Category Archives: Africa

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Africa Prehistory

In Africa there are the oldest traces of human activity. The continent has housed many peoples who over time have merged and split up, expanded and wiped out, and some ethnic groups are during the 1900’s. arising from the administrative measures of the European colonial powers. Our knowledge of the history of Africa is based… Read More »

Asia Prehistory

While in Africa one can follow the very first traces of man, it is in Asia that one finds the earliest highly developed societies. From here are known the first testimonies of agriculture and cattle breeding in the world, the first use of metal and the oldest writing. The development of culture went different ways… Read More »

Zambia Old History

Zambia is an independent nation in Eastern Africa. With the capital city of Lusaka, Zambia 2020 population is estimated at 18,383,966 according to countryaah. Initially, the steppes and savannas in southern Africa were populated by hunter-gatherers, who, around the time of Christ’s birth, were suppressed by farming peoples. Some of these created independent kingdoms that… Read More »

Zimbabwe Old History

Zimbabwe is an independent nation in Eastern Africa. With the capital city of Harare, Zimbabwe 2020 population is estimated at 14,862,935 according to countryaah. Zimbabwe has been populated by the bantu people Shona and Ndebele for almost 2,000 years. Shona built the stone city of Greater Zimbabwe, which conducted extensive trade. During the 19th century,… Read More »

Swaziland Old History

Swaziland is an independent nation in Southern Africa. With the capital city of Mbabane, Swaziland 2020 population is estimated at 1,163,491 according to countryaah. The area where Swaziland is today has probably been inhabited for almost a hundred thousand years. The first place was probably the people san and khoikhoi. In the 15th century, the… Read More »

Tanzania Old History

Tanzania is an independent nation in Eastern Africa. With the capital city of DDodoma, Tanzania 2020 population is estimated at 59,734,229 according to countryaah. Tanzania’s rich mix of different peoples originated very early in history, but the common Swahili language is the result of recent cultural meetings. Arabs, Portuguese and Germans belong to the groups… Read More »

Togo Old History

Togo is an independent nation in Western Africa. With the capital city of Lome, Togo 2020 population is estimated at 8,278,735 according to countryaah. The area where Togo is located has, throughout history, been of interest to both local kings and European colonial powers. A number of different people immigrated here and from here slaves… Read More »

Tunisia Old History

Tunisia is an independent nation in Northern Africa. With the capital city of Tunis, Tunisia 2020 population is estimated at 11,818,630 according to countryaah. Several great powers have ruled in the area that is today Tunisia. After the fall of the city of Carthage in the 100s before the Christian era, the area was incorporated… Read More »

Uganda Old History

Uganda is an independent nation in Eastern Africa. With the capital city of Kampala, Uganda 2020 population is estimated at 45,741,018 according to countryaah. Throughout prehistory, the people of northern and southern Uganda created different types of communities. In the south, Bantu people built up the kingdom, while the people of the north lived in… Read More »

Lesotho Old History

Lesotho is an independent nation in Southern Africa. With the capital city of Maseru, Lesotho 2020 population is estimated at 2,142,260 according to countryaah. In ancient times, hunter and gatherer people lived (formerly called bushmen) in the area that is now Lesotho. In the early 19th century, Bantu people migrated from the north, including Sotho,… Read More »

Liberia Old History

Liberia is an independent nation in Western Africa. With the capital city of Monrovia, Liberia 2020 population is estimated at 5,057,692 according to countryaah. Liberia is Africa’s oldest independent republic, proclaimed in 1847 by freed African slaves from the United States. The descendants of these American liberians formed an upper class that had a monopoly… Read More »

Libya Old History

Libya is an independent nation in Northern Africa. With the capital city of Tripoli, Libya 2020 population is estimated at 6,871,303 according to countryaah. The area that today constitutes the state of Libya has previously been controlled by, among others, Romans, Arabs and Turks, but historically has never been a united territory. Modern Libya was… Read More »

Madagascar Old History

Madagascar is an independent nation in Eastern Africa. With the capital city of Antananarivo, Madagascar 2020 population is estimated at 27,691,029 according to countryaah. Madagascar’s population are descendants of immigrants from both the African continent and the present-day Indonesia and the Arab countries. Both British and French tried to colonize the island in the 19th… Read More »

Malawi Old History

Malawi is an independent nation in Eastern Africa. With the capital city of Lilongwe, Malawi 2020 population is estimated at 19,129,963 according to countryaah. Human early relatives are believed to have lived where Malawi is today, two million years ago. Archaeologists have found traces of approximately 100,000-year-old settlements on the shores of Lake Malawi. In… Read More »

Mali Old History

Mali is an independent nation in Western Africa. With the capital city of Bamako, Mali 2020 population is estimated at 20,250,844 according to countryaah. 2,000 years ago, several state formations began to take shape around the Niger River. The northwestern part of today’s Mali was from the 6th century in Ghana. During the 13th century,… Read More »

Mauritania Old History

Mauritania is an independent nation in Western Africa. With the capital city of Nouakchott, Mauritania 2020 population is estimated at 4,649,669 according to countryaah. The older history of Mauritania is characterized by meetings between Barbican nomads, resident black population and Arab and French colonizers. The nomadic population has gradually been pushed away in favor of… Read More »

Mauritius Old History

Mauritius is an independent nation in Eastern Africa. With the capital city of Port Louis, Mauritius 2020 population is estimated at 1,271,779 according to countryaah. Mauritius’ early history is colored by the interests of the European colonial powers in the Indian Ocean. French and British colonizers built sugar plantations and brought with them African slaves… Read More »

Morocco Old History

Morocco is an independent nation in Northern Africa. With the capital city of Rabat, Morocco 2020 population is estimated at 36,910,571 according to countryaah. Today’s Moroccan kingship has roots in the 700s, but the empire’s size and influence has changed significantly during the different dynasties. The current lineage, the Alaouites, took power in the mid-17th… Read More »

Mozambique Old History

Mozambique is an independent nation in Eastern Africa. With the capital city of Maputo, Mozambique 2020 population is estimated at 31,255,446 according to countryaah. In the meeting between Bantu people and Arab merchants on the coast of southeastern Africa, the Swahili culture emerged. In the 16th century, Portuguese took control of trade in the region,… Read More »

Namibia Old History

Namibia is an independent nation in Southern Africa. With the capital city of Windhoek, Namibia 2020 population is estimated at 2,540,916 according to countryaah. Nomadic people who have lived in the area that is Namibia for thousands of years have been joined by immigrant Bantu people from the 1300s. Europeans came in the 19th century.… Read More »

Niger Old History

Niger is an independent nation in Western Africa. With the capital city of Niamey, Niger 2020 population is estimated at 24,206,655 according to countryaah. Cave paintings and archaeological finds testify that people have lived in the Sahara in northern Niger for over 40,000 years. As the desert has spread, the residents have moved south. A… Read More »

Nigeria Old History

Nigeria is an independent nation in Western Africa. With the capital city of Abuja, Nigeria 2020 population is estimated at 206,139,600 according to countryaah. In northern Nigeria, in the 11th century, there were medieval states that adopted Islam. The Yoruba people in the southwest had the kingdom which was also early city states. Beginning in… Read More »

Republic of the Congo Old History

Republic of the Congo is an independent nation in Central Africa. With the capital city of Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 2020 population is estimated at 5,240,011 according to countryaah. During the 13th and 13th centuries, the bantu people migrated to Congo, Teke and Vili into what is today Congo-Brazzaville. Back then, pygmies lived in… Read More »

Rwanda Old History

Rwanda is an independent nation in Eastern Africa. With the capital city of Kigali, Rwanda 2020 population is estimated at 12,952,229 according to countryaah. Rwanda grew as a nation for hundreds of years through migrations across the African continent. In the light of the 1994 genocide, old historical writing has been called into question and… Read More »

Sao Tome and Principe Old History

Sao Tome and Principe is an independent nation in Central Africa. With the capital city of Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe 2020 population is estimated at 219,170 according to countryaah. São Tomé and Príncipe were uninhabited when Portuguese sailors discovered them in the late 1400s. The islands became an official Portuguese colony in 1522.… Read More »

Senegal Old History

Senegal is an independent nation in Western Africa. With the capital city of Dakar, Senegal 2020 population is estimated at 16,743,938 according to countryaah. Today’s Senegal has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In historical times several Wolofriks were formed north of the Gambia River. Europeans came to the area from the mid-1400s and began trading… Read More »

Seychelles Old History

Seychelles is an independent nation in Eastern Africa. With the capital city of Victoria, Seychelles 2020 population is estimated at 98,358 according to countryaah. The Seychelles were for a long time a collection of uninhabited islands far out in the Indian Ocean. Around 1770 the first French settlers arrived with slaves from Africa. From 1814… Read More »

Sierra Leone Old History

Sierra Leone is an independent nation in Western Africa. With the capital city of Freetown, Sierra Leone 2020 population is estimated at 7,976,994 according to countryaah. Like neighboring Liberia, Sierra Leone was founded in the late 18th century by freed slaves. By then, African people had already migrated to the area for hundreds of years.… Read More »

Somalia Old History

Somalia is an independent nation in Eastern Africa. With the capital city of Mogadishu, Somalia 2020 population is estimated at 15,893,233 according to countryaah. Little is known about Somalia’s early history, but from the 6th century Persians and Arabs began to build trading stations along the coast. Islam came to the area early. Various local… Read More »

South Africa Old History

South Africa is an independent nation in Southern Africa. With the capital city of Bloemfontein; Pretoria; Cape Town, South Africa 2020 population is estimated at 59,308,701 according to countryaah. The indigenous peoples khoikhoi and san have lived in South Africa for thousands of years, but today they constitute only a pillar of the Kalahari desert.… Read More »