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KOFI ANNAN; The First Black Secretary of the United Nations

Kofi Annan joined the United Nations in 1962 when he went to work for the World Health Organization (WHO) as a budget officer. After a while he was involved...

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AFRICA AND CHOCOLATE

Cocoa, a native to the Americas, was a valuable crop in the earliest South American cultures. The term cocoa originated from the Nahuatl word “cacahuatl”. Many believe that the...

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THE GOLDEN STOOL of the Ashanti nation

The Golden Stool (full title, Sika Dwa Kofi) has been the symbol of power in the Ashanti Kingdom since the 17th century. According to oral tradition, Okomfo Anokye, a...

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SHAKA ZULU; founder of Southern Africa’s Zulu Empire

Shaka Zulu established the Zulu Empire and revolutionized warfare in Southern Africa in the early 19th Century. Shaka was born in 1787. His father, Senzangakhona, was a minor chief...

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YITYISH “TITI” AYNAW; the first Ethiopian Jew and black Israeli to win Miss Israel Contest

Yityish “Titi” Aynaw was crowned Miss Israel on February 27, 2013. She made history when she became the first Miss Israel of African ancestry. Born in Gondar Province, Ethiopia,...

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YAA ASANTEWAA; a politician, human right activist, queen and a leader

Yaa Asantewaa was an influential Ashanti queen at the beginning of the twentieth century who remains a powerful symbol today. Her birthdate is contested; she is generally believed to...

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