from ancient Nubia.” That is the territory of northern Sudan and the southern portion of modern Egypt.

10. The ancient Egyptians had the same kind of tropically adapted skeletal proportions just as modern Black Africans. A 2003 paper appeared in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology by Dr. Sonia Zakrzewski entitled ‘Variation in Ancient Egyptian Stature and Body Proportions’ where she stated that: “The raw values in Table 6 suggest that Egyptians had the ‘super-Negroid’ body plan described by Robins (1983). The values for the brachial and crural indices show that the distal segments of each limb are longer relative to the proximal segments than in many ‘African’ populations.”

11. The ancient Egyptians were known to have Afro combs. One writer talks about how the Egyptians “manufactured a very striking range of combs in ivory: the shape of these is distinctly African and is like the combs used even today by Africans and those of African descent.”

12. The Funerary Complex in the ancient city of Saqqara in Egypt is the oldest building that tourists visit regularly to date. The whole structure is surrounded by an outer wall which is now mostly in ruins. Through the entrance are a series of columns, the first stone-built columns are known to historians. The North House also has ornamental columns built into the walls that have papyrus-like capitals. Also, inside the complex is the Ceremonial Court, made of limestone blocks that have been quarried and then shaped. In the center of the complex is the Step Pyramid, the first of 90 Egyptian pyramids.

 13. The first Great Pyramid of Giza, which is the most extraordinary building in history, was a staggering 481 feet tall. It is the equivalent of a 40-storey building. It was made of 2.3 million blocks of limestone and granite, some of them weighing 100 tons.

14. The ancient Egyptian city of Kahun was the world’s first well-planned city. Rectangular and walled, the city was divided into two parts. One part housed the wealthier inhabitants – which were the scribes, officials, and foremen. The other part housed the ordinary people of the city. The streets of the western section in particular, were straight, laid out on a grid, and crossed each other at right angles. A stone gutter, over half a meter wide, ran down the center of every street in the city.

15. Egyptian mansions were discovered in Kahun – each having 70 rooms, divided into four sections or quarters. There was a master’s quarter, quarters for women and servants, quarters for offices, and finally, quarters for granaries, each facing a central courtyard. The master’s quarters had an open court with a stone water tank for bathing. Surrounding this was a colonnade. These were architecture that rival what the Europeans have today, and they were built thousands of years ago.

16 The Labyrinth in the Egyptian city of Hawara with its large layout, multiple courtyards, chambers, and halls, was the very biggest building in antiquity. Boasting three thousand rooms, 1,500 of them were above ground and the other 1,500 were built underground.

17. Toilets and sewerage systems existed in ancient Egypt, while Europeans still live in caves. One of the pharaohs built a city which is now known as Amarna.

An American urban planner noted that: “Great importance was attached to cleanliness in Amarna as in other Egyptian cities. Toilets and sewers were in use to dispose of waste. Soap was made for washing the body. Perfumes and essences were popular against body odor. A solution of natron was used to keep insects from houses … Amarna may have been the first planned ‘garden city’.”

18. Many do not know that Sudan has more pyramids than any other country on earth – even more than Egypt. There are about 223 pyramids in the Sudanese cities of Al Kurru, Nuri, Gebel Barkal and Meroë. They are all about 20 to 30 meters high and steep-sided.

19. The surviving monuments of Sudan, which dates back thousands of years, are found predominantly in the city of Meroë. Becoming the capital of the Kushite Empire between 590 BC until AD 350, there are 84 pyramids in this city alone. Many of them built with their own miniature temple. In addition, there are ruins of a bathhouse sharing resemblance to those of the Romans. Its central feature is a massive pool approached by a flight of steps with waterspouts decorated with lion heads.

20. Bling culture has a long and interesting history in Africa. Gold was used to decorate the ancient Sudanese temples. One writer reported that: “Recent excavations at Meroe and Mussawwarat es-Sufra revealed temples with walls and statues covered with gold leaf”.

21. Around 300 BC, the Sudanese invented a writing script that contained twenty-three letters/alphabets of which four were vowels and there was also a word divider. Hundreds of these ancient texts have survived that were in this script. Some are currently on display in the British Museum.

 22. The oldest civilization in West Africa was in central Nigeria. It flourished between 1000 BC and 300 BC. Discovered in 1928, the ancient culture/civilization was called the ‘Nok Civilisation’, named after the village in which the early artifacts were discovered. Two modern scholars, declare that “after calibration, the period of Nok art spans from 1000 BC until 300 BC”. The area itself inhabited by the Gwari people is much older going back as early as 4580 or 4290 BC.

23. West Africans built in stone around the year 1100 BC. In the Tichitt-Walata region of Mauritania, archaeologists have found “large stone masonry villages” that dated back to 1100 BC. The villages consisted of roughly circular compounds and houses connected by “well-defined streets”.

24. By 250 BC, the foundations of West Africa’s oldest cities were already established. One of the cities was Old Djenné in Mali.

25. Kumbi Saleh, the capital of Ancient Ghana, is said to have flourished from 300 to 1240 AD. Located in modern-day Mauritania, archaeological excavations have revealed houses, almost habitable today. They are several storeys high. They are said to have had underground rooms, staircases, and connecting halls. Some had nine rooms. One section of the city alone is estimated to have housed 30,000 people.

26. As opposed to the savage and backward civilization, reported by the early missionaries, West Africa had walled towns and cities in the pre-colonial period. Winwood Reade, an English historian visited West Africa in the nineteenth century and reported that: “There are … thousands of large walled cities resembling those of Europe in the Middle Ages, or of ancient Greece.”

27. Lord Lugard, an English official, estimated in 1904 that there were at least 170 walled towns still in existence in the whole of just the Kano province of Northern Nigeria. To date, they are called the ancient Kano city.

28. Cheques are not really as new an invention as we were led to believe. In the tenth century, an Arab geographer, Ibn Haukal, had visited a fringe region of Ancient Ghana. Writing in 951 AD, he spoke of a cheque for 42,000 golden dinars written to a merchant in the city of Audoghast by his partner in Sidjilmessa.

29. Ibn Haukal, writing in 951 AD, informs us that the King of Ghana was “the richest king on the face of the earth” He alluded his pre-eminence to the number of gold nuggets that had been amassed by himself and by his predecessors.

30. The Nigerian city of Ile-Ife was paved in 1000 AD on the supreme orders of a female ruler with decorations that originated in Ancient America. Naturally, no-one really wants to explain how this took place approximately 500 years before the time of Christopher Columbus. But it is obvious that Africans traveled to and from ancient America.

31. West Africa had distinct bling culture in 1067 AD. One source mentions that when the Emperor of Ghana talks to his people: “he sits in a pavilion around which stand his horses caparisoned in cloth of gold: behind him stand ten pages holding shields and gold-mounted swords: and on his right hand are the sons of the princes of his empire, splendidly clad and with gold plaited into their hair … The gate of the chamber is guarded by dogs of an excellent breed … they wear collars of gold and silver.” This was the kind of glory and riches we had in Africa until vandals came to steal it all away.

32. It was said that Glass windows existed at that time. The palace of the Ghanaian Emperor in 1116 AD was: “A well-built castle, thoroughly fortified, decorated inside with sculptures and pictures, and having glass windows.”

33. The Grand Mosque in the Malian city of Djenné, is described as “the largest adobe clay-building in the world”, was first raised in 1204 AD. It was built on a solid square plan where each side was 56 meters in length. It has three large towers on every side, each with projecting wooden buttresses.

34. One of the great achievements of the Yoruba tribe was their urban culture. “By the year A.D. 1300,” narrates a modern scholar, “the Yoruba people built numerous walled cities surrounded by farms”. The cities were Owu, Oyo, Ijebu, Ijesa, Ketu, Popo, Egba, Sabe, Dassa, Egbado, Igbomina, including the sixteen Ekiti principalities, Owo and Ondo.

35. The Yoruba metal art of the medieval period was of world-class. One scholar wrote that the Yoruba art “would stand comparison with anything which Ancient Egypt, Classical Greece, and Rome, or Renaissance Europe had to offer.”

36. In the Malian city of Gao stands the Mausoleum of Askia the Great. It is a weird sixteenth-century edifice that resembles a step pyramid.

37. Thousands of medieval Tumuli have been found across West Africa. Nearly 7,000 were discovered in north-west Senegal alone spread over nearly 1,500 sites. They were said to have been probably built between 1000 and 1300 AD.

38. The excavations at the Malian city of Gao carried out by Cambridge University revealed glass windows. One of the findings was entitled: “Fragments of alabaster window surrounds and a piece of pink window glass, Gao 10th – 14th century.”

39. In 1999 the BBC produced a television series entitled ‘Millennium.’ The program which was devoted to the fourteenth century opens with the following disclosure: “In the fourteenth century, the century of the scythe, natural disasters threatened civilizations with extinction. The Black Death kills more people in Europe, Asia, and North Africa than any catastrophe has before. Civilizations that avoid the plague thrive. In West Africa, the Empire of Mali becomes the richest in the world.”

40. Most people in the world do not know that Malian sailors got to America in 1311 AD, 181 years before Columbus. An Egyptian scholar, Ibn Fadl Al-Umari, made a publication about this sometime around 1342. In the tenth chapter of his book, there is an account of two large maritime voyages which were ordered by the predecessor of Mansa Musa, a king who inherited the Malian throne in 1312. This mariner king is not named by Al-Umari, but modern writers have identified him as Mansa Abubakari II.

41. It was recorded that on a pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324 AD, a Malian ruler, Mansa Musa, brought so much money with him that his visit resulted in the collapse of gold prices in Egypt and Arabia. It took another twelve years for the economies of the region to return to what it was.

42. It is hardly known that West African gold mining took place on a vast scale. One modern writer noted that: “It is estimated that the total amount of gold mined in West Africa up to 1500 was 3,500 tons, worth more than $30 billion in today’s market value.”

43. The old Malian capital of Niani had a 14th century building that is/was called the Hall of Audience. It was surmounted by a dome, adorned with arabesques of striking colors. The windows of the upper floor were plated with wood and framed in silver; those of a lower floor were plated with wood and were framed in gold.

44. Mali in the 14th century was already highly urbanized. Sergio Domain, Italian architecture art, and scholar wrote the following accounts about this period: “Thus was laid the foundation of an urban civilization. At the height of its power, Mali had at least 400 cities, and the interior of the Niger Delta was very densely populated”.

45. The Malian city of Timbuktu had a 14th century population of 115,000 which was 5 times larger than medieval London. Mansa Musa, the ruler, built the Djinguerebere Mosque in the fourteenth century. There was a University Mosque in which 25,000 students studied and the Oratory of Sidi Yayia. There were over 150 Koran schools in which about 20,000 children were instructed. London, by contrast, at the time, had a total 14th century population of 20,000 people.

46. National Geographic, in a documentary, recently described Timbuktu as the Paris of the medieval world. This was on account of its intellectual culture. According to Professor Henry Louis Gates, 25,000 university students from Mali and around the world studied there.

47. There are Many old West African families who have private library collections that go back hundreds of years. The Mauritanian cities of Chinguetti and Oudane have a total collection of 3,450 handwritten medieval books. There may be yet another 6,000 books still surviving in the other city of Walata. Some of the books date back to the 8th century AD. There are 11,000 books in private collections currently in Niger. Finally, in Timbuktu, Mali, there are about 700,000 surviving books from ancient African civilization.

48. Did you know that a collection of one thousand six hundred books were considered a small library for a West African scholar of the 16th century? Professor Ahmed Baba of Timbuktu is recorded as saying that he had the smallest library of any of his friends – he had only 1600 volumes.

49. Concerning these old Malian manuscripts, Michael Palin, in his TV series ‘Sahara’, said the imam of Timbuktu “has a collection of scientific texts that clearly show the planets circling the sun. They date back hundreds of years … Its convincing evidence that the scholars of Timbuktu knew a lot more than their counterparts in Europe. In the fifteenth century in Timbuktu the mathematicians knew about the rotation of the planets, knew about the details of the eclipse, they knew things which we had to wait for 150 almost 200 years to know in Europe when Galileo and Copernicus came up with these same calculations and were given a very hard time for it.” Although many have argued that many European scientists learned these sciences from African scholars.

50. The Songhai Empire of 16th century in West Africa had a government position called ‘Minister for Etiquette and Protocol.’

51. The medieval Nigerian city of Benin was built to “a scale comparable with the Great Wall of China”. It was called The ancient Kingdom of Benin. There was a formidable vast system of defensive walling totaling 10,000 miles in all. Even before the full extent of the city walling had become known, the Guinness Book of Records carried an entry in the 1974 edition that described the city as: “The largest earthworks in the world carried out prior to the mechanical era.”

52. The Benin art of the Middle Ages was of the highest quality. An official of the Berlin Museum of Germany, für Völkerkunde once stated that: “These works from Benin are equal to the very finest examples of European casting technique. Benvenuto Cellini could not have cast them better, nor could anyone else before or after him … Technically, these bronzes represent the very highest possible achievement.”

53. Winwood Reade describing his visit to the Ashanti Royal Palace of Kumasi, Ghana, in 1874, said: “We went to the king’s palace, which consists of many courtyards, each surrounded with alcoves and verandahs, and having two gates or doors so that each yard was a thoroughfare … But the part of the palace fronting the street was a stone house, Moorish in its style … with a flat roof and a parapet, and suites of apartments on the first floor. It was built by Fanti masons many years ago. The rooms upstairs remind me of Wardour Street. Each was a perfect Old Curiosity Shop. Books in many languages, Bohemian glass, clocks, silver plate, old furniture, Persian rugs, Kidderminster carpets, pictures and engravings, numberless chests and coffers. A sword bearing the inscription From Queen Victoria to the King of Ashantee. A copy of the Times, 17 October 1843. With these were many specimens of Moorish and Ashanti handicraft.”

54. An English visitor to Nigeria, William Clarke, in the mid-nineteenth century, remarked that: “As good an article of the cloth can be woven by the Yoruba weavers as by any people … in durability, their cloths far excel the prints and homespuns of Manchester.”

55. There is a recently discovered 9th-century Nigerian city of Eredo. It was found to be surrounded by a wall that was 100 miles long and seventy feet high in places. The internal area was said to be a staggering 400 square miles.

56. On the subject of clothing, the Kongolese textiles were well distinguished. Various European writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries wrote of the delicate crafts of the peoples living in eastern Kongo and nearby regions who manufactured damasks, sarcenets, satins, taffeta, cloth of tissue, and velvet. Professor DeGraft-Johnson made a curious observation that: “Their brocades, both high and low, were far more valuable than the Italian.”

57. About the Kongolese metallurgy of the Middle Ages, one modern scholar wrote that: “There is no doubting … the existence of an expert metallurgical art in the ancient Kongo … The Bakongo were aware of the toxicity of lead vapors. They invented preventative and curative methods, both pharmacological (massive doses of pawpaw and palm oil) and mechanical (exerting of pressure to free the digestive tract), for combating lead poisoning.”

58. In Nigeria, the royal palace in the ancient city of Kano dates back to the fifteenth century. Built by Muhammad Rumfa who ruled from 1463 to 1499, it has gradually evolved over generations into a very imposing complex. A colonial report of the city from 1902, described it as “a network of buildings covering an area of 33 acres and surrounded by a wall 20 to 30 feet high outside and 15 feet inside … in itself no mean citadel”.

59. A sixteenth-century traveler had visited the central African civilization of Kanem-Borno and reported that the emperor’s cavalry had golden “stirrups, spurs, bits and buckles.” He said that even the ruler’s dogs had “chains of the finest gold”.

60. One of the government positions in the medieval Kanem-Borno kingdom was Astronomer Royal. This means that the central African civilizations had Astronomers.

61. Ngazargamu, the capital city of Kanem-Borno became one of the largest cities in the world during the seventeenth century. By 1658 AD, the metropolis, according to the report of an architectural scholar housed “about a quarter of a million people”. It had 660 streets. Many of the streets were wide and unbending, reflective of town planning.

62. The Nigerian city of Surname was acclaimed to have flourished in the sixteenth century. Even in ruin, it was an impressive sight to behold. It was built on a horizontal vertical grid. A modern scholar describes it thus: “The walls of Surame are about 10 miles in circumference and include many large bastions or walled suburbs running out at right angles to the main wall. The large compound at Kanta is still visible in the center, with ruins of many buildings, one of which is said to have been two-storied. The striking feature of the walls and whole ruins is the extensive use of stone and tsokuwa (laterite gravel) or very hard red building mud, evidently brought from a distance. There is a big mound of this near the north gate about 8 feet in height. The walls show regular courses of masonry to a height of 20 feet and more in several places. The best-preserved portion is that known as sirati (the bridge) a little north of the eastern gate … The main city walls here appear to have provided a very strongly guarded entrance about 30 feet wide.”

63. The Nigerian city of Kano in 1851 produced an estimated 10 million pairs of leather sandals and 5 million hides each year for export.

64. In 1246 AD Dunama II of Kanem-Borno exchanged embassies with Al-Mustansir, who was the king of Tunis. He sent the North African court a costly present, which significantly included a giraffe. An old chronicle noted that the rare huge animal “created a sensation in Tunis”.

65. By the 3rd century BC, the city of Carthage on the coast of Tunisia was very wealthy and impressive. It had a population between 700,000 and 1million people. Lining both sides of the streets were rows of tall houses six storeys high.

66. The Ethiopian city of Axum boasts of a series of 7 giant obelisks that date from perhaps 300 BC to 300 AD. They have details carved into them which represent windows and doorways of several storeys. The largest obelisk, now fallen, is said to be “the largest monolith ever made anywhere in the world”. It is 108 feet long, weighs a staggering 500 tons, and can stand for a thirteen-storey building.

67. Ethiopia minted and produced its own coins over 1,500 years ago. One scholar wrote: “Almost no other contemporary state anywhere in the world could issue in gold, a statement of sovereignty achieved only by Rome, Persia, and the Kushan kingdom in northern India at the time.”

68. It is known that the Ethiopian script of the 4th century AD influenced the writing script of Armenia. A Russian historian noted that: “Soon after its creation, the Ethiopic vocalized script began to influence the scripts of Armenia and Georgia. D. A. Olderogge suggested that the vocalized Ethiopic script was used by Mesrop Mashtotz when he invented the Armenian alphabet.”

69. A modern scholar accounted that “In the first half of the first millennium CE, Ethiopia was ranked as one of the world’s greatest empires”. A Persian cleric of the third century AD identified it as the third most important state in the world after the Persian empire and Rome.

70. Ethiopia is said to have 11 underground medieval churches built by being carved out of the ground. In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries AD, the city of Roha became the new capital of Ethiopia. It was conceived as a New Jerusalem by its founder, Emperor Lalibela (c.1150-1230). Roha contained 11 churches, all carved out of the rock of the mountains by hammer and chisel. All of the temples were carved to a depth of 11 meters or so below ground level. The largest is the House of the Redeemer, which was a staggering 33.7 meters long, 23.7 meters wide, and 11.5 meters deep.

71. In Ethiopia, Lalibela is not the only place that such ancient wonders. A contemporary archaeologist reported a research that was conducted in the region in the early 1970s. He said: “startling numbers of churches built in caves or partially or completely cut from the living rock were revealed not only in Tigre and Lalibela but also as far south as Addis Ababa. At least 1,500 were known. And many more probably await revelation.”

72. In 1209 AD, Emperor Lalibela of Ethiopia sent an envoy to Cairo bringing the sultan unusual gifts including an elephant, a hyena, a zebra, and a giraffe.

73. In the Southern African region, there are at least 600 stone built ruins in the regions of Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa. These ruins are called Mazimbabwe in Shona, which is the Bantu language of the builders, and means great revered house and “signifies court”.

74. The Great Zimbabwe was the largest of these stone-built ruins. It consists of 12 clusters of buildings, that spread over 3 square miles. Its outer walls were built from 100,000 tons of granite bricks. In the fourteenth century, the city was said to have housed 18,000 people, comparable in size to that of London in the same period.

75. Researchers reports that the Horniman Museum in London had exhibits of headrests with the caption: “Headrests have been used in Africa since the time of the Egyptian pharaohs. Remains of some headrests, once covered in gold foil, have been found in the ruins of Great Zimbabwe and burial sites like Mapungubwe dating to the twelfth century after Christ.” This is strong indications that all over Africa, there were people and empires rich in gold, and thriving civilizations much more than we experience now.

76. Dr. Albert Churchward, author of ‘Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man’, pointed out that writing was found in one of the stone-built ruins. He reported saying: “Lt.-Col. E. L. de Cordes … who was in South Africa for three years, informed the writer that in one of the ‘Ruins’ there is a ‘stone-chamber,’ with a vast quantity of Papyri, covered with old Egyptian hieroglyphics. A Boer hunter discovered this, and a large quantity was used to light a fire with, and yet still a larger quantity remained there now.”

77. A seventeenth-century visitor to the southern African empire of Monomotapa, which ruled over this vast region, wrote that: “The people dress in various ways: at court of the Kings their grandees wear clothes of rich silk, damask, satin, gold, and silk cloth; these are three widths of satin, each width four covados [2.64m], each sewn to the next, sometimes with gold lace in between, trimmed on two sides, like a carpet, with a gold and silk fringe, sewn in place with a two fingers’ wide ribbon, woven with gold roses on silk.”

78. The Southern Africans mined gold on an industrial scale. One modern writer says that: “The estimated amount of gold ore mined from the entire region by the ancients was enormous, exceeding 43 million tons. The ore yielded nearly 700 tons of pure gold which today would be valued at over $7.5 billion.”

79. Of note is the fact that the Monomotapan royal palace at Mount Fura had chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. An eighteenth-century geography book provided us with the following data: “The inside consists of a great variety of sumptuous apartments, spacious and lofty halls, all adorned with a magnificent cotton tapestry, the manufacture of the country. The floors, ceilings [sic], beams, and rafters are all either gilt or plated with gold curiously wrought, as are also the chairs of state, tables, benches &c. The candle-sticks and branches are made of ivory inlaid with gold, and hang from the ceiling by chains of the same metal, or of silver gilt.”

80. It was recorded that monomotapa had a social welfare system. Antonio Bocarro, a Portuguese contemporary, narrates that the Emperor: “shows great charity to the blind and maimed, for these are called the king’s poor, and have land and revenues for their subsistence, and when they wish to pass through the kingdoms, wherever they come food and drinks are given to them at the public cost as long as they remain there, and when they leave that place to go to another they are provided with what is necessary for their journey, and a guide, and someone to carry their wallet to the next village. In every place where they come there is the same obligation.” This till date, can hardly be found anywhere in the world.

81. Many southern Africans have indigenous and pre-colonial names for ‘gun’. Scholars have generally been reluctant to investigate or explain this fact. But intuition points to the fact that these people produced their own guns, way before the European colonizers came to Africa.

82. Evidence that was discovered in 1978 showed that East Africans were making steel for more than 1,500 years. An assistant professor of Anthropology, Peter Schmidt, and Professor of Engineering Donald H. Avery discovered that as long as 2,000 years ago Africans living on the western shores of Lake Victoria produced carbon steel in preheated forced draft furnaces. This method was technologically more sophisticated and advanced than any developed in Europe until the mid-nineteenth century.” And the Europeans dared to call Africa “uncivilized.”

83. Ruins of a 300 BC astronomy observatory station was found at Namoratunga in Kenya. Africans were mapping and studying the movements of stars such as Triangulum, Aldebaran, Bellatrix, Central Orion, etcetera, as well as the moon, with which the created the lunar calendar of 354 days.

84. Modern medicine existed in Africa, before the coming of the colonial masters. Autopsies and cesarean operations on women were routinely and perfectly carried out by surgeons in pre-colonial Uganda. The surgeons always used antiseptics, anesthetics, and cautery iron. Commenting on a Ugandan cesarean operation that appeared in an Edinburgh Medical Journal in 1884, one author wrote: “The whole conduct of the operation … suggests a skilled long-practiced surgical team at work conducting a well-tried and familiar operation with smooth efficiency.”

85. Sudan, which is currently a war-torn country (as of 2019) in the medieval period had churches, cathedrals, monasteries, and castles. The ruins of these wonders still exist today.

86. The style of education of ancient Africa, might have been lost forever. The medieval Nubian Kingdoms were known to have kept archives. From the site of Qasr Ibrim legal texts, a lot of documents and correspondence were discovered. An archaeologist reported that: “On the site are preserved thousands of documents in Meroitic, Latin, Greek, Coptic, Old Nubian, Arabic, and Turkish.”

87. It was documented that glass windows existed in medieval Sudan. Archaeologists found evidence of different window glass at the Sudanese cities of Old Dongola and Hambukol.

88. Mediaeval Sudan had a reputation for jewelry and bling. Archaeologists found a person buried at the Monastery of the Holy Trinity in the city of Old Dongola. He was covered in an extremely elaborate garb consisting of costly textiles of various fabrics including gold thread. At the city of Soba East, there were people buried in fine clothing, including items with golden thread.

89. Esthetic style and fashion existed in medieval Sudan. A dignitary at Jebel Adda in the late thirteenth century AD was buried with a long coat of red and yellow patterned damask folded over his body. Underneath, he wore a plain cotton trousers of long and baggy cut. A pair of red leather slippers with turned-up toes lay at the foot of his coffin. The body was wrapped in plenty of pieces of gold brocaded striped silk.

90. Sudan in the 9th century AD had housing complexes with bathrooms and piped water. An archaeologist wrote that Old Dongola, the capital of Makuria, had: “an… eighth to … ninth century housing

complex. The houses discovered here differ in their hitherto unencountered spatial layout as well as their functional program (water supply installation, bathroom with heating system) and interiors decorated with murals.”

91. In 619 AD, the Nubians sent a gift of a rare giraffe to the Persians.

92. The East Coast, which stretches from Somalia to Mozambique has ruins of well over 50 towns and cities. These cities flourished from the ninth to the sixteenth centuries AD.

93. Chinese records of the fifteenth century AD in Africa noted that Mogadishu had houses of “four or five storeys high”. This is same Africa, that the Europeans said were living in caves and forests.

94. Gedi, very close to the coast of Kenya, is one of the East African ghost towns. Its ruins date back to the fourteenth or fifteenth centuries, including the city walls, the palace, private houses, the Great Mosque, seven smaller mosques, and three pillar tombs.

95. There was a ruined mosque in the Kenyan city of Gedi which had a water purifier made of limestone for recycling water.

96. The palace in the Kenyan city of Gedi contained evidence of piped water controlled by taps. In addition, the palace had bathrooms and indoor toilets.

97. A visitor in 1331 AD confessed that the Tanzanian city of Kilwa was of world-class. He wrote that it was the “principal city on the coast the greater part of whose inhabitants are Zanj of very black complexion.” Later on, he also reported that: “Kilwa is one of the most beautiful and well-constructed cities in the world. The whole of it is elegantly built.”

98. Bling culture had existed in early Tanzania. A Portuguese chronicler of the sixteenth century wrote that: “They are finely clad in many rich garments of gold and silk and cotton, and the women as well; also, with much gold and silver chains and bracelets, which they wear on their legs and arms, and many jeweled earrings in their ears”.

99. In 1961 a British archaeologist, found the ruins of Husuni Kubwa, which was the royal palace of the Tanzanian city of Kilwa. It had over a hundred rooms, including a reception hall, galleries, courtyards, terraces and a magnificent octagonal swimming pool.

100. In 1414, the Kenyan city of Malindi sent her ambassadors to China. They carried a gift that created a sensation at the Imperial Court in China. It was, of course, a rare giraffe.

These amazing revelations of ancient Africa clearly depict civilizations that marveled mankind. For thousands of years African ancestors excelled in science, technology, literature, textile, and all kinds of inventions. As a matter of fact, Africa thought the world what is known today.

This lengthy article is meant to boost the confidence of Africans, it is meant to encourage us towards innovations that will return our continent to the days of glory. No amount of foreign aid will make Africa great again. Only Africans can change the tide for our blessed continent. Africa Awake

Did You Know France Collects Over $500 Billion In Colonial Tax From Her Former African Colonies?

The relationship between France and Africa is simply parasitic. Firstly, since the time of slavery, France has been seriously addicted to the plundering and oppression of Africa.

Then there is the French ruling elite’s utter lack of sensitivity and innovation, the inability to embrace a mental paradigm shift and break old hurtful practices.

The French finance and budget minister, and the French minister of foreign affairs are two institutions that won’t grow, they are populated by delusional and sadistic top officials who propagate the idea of catastrophe if these practices were to improve.

Not only are these two entities a threat to Africa but also to France itself. Isn’t it alarming that France fined Haiti, a current-day equivalent of $21 billion from 1804 to 1947 for the losses caused by the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of Haitian slaves?

History has it that after Guinea Conakry’s Sekou Toure initiated the rejection of France’s faux Independence, in 1958, the French government closed the country’s home to three thousand Frenchmen.

They were asked to take all their belongings and all that was under French command in the country with them and ruin all that could not be evacuated. Among the items that were destroyed throughout the country were public administration houses, important national records and plans, schools, nurseries, vehicles, books, and medicines. Also affected by colossal damage, were instruments of research institutes, farming tractors, roads, animals, and food.

In sympathy, and as a consideration for this heinous act against the people of Guinea, then Ghana’s president, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah had to donate £10 million of Ghana’s economic reserve to aid Guinea so that the nation could survive this chaos!

The objective of this outrageous act was to send a strong message about the implications of the refusal of France by all the other colonies.

The reality is that the fear gradually seized the African leaders and after these events, no other country ever got the nerve to follow Sékou Touré’s example, whose slogan was “We prefer freedom in poverty to opulence in slavery.”

Sylvanus Olympio, the first president of the Republic of Togo, a small nation in West Africa, found an alternative that would appease the French: not trying to discontinue French rule, he declined signing the colonial agreement suggested by De Gaule, but offered to pay France a yearly debt for the so-called benefits gained during the French occupation. This was France’s condition for not ruining the country before leaving.

Nevertheless, France’s estimated fee was so huge that the repayment of the so-called “colonial debt” was almost 40% of the country’s budget in 1963.

Consequently, the economic condition of the newly independent Togo was very fragile and in order to overcome this situation, Olympio opted to forsake the monetary system developed by colonial France the FCFA (franc of the French colonies of Africa) and create the country’s currency.

Three days after he started printing the new notes on January 13, 1963, a group of mercenaries seized and executed the first elected leader of independent Africa. Olympio was murdered by an ex-French legionnaire, the army sergeant Etienne Gnassingbe who received a bonus of 612 dollars from the French regional embassy for the accomplishment of his mission.

The vision of Olympio was to build a country that was free and autonomous. But the proposal did not match the desires of the French.

Modibo Keita, the Republic of Mali’s first president, like Olympio was also killed by Lieutenant Moussa Traoré, another former French foreign affairs legionnaire in November 19, 1968, for exiting the monetary system of CFAF on 30 June 1962. This is to mention but a few of such executions.

No less than 67 coups have taken place in 26 African countries over the past 50 years and 16 of these countries are former French colonies, indicating that 61 % of coups d’etat in Africa occurred in former French colonies.

Former French President, Jacques Chirac, in March 2008, said: “Without Africa, France will slide down into the rank of twenty-third power”. In 1957, his predecessor, François Mitterrand also said “Without Africa, France will have no history in the 21st century”, little wonder 14 African countries are compelled by France to place 85% of their reserves under the management of the French Ministry of Finance through the colonial agreement in the central bank of France.

The European Union condemns such an unjust system, but France is not willing to let go of this colonial system, which generates for them some 500 billion dollars in cash from Africa annually.

We frequently condemn African leaders for greed and for serving Western nations, but the reason for this conduct is not farfetched. They do so because they fear being assassinated or becoming the target of a coup.  They also want an alliance with a powerful nation in case of conflict or trouble.  Unfortunately, this protection comes with a cost.

Here are the 11 main elements of the colonization pact’s continuity since the 1950s:

 Since 1961, France has had national reserves of 14 African countries, namely; Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. Each African country’s central the bank is obligated to keep at least 65% of its foreign reserves in an “account of operations” French Treasury, and another 20% to cover financial commitments.

CFA central banks also enforce a credit cap given to each member country which equals 20% of the country’s public income over the previous year. Even if the BEAC and the BCEAO have a French Treasury overdraft facility, the French Treasury must consent to overdraft facilities. French treasury also invests African reserves on the Paris stock exchange and they do this in their name.

 The two CFA banks are African but have no monetary policies of their own.

The proceeds from these French Treasury funds ‘ investments are expected to be added to the foreign reserve but there is no accounting conveyed to banks or countries nor the specifics of these adjustments.

Dr. Gary K. Busch states that “Only a small group of senior French Treasury officials know the amounts in the trading accounts where these funds are invested; if there is a profit on these investments, they are prohibited from disclosing this information to the CFA banks or the central banks of the African states.”

France is estimated to control almost 500 billion African silver in its currency and this money is not available to African countries. France permits them to control only 15% of their money a year. If they need more, African countries will have to borrow 65% of their money deposited in the French Treasury and at commercial rates. Worst still, France puts a cap on the amount of money that countries can borrow from the fund. The limit is set at 20% of the previous year’s public income.

 4.      The compulsion to use colonial France’s money, the FCFA: This kind of scheme is condemned by the European Union, but France would not yield. Other European countries learned about the French operating system during the implementation of the euro currency in Europe, many of them were disgusted at this scheme and tried stopping France to no avail.

5.      Sole right to train nations military officers and supply military equipment. Africans have to send their senior training officers to France or to French military infrastructures under the guise of scholarships, grants, and the defense agreements attached to the colonial treaty. The situation on the continent is such that hundreds, perhaps thousands of French loyalists have been raised by France. They are inactive as long as they are irrelevant and triggered for a coup d’état or other reasons when necessary.

 6.      Compulsory coalition with France in a war or global crisis. More than a million African soldiers fought for the defeat of Nazism and Fascism, they are however hardly given credit for it.

8.      France can pre-deploy and intervene militarily. Under the term, “Defense Agreements” which is a part of the colonial agreement, France has the right to pre-deploy forces and intervene militarily in the country to protect its interests.

9.      The control of all the natural resources of the land of its former colonies.

France controls any mineral or raw resource found in these nations. Only in the event of rejection are African countries allowed to seek other partners.

For how long will Africans wait before they terminate this alarming organized robbery and rebranded slavery? It is high time we truly became independent! Africa Awake And reclaim Your Destiny.

How Africa Provided Safety For European Refugees During WWII

Over the course of human history, Africa has been a source of resources, safety, and refuge for the Europeans, even though they do not loud or admit it.

Our natural and human resources have fed and kept European economies afloat for centuries. More interesting is the fact that our lands have saved thousands of Europeans from the jaws of death.

Not-too-public historical accounts have it that at least 190,000 adults and children from Poland came to Africa as refugees during World War II. Before it all started, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin signed a deal to share many nations in Eastern Europe among Germany and other Soviet states. 

This led the Soviet Union and Germany to invade Poland, and in its wake, triggered the 2nd world war. The Nazis (Germans) and the Soviets were both involved in the ethnic cleansings of the Polish people. The Russians rounded up the Polish in their thousands and moved them to labor camps in the regions of Kazakhstan and Siberia. 

The relationship between the Soviets and the Germans soon expired in 1941, as the Germans invaded Russia, and this led to the freeing of about 116,000 Polish people. The war was still fierce and the freed captives of Poland could not return to their war-torn country. They were then moved to Iran, which could not cater to them, and then subsequently moved by the British to Africa.

It is important to note that there was no safe place in Europe at the time. Or if they were, the British didn’t trust it to hold such a large number of people for the duration of the war. The British, at that point, had several colonies in Africa, and out of their many colonies, they chose South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and a couple of other African nations to set up camps for the Polish and other Europeans who fled the war. 

A filmmaker of Canadian nationality proved this story when he traveled around Africa to record a documentary of his Polish ancestors who took refuge in Africa.

His name is Jonathan Durand, and he arrived in Africa for the first time when he was a 20-years-old. He explained that he felt strangely at home. He would later be wowed at how much of his ancestry was connected to Africa. The connections were possible of genetic memory. His experience in Africa was reported by DW. 

In an account of his documentary, Jonathan’s grandmother, among many others, camped in a refugee region in present day Tanzania. Her name was Kazia Gerech and she was only but a child when her family settled near the foot of the Kilimanjaro mountain. 

His motivation to carry out the research and produce the documentary was because there was hardly any evidence or history pertaining to that episode of European escape from WWII. His documentary resulted in a film titled “Memory Is Our Homeland”, and it won the Audience Award at the Montreal International Film Festival in 2019.

In a bid to fully understand and unravel the experiences of his forbears in Africa, Jonathan traveled for 9years through Eastern Europe, the Middle East and then Africa. He learned during his journey in Africa that the local people of South Africa had good memories of the Polish people who lived amongst them. They recounted to Jonathan how the Polish people were involved in agriculture and how they mixed with the local population. 

The head of the Center for Flight and Migration at a Catholic University in Germany collaborated on the story of the Polish refugees. DW reported that she said that “It was a friendly existence, side by side. Locals from Tengeru and the Poles even sometimes celebrated mass together.”

When the war ended in the September of 1945, African nations intensified their agitation and request for independence. This then meant that the Polish and other Europeans who camped in Africa, together with the colonial regimes had to leave. 

After finding so much peace and calm in Africa, most of the Europeans were not ready or willing to leave, but they had to. They feared going back to their countries, which were still under Soviet rule and control. 

A great number of them had to leave Africa for other countries of the world, such as Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. 


These events in human history have lessons for us all. Today, Africans are living the shores of Africa and migrating to Europe in search of safety and a better life. This same search for a better life was what the Europeans did during the 2nd world war. Africans accommodated them, despite the colonial suppressions and bullying at that time.

But today, we all can bear witness to the harsh conditions Black people are met with all around the world. Europe and the world at large have forgotten the great role Africa has played in the betterment of the various races of the earth. 

This story is a testament to the fact that Africa is not a desolate or poor place. We are rich in resources, food, hospitality, and many more. Our only problem is that some of our neighbors (other races) on earth have chosen to stifle Africa’s growth through harsh economic interferences and draconian policies.

But we shall survive – we are Gods and Goddesses. We shall overcome, Africa Awake.


They are our Pride

Anointed Woman

When God created woman he was working late on the 6th day An angel came by and said: “Why spend so much time on that one?” And the Lord answered: “Have you seen all the specifications I have to meet to shape her?” “She must be washable, but not made of plastic, have more than 200 moving parts which all must be replaceable and she must function on all kinds of food, she must be able to embrace several kids at the same time, give a hug that can heal anything from a bruised knee to a broken heart and she must do all this with only two hands”. The angel was impressed.”Just two hands – impossible! “And this is the standard model?

Too much work for one day…. wait until tomorrow and then complete her”. “I will not”, said the Lord. “I am so close to complete this creation, which will be the favorite of my heart”. “She cures herself when sick and she can work 18 hours a day”.The angel came nearer and touched the woman.”But you have made her so soft, Lord” “She is soft”, said the Lord, “But I have also made her strong. You can’t imagine what she can endure and overcome” “Can she think?” the angel asked. The Lord answered: “Not only can she think, she can reason and negotiate.” The angel touched the woman’s cheek…. “Lord, it seems this creation is leaking! You have put too many burdens on her.” “She is not leaking..it’s a tear” the lord corrected the angel “What’s it for?” asked the angel. And the Lord said:

“Tears are her way of expressing grief, her doubts, her love, her loneliness, her suffering and her pride.” This made a big impression on the angel; “Lord, you are genius. You thought of everything. The woman is indeed marvelous!” Indeed she is! Woman has strengths that amazes man. She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens. She holds happiness, love and opinions. She smiles when feeling like screaming. She sings when she feels like crying, cries when she is happy and laughs she fights for what she believes in. Stand up against injustice. She doesn’t take “no” for an answer, when she can see a better solution.

She gives herself so her family can thrive. She takes her friend to the doctor if she is afraid. Her love is unconditional. When she is afraid. She cries when her kids are victorious. She is happy when her friends do well. She is glad when she hears of a birth or a wedding. Her heart is broken when a next of kin or friend dies. But she finds the strength to get on with life. She knows that a kiss and a hug can heal a broken heart. There is only one thing wrong with her. She forgets what she is worth…

Pass this on to your lady friends to remind them how fantastic they are…. passing it on to males you know. Sometimes they need to be reminded..!!!


Foreigners may soon acquire Rwandan citizenship on the basis of “national interest” if they have special skills or talents, and the ability to offer sustainable investment activities if a Bill recently approved by Cabinet becomes law.

The Bill says, such a person must “cohabit without interruption until the date that Rwandan nationality by acquisition is granted.”

Even then, the Bill adds, the applicant must “have knowledge and respect for Rwandan culture and traditions.”

According to Article 12 of Draft Organic Law Governing Rwandan Nationality, a foreigner who marries a Rwandan can acquire citizenship after five years of their marriage, up from three years in the current law governing nationality.

In the current law, the deprivation of Rwandan nationality cannot have adverse effects on the deprived person’s spouse and children neither will divorce — if the marriage was in “good faith”.

The procedure under “national interest” clause will require a competent authority to write to the Rwanda Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration describing the national interest that would justify granting nationality to a particular foreigner.

Immigrants can now seek for nationality under the new law if they can demonstrate they are people of integrity.

In the Bill, Rwanda plans to limit the possibility of acquiring citizenship through “fake” marriages.

The move also comes on the heels of the government’s announcement that it will phase out ordinary passports by June 2021 and replace them with the East African Community passport.



There is an Ibibio saying that says: “ebaak-owuo enö owuo,” which in loose English translation means “respect is accorded to someone because of who the person has.”

African-Americans in America are not respected because of who they have…Africans.

Africans have been cast by the Arabs and the Europeans as defeated people. The images of black Africans in chains, inside slave ships, in plantations, abused and used as sex slaves in Arab countries, as museum displays to entertain the Europeans, all don’t command any respect.

Africans have been cast as “helpless victims” for generations. That’s why an African is always trying to become someone else. They do so by bearing names that have no etymology in their language, unconsciously accept slavery status for their generations yet unborn by adopting the gods and religion of their oppressors.

But the black Africans are not helpless victims. This is the truth that we must tell and rise up to it now!


For generations, Africans have been begging the Arabs and the Europeans for their rights instead of fighting for their rights as Africans.

For generations, Africans have been begging the Arabs and the Europeans for their gods to be restored instead of ditching the Arabs and the European gods that relegate Africans to a justified status of slaves. That is wrong.



Yes, it’s revolution time in black Africa, and it must start now…today…and must start from Angola, where the tiny and defeated country of Portugal, is holding the mass of black Africans in strangulation.

The revolution must start today in black Africa, and it must start in Cameroon, where the French has been holding Africans there hostage, and subjugate them to unimaginable tyranny.

The revolution must start in Africa today…and must start from Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Congo, and cover all of black Africa.

Black Africans must revolt now to remove all European and Arab stooges from political leadership positions….from Paul Biya of Cameroon to Yoweri Museveni in Uganda.


The Pan-African revolution that I’m calling for will bring to destruction, every black African who has either served as a stooge of either the Arabs or the Europeans, or steal any resource from Africa to hide it anywhere, in Africa or outside Africa. Such destruction of corrupt black Africans must start from the lowest-ranking government employees to the national leaders of every black African country!

The black Africans need a revolution…and we need it now….in 2020!

The revolution will clear the black Africans’ brains of the insanity that “slavery is a good thing!”

During the revolution, black Africans will get rid of everyone who loots black Africa either materially or intellectually. This will cleanse black Africa of foreign gods, foreign science, foreign technology, foreign diseases, and foreign deaths! And the revolution must start now!

Remember, all the violence against African-Americans are intended to reinforce the feeling that black people are helpless, powerless people! These are systematically designed to jog the minds of future generations of blacks that they are defeated and powerless people!


NO INSANITY IN BLACK AFRICA IS GREATER THAN THE MENTAL SLAVERY IMPOSED ON BLACK AFRICANS BY THE ARAB AND EUROPEAN RELIGIONS. The Pan-African Revolution, which must start now, in year 2020, will clear up this insanity.

The black Africans in Africa must accept the responsibility for every bad thing that is happening to the African-Americans in America, particularly the racial killings. Remember, it was the some black Africans’ ancestors that sold some of the African-American ancestors into slavery…sold their brothers, sisters and children, to a people who were total alien to them!


The black Africans must accept the responsibility for that heinous crime against humanity, committed by their forefathers by restoring Africa to a peaceful, liveable and beautiful place that African-Americans can be proud to return to, anytime, as their home. This alone, should justify the revolution to start now…today.

Yes! The Pan-African Revolution of Year 2020 is here … sign up….join in…be a part of the 21st century history!


Johnicala Johnson writes from Uyo , Nigeria.


Dear Kings and Queens in the Diasporas,

I would really love for you all to think and reflect about coming back HOME(AFRICA). We should actually be the Happiest People on earth but we’re actually the exact opposite..💔 •

We have everything the World needs from Kind Hearted and Beautiful Humans to the Natural Resources only we can boast of… As a matter of fact Africa doesn’t need any other Power-House Country to survive…They Need Us!! They’ve looted us ENOUGH… •


❤️🖤💚 Africa would forever be your HOME, don’t forget that. ❤️🖤💚 ”All black people should remember that they were first Africans before anything else“ -Mama Burna. •

There is this saying that we often hear “There is no place like home”. Believe me there is no place like Africa… Come back HOME and let’s Build This great Continent of ours. •

Let’s protect and cherish it because it is ours and it will forever be OURS…They (Oppressors) are always trying to milk us dry and make us feel worthless, but We are telling them now ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! We wouldn’t tolerate any NONSENSE from them.

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Igbo Ancestral Land Biafra.

The Igbo ethnicity is one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa totaling 35.5 million alone in Nigeria and about 45 million Igbo speakers worldwide. Truth been told the Igbo blood-line could be more than that as many other Igbo descents who left the plains of Africa by slave trade to the Americas have incorporated other languages.

Within Africa the Igbo groups could be found majorly in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Equitorial Guinea.

NIGERIA: Igbos in Nigeria are a very large ethnic groups consisting about 17% of the Population. Most southern tribes in Nigeria especially those across the Niger are Igbo disperse, the Ibibios, Ikwerres, Aniomas, e.t.c and many others are actually Igbo decent. The Igbos have lived with their neighbors the Yorubas, Binis, Ijaws and Idomas for centuries, with whom they share linguistic ties and are considered one of the earliest settlers in the geographical plain called Nigeria today.


The Igbos in Cameroon are estimated to be around 120,000, they are considered one of the ethnic tribes in Cameroon, during the colonial era the British reported stated the Igbos in Cameroon where abruptly stubborn not yielding to authorities, but the reason behind this was, during the German rulership colonial era the Igbos where already holding strategic positions and controlled trade in this region, and the British found it very hard to break them apart than stipulate rebellion against them so they can subdue the group. Nevertheless the Igbos gained more influence in this country over the years.


In the oil rich country of Equitorial Guinea, the Igbos make up 5% of the population about 53,000 they are regarded a minority the Igbos here where said to have migrated centuries ago from Arochukwu in Abia state. One of the notable personality of Igbo decent is

William Napoleon Barleycorn de Fernando Po. They are notably Christians.


The Igbo, whose traditional territory is called the Bight of Biafra (also known as the Bight of Bonny), became one of the principal ethnic groups to be enslaved during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. An estimated 14.6% of all slaves were taken from the Bight of Biafra between 1650 and 1900. were Igbos. This where taken to the west indies, also known as the Americas as they where enslaved workers in Sugar, cotton and tobacco plantations. Igbos in Jamaica where shipped to the Island by Europeans between 18th and 19th century the where the largest African group to have been enslaved in the Island. The Igbo where also known as Red Eboe because relative to other African tribe they them to be of more light skinned. There language and culture have greatly impacted the Jamaican culture cuisine and mannerism. They are found in the north western part of the Island.


The Igbos where shipped in large numbers to Barbados. Barbados was one of the European (British) colonies that received many Igbo people during the slave trade in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Igbo ancestral presence can be found in all aspects of Barbadian culture, including language. Barbados was once called bim, a variant of the Igbo word bem or bemshire by the British and locals a variant of the Igbo word “bé mú” which means home or kindred.


More than 4 million slaves where sent to Brazil, with the Yoruba and Igbo mass in them.


In the Dominican Republic, according to records the majority of African slaves came from the west African region of Bight of Biafra, which is present day southeastern part of Nigeria, comprising of the Igbos and Ibibios people, 62% of enslaved Africans which is about 57,000 in records where brought to Dominican Republic.


A larger percent of the blacks in North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia, still trace their decent to their Igbo ancestry. They where known as Eboe or Bites by the colonial masters, bites because of their connection with the Bight of Biafra origin. The Eboes where known to be excessively rebellious and suicidal in comparisons with other slaves, stating death is better than bondage. This brought mixed feeling with their colonial masters who saw them as a waste of investment. Many of the enslaved Igbo people in the United States were concentrated in Virginia’s lower Tidewater region and at some points in the 18th century they constituted over 30% of the enslaved black population. African American culture and is perhaps evident in such cultural vestiges as the Jonkonnu parades of North Carolina. Igbo Americans introduced the Igbo word okra into the English language.

All African Descents globally should know their History and Root.

10 Reasons Why Africa Will Never Forget Thomas Sankara

Late Thomas Sankara and Samora Machel

10 Reasons Why Africa Will Never Forget Thomas Sankara

  1. He sold off the government fleet of Mercedes cars and made the Renault 5 (the cheapest car sold in Burkina Faso at that time) the official service car of the ministers.
  2. He reduced the salaries of well-off public servants (including his own) and forbade the use of government chauffeurs and first class airline tickets.
  3. He redistributed land from the feudal landlords to the peasants. Wheat production increased from 1,700 kilograms per hectare (1,500 lb/acre) to 3,800 kilograms per hectare (3,400 lb/acre), making the country food self-sufficient.
  4. He opposed foreign aid, saying that “he who feeds you, controls you”.
  5. He spoke in forums like the Organization of African Unity against what he described as neo-colonialist penetration of Africa through Western trade and finance.
  6. He called for a united front of African nations to repudiate their foreign debt. He argued that the poor and exploited did not have an obligation to repay money to the rich and exploiting.
  7. In Ouagadougou, Sankara converted the army’s provisioning store into a state-owned supermarket open to everyone (the first supermarket in the country).
  8. He forced well-off civil servants to pay one month’s salary to public projects
  9. He refused to use the air conditioning in his office on the grounds that such luxury was not available to anyone but a handful of Burkinabés
  10. As President, he lowered his salary to $450 a month and limited his possessions to a car, four bikes, three guitars, a refrigerator, and a broken freezer.

The Africa we have is the Africa we need to Leave Behind! Ubuntu must be brought back!

We must Learn to Cooperate among Ourselves, and Support One Another.
We ultimately have to stop viewing our success on the scale of how better we are to the very people we call friends and family. We do not need to bring one down in order to feel being up.
We can rise again by learning from our past and the history of the world. But how?….
Before Europeans moved out of Europe to explore opportunities in other parts of the world, European nations were competing and fighting among themselves for the scarce resources found on the small continent of Europe.
I need not to remind you that ~Romans Colonized Germany and referred to the Germans as “the most precious property” because the Germans were so smart and intelligent; the same Romans colonize Britain and said the British we so dumb that they weren’t even qualify to be used as slaves.
Whiles Europe was competing, fighting, and colonising themselves in Europe, Africa were built Great Kingdoms and Empires at the back of of a concept called Ubuntu. ~I am because you are! This concept which founded the African society means nothing more than Unity, cooperation, and support for one another.
The smart European, came to Africa, saw this beautiful concept and quietly returned to his home to call all his brothers and said to them, ~why must we fight one another while we can unite, and give our disunity to the United folks and benefits from their unlimted riches? Yes, the European did what was in the interest of Europe and he did that perfect!
From the day, the European stepped foot at the coast of African, he mastered the art of uniting with his brothers for a strong and stable force to promote his interests and the interests of his generations to come.
But what did the African gain from coming in contact with the European? He saw a God in the European, he saw a salvation in him, and he saw an opportunity which he need to Cooperation with him and prevent all his brothers to come in contact with this precious salvation.

Since then, the African seeks no cooperation with his brother, instead, we compete among ourselves just to find a cooperation with the smart European. In business, in Governance, in all aspects of our society this is the reality for today. Ubuntu is gone and we have become the agents of our own destruction 😭
This is the African we need to get behind us. A new Africa must be born, an African that is ready to see it members as humans, an Africa, that gives humanity to its children like it gives to all other humans. An Africa that is full of Africa is the Africa I wish for my son and his children.
Are you ready to contribute to the building of this NEW AFRICA?

Sent in By: Kwadwo Agyei Yeboah Yeboah Ghana Africa