Meet the toughest soldier the British ever hired to fight their colonization wars in Uganda

Semei Kakungulu is said to have led many lives in Uganda. He was a guerilla leader, a chief, an elephant hunter, a border warlord and a British ally in military campaigns. He is always mentioned in any discussion surrounding the history of colonialism in the east and north-eastern parts of Uganda (what was known as Bukedi). Many agree that he was the mercenary the British used in their imposition of colonialism in that area. More about this Though some accounts say he was a great philanthropist who introduced religion and…

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While Sankara and Lumumba were killed before their 38th birthdays, here’s why dictators Idi Amin, Mobutu and Bokassa died old men

Have you wondered why those who sought Africa’s well-being and refused to take different kinds of inducements for their countries to be raped died early? Now flip the coin. Ironically, the African leaders doing the bidding of their pay masters and undermine the interest of the masses live relatively long? Take Burkina Faso’s patriotic leader, Thomas Sankara for instance, he was dead by 37 years, assassinated by former colleagues led by Blaise Compaoré who is a known African agent of France or rather bluntly a puppet of the French. Compaoré…

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When lady luck refuses to smile, these NBA stars failed to win a championship during their career

In the annals of the male professional basketball league in North America branded the National Basketball Association (NBA), certain players failed to win the NBA Finals – the annual championship. Not on the back of being poor players, but rather due to lady luck failing to smile at them. Indeed, nearly all these players who have had the misfortune to have concluded their careers without a ring averaged over 18 points per game, made it to the NBA All-Star team. Some were the NBA’s greatest scorers, others its greatest defenders…

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Inspired by Fela Kuti, a look at the forces pulling Nigeria’s Burna Boy on the path of the afrobeats pioneer

The thread linking Afrobeats pioneer, Fela Kuti, and current music notable Burna Boy, his mother, grandfather as well as his father is an interesting one. Success appears to feel at home with Burna Boy known in private life as Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu. The Nigerian national emerged winner of the Best Africa Act award at the 2019 MTV EMAs held in Seville, Spain on November 3, 2019. Burna shrugged off keen challenge from compatriot Teni the Entertainer, South Africa’s Prince Kaybee and Nasty C as well as Harmonize from Tanzania and…

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Ruling from age nine and dying from a hippopotamus bite; here are 6 curiosities of Tutankhamun’s rule

Ancient Egyptians viewed their gods and goddesses as close friends who lived with them in the temple-homes built for them, lakes and beyond the Nile River Valley. With over thousand gods and goddesses, there was room for one to worship one or multiple deities. The gods ranged from goddess Neith, one of the oldest of all Egyptian deities claimed to have birthed Atum (Ra), the sun god and all the other gods. There is also Heka who pre-dates Neith. As was the Abydos Triad of Osiris, Isis, and Horus later…

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From inventing toothpaste to being a lover of beer, here are 10 facts about ancient Egypt you didn’t know

Historians of ancient Egypt say that at least thirty-two pharaonic dynasties existed which saw some of the finest periods in Africa’s civilization. Dynastic Egypt’s chronology is used to classify the 2,700-year-long list of royal pharaohs based on various sources, including documents translated into Greek and Latin, as well as, archaeological studies using radiocarbon and other techniques. The primary source for thirty established dynasties, sequences of rulers united by kinship or their principal royal residence, is the 3rd century B.C.E. Egyptian priest Manetho. His entire work included a king-list and narratives…

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Ancient Egypt mummified animals including crocodiles to perfect the craft of embalming their pharaohs

The ancient Egyptians who were Black Africans by the way and called their land Kmt (land of Blacks) are famed for their science of mummification. Archeologists, historians and technologists have often wondered the pristine state of many of the pharaohs, their wives and high ranking officials in their tombs or funerary chamber centuries after death if not tampered with by grave robbers. And now a study is revealing just how the ancient Egyptians perfected the sacred act of mummification – that is embalming a dead body such that it does…

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“What did I do to you?” – Last words of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi to rebels just before he was killed

Fallen Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, entered the world in 1942, near Sirte. A son of an itinerant Bedouin farmer, Gaddafi was brilliant in School and soon graduated from the University of Libya in 1963. He graduated from the Libyan military academy in 1965 steadily rising through the ranks. Unimpressed with King Idrīs’ rule and the dominance of foreign nationals like Italians and Jews in the country, Gaddafi with other officers planned the overthrow of the monarch. More about this On September 1, 1969, Gaddafi and his men took over the…

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