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Category Archives: African History
By Dr Heike Schmidt Five Rings of Gold – But Where Did It Come From? When the Gold Coast gained independence from Britain in 1957 the anti-colonial nationalists proudly renamed the country Ghana. Their first head of stead, Kwame Nkrumah, … Continue reading
By Dr Heike Schmidt On Saturday 2 November the ‘Springboks’, South Africa’s national rugby team, won the world cup in the final game against England. There has been a much-reported twitter storm in response to one of the Springbok players, … Continue reading
by Beth Rebisz, Ph.D. student For the two months running up to my departure in July for Nairobi, Kenya, I did what I do best: worry. I worried (for no reason) that my visa wouldn’t be accepted. I worried that … Continue reading
As the situation continues to develop in Zimbabwa, our Dr Heike Schmidt considers Mugabe’s fall as seen in political cartoons (Part 2 of 2). Continue reading
As the situation continues to develop in Zimbabwa, our Dr Heike Schmidt considers Mugabe’s fall as seen in political cartoons (Part 1 of 2). Continue reading