Archive for the ‘History’ Category
Tags: congo, Laurent Desire Kabila, RDC
Tags: Africa, Empire, Ethiopia
Tags: congo, Francais, Moïse Tshombe, RDC
Tags: Africa, Afrique, congo, Kabila, Politique
Tags: Africa, African Christianity, Bakwena, Botswana, Christianity, David Livingstone, English, Explorer, Faith, kgosi, Livingstone, Missionary, Sechele, Spirituality
It is 200 years since the birth of David Livingstone, perhaps the most famous of the missionaries to visit Africa in the 19th Century. But as author and Church historian Stephen Tomkins explains, the story of an African chief he converted is every bit as incredible as Livingstone’s.
According to the title of one biography, David Livingstone was “Africa’s Greatest Missionary”.
This is an interesting claim about the Lanarkshire-born man, considering that estimates of the number of people he converted in the course of his 30-year career vary between one and none. (more…)
Tags: African American, Black Cowboys, Django Unchained, National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum, Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning Western, Django Unchained, is one of relatively few Hollywood films depicting a black cowboy. In reality there were many, some of whose stories were borrowed for films starring white actors. (more…)
Tags: Africa, Ghana, Independance, Kwame Nkrumah, Neo-colonialism
Tags: Belgium, congo, English, History, Ishango Bones, Mathematics
Tags: congo, Francais, Laurant Desire Kabila, RDC, Zaire