A Journey to the Land of Punt

A Journey to the Land of Punt

The pharaohs of ancient Egypt were fascinated by a distant place known as the Land of Punt, or simply Punt. It was regarded as a…

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The Mutapa Empire

The Mutapa Empire

ADF STAFF The kingdom of Zimbabwe fell into decline in the early 15th century. Some historians say the region was starving. Others say that the…

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‘Respect Your Word of Honor’

‘Respect Your Word of Honor’

The Rules of the Manden Charter Echo Today ADF STAFF Photo by REUTERS When the warrior Keita Sundiata learned that his home tribe had been conquered…

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Sundiata Keita, the Lion King of Mali

Sundiata Keita, the Lion King of Mali

ADF STAFF I teach kings the history of their ancestors, so that the lives of the ancients might serve them as an example, for the…

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Bai Bureh, the Warrior of Sierra Leone

Bai Bureh, the Warrior of Sierra Leone

ADF STAFF Bai Bureh once earned the nickname Kebalai, which means “one who never tires of war.” In 1898, he took on one of the…

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Oliver Tambo: From Exile to Exalted

Oliver Tambo: From Exile to Exalted

ADF STAFF The world recognizes Nelson Mandela as the father of post-apartheid South Africa, but he always acknowledged he had help. One of his key…

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The Dark Star of the Enlightenment

The Dark Star of the Enlightenment

ADF STAFF In 1827, Russia’s greatest poet, Alexander Pushkin, began his first work of prose, a historical novel titled The Moor of Peter the Great….

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Thutmose III the Warrior Pharaoh

Thutmose III the Warrior Pharaoh

ADF STAFF In the course of more than 3,000 years, 170 pharaohs ruled Egypt. Of those, the greatest military leader was Thutmose III, the sixth…

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Archbishop Janani Luwum Martyr of Uganda

Archbishop Janani Luwum Martyr of Uganda

When Janani Luwum, Anglican archbishop of Uganda, stood up to President Idi Amin and his atrocities in 1977, he knew Amin would not tolerate it….

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Habib Bourguiba Tunisia’s ‘Supreme Fighter’

Habib Bourguiba Tunisia’s ‘Supreme Fighter’

ADF STAFF Habib Bourguiba was Tunisia’s first president and remains a towering figure in the country’s history. But like so many great leaders throughout world…

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