Stories about iconic characters and events that has shaped the modern Africa and how we project ourselves to the world.

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Jul 9, 2020

Mekatilili Wa Menza: The Dancing Warrior

If you read stories about Africa, the continent is portrayed as a place that had no history, no culture, and no civilisation until the era of the Tra…

Jul 2, 2020

Shaka Zulu - The Bittersweet King

Africa has many heroes, both past and present. Many of those heroes have gone through a lot to be regarded as such. However, when someone tells their…

Jun 25, 2020

Fatima al-Fihri: Built The World's First University

If you search around the world today, you'd find that knowledge is everywhere. There are new things to discover every day. It all just seems like the…

Jun 18, 2020

Queen Amina: The Warrior Queen

In modern African society, women are seen as lesser individuals who have little or nothing to contribute to the development of the community and socie…

Jun 11, 2020

Africa's First Climate Change Activist

Africa's First Climate Change Activist…

Jun 4, 2020

Hannibal: The Greatest War General

Leading a group of people for a cause is one thing, getting them to lay their life for that cause is another. In all the wars that have been fought in…

May 28, 2020

The Slave That Saved America

Humans have faced different types of wars in the past 6,000 years. These wars have either changed how people lived or wiped out entire populations. Di…

May 21, 2020

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Africa's Iron Lady

In ancient Africa, women have played important roles in the shaping on our dear continent. You can name Cleopatra, Queen Amina, and Queen Makeda of Et…

May 14, 2020

Brenda Fassie: The Madonna Of Africa

Almost everyone agrees that music is a universal language because it is said to speak to the soul of listeners. Therefore, we can say musicians speak…

May 7, 2020

Biafra, The Forgotten Republic

Biafra, The Forgotten Republic. Welcome to another episode of Long Story Short, today we tell the story of Biafra; what led to its formation, the Nige…

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