African History

The history of Africa begins with the first emergence of Homo sapiens in East Africa, continuing into its modern present as a patchwork of diverse and politically developing nation states.

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    Zulu Tribe of South Africa - Africa Facts Zone

    Zulu Tribe of South Africa

    The Zulu tribe is most well-known for its basketry and beading. They have also been credited with some figural sculpture…

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    List of African Tribes - Africa Facts Zone

    List of African Tribes

    Numerous tribes in Africa are geographically and linguistically related and often share the same traditions and customs.  Since the majority of sub-Saharan African tribes originated in central and west Africa.  They migrated across the continent for a variety of causes, and their shared main origin is seen in their shared root languages. The Saharan and northern tribes were influenced by Arabic in terms of language, culture, and traditions.  Numerous tribal tribes felt pressure to relocate further south on the African continent as a result of the growth of Islam, the Arab slave trade, and conflict. The Khoi and San indigenous peoples of southern Africa were forced into more remote locations as a result of the spread of the central African tribes.  In contrast to the majority of African tribes, the Khoi san (Bushmen) are part of a far earlier prehistoric grouping than the San.  It’s noteworthy to note that the first black African tribes did not arrive in what is now known as the Transkei region of South Africa until the 16th or 17th century in the extreme southeast of southern Africa. Also Read: History of the yoruba tribe of Nigeria History…

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    The Africa they Never Tell You About' Amazing Facts about Africa

    The Africa they Never Tell You About’ Amazing Facts about Africa

    There are many facts about Africa, the continent is blessed with 54 separate nations and a diverse mix of indigenous…

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    The Zulu Shield's History

    The Zulu Shield’s History

    Since King Shaka Zulu employed them in combat hundreds of years ago, traditional Zulu shields have been utilized by Zulu…

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    African Masks: Intermediaries between the Living and supernatural worlds

    African Masks: Intermediaries between the Living and Supernatural Worlds

    African masks are viewed as intermediaries between the physical world and the supernatural realm of the dead, ancestors, and other…

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    The Map of Africa – Africa Facts Zone

    Africa’ The Birthplace of Mankind Since for Africa, experts had earlier determined that it is the origin of mankind, as enormous quantities of human-like fossils (discovered no where else) were uncovered on the continent, some going back 3.5 million years. About 1.75 million years ago, early man expanded over areas of Africa.  They were ferocious hunters, lived in caves and needed fire and their skills to produce stone tools merely to survive. Around 200,000 years ago, the Neanderthals emerged and spread throughout southern Europe and portions of northern Africa.  There is also convincing evidence that they possessed control of fire, lived in caves, as well as open-air constructions of stone and plants. The invention of stone tools was one of prehistoric man’s most significant innovations.  By 5000 BC, farming had become relatively widespread in northern Africa, where humans were raising crops and managing cattle.  During that time the Sahara Desert was a productive place. History: Ancient Africa In 3200 BC the Egyptian civilization evolved on the lower banks of the Nile River; it was among the oldest civilizations and its tools and weapons were fashioned of bronze.  They also pioneered the building of enormous pyramids and temples.…

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    7 Incredible African Tribal Custom

    7 Incredible African Tribal Custom

    Africa is the origin of countless tribes, with an estimated 3,000, ranging from the San people of South Africa to…

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    What was the Purpose of the Berlin Conference

    What was the Purpose of the Berlin Conference

    What was the Purpose of the Berlin Conference? Otto von Bismark, the German chancellor, gathered the main western countries in…

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    Sub-Sahara Africa: History, Geography, Politics and Racist Connotation

    Sub-Saharan Africa: History, Geography, Politics and Racist Undertone

    What is Sub-Saharan Africa The region of the African continent south of the Sahara Desert is referred to as sub-Saharan…

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    Ancient Egytian Gods and Goddess - Africa Facts Zone

    Ancient Egytian Gods and Goddess

    Egypt attained immortality in this way: “If History Were Taught in the Form of Stories, It Would Never Be Forgotten.”…

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