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Online Encyclopedia of Significant People and Places in Global African History

The following are short descriptions of individuals, places and events which have contributed to the shaping of global African history. These encyclopedia entries serve as a starting point for much more inclusive descriptions and discussions that appear in other sources. For additional information please consult the print or website sources cited in the entry.



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Entry Titlesort iconEntry Type
24th Infantry Regiment in Korea (1950-1951)Organizations
25th Dynasty, Ancient Egypt (ca. 746 BC to 653 BC) People
Aba Women's Riots (November-December 1929)Events
Abbott, Anderson Ruffin (1837-1913)People
Abbott, Diane (1953- )People
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (1903- )Places
Abrahams, Peter (1919-- )People
Abuja, Nigeria (1991- )Places
Accra, Ghana (ca. 1500- )Places
Achebe, Chinua (1930-2013)People
Achimota College\Achimota School (1924-- )Institutions
Addis Ababa (1886- )Places
African Civilization Society, The (1858-1869) Organizations
African Democratic Rally (1946- )Organizations
African National Congress (ANC)Organizations
African Union (2002- )Organizations
Africans at Hadrian's WallPlaces
Ahmadu Bello University (founded 1962)Institutions
Ajala, Godwin O. (1968–2001)People
al-Sadat, Muhammad Anwar (1918-1981)People
Aleijadinho (Antonio Francisco Lisboa, 1738-1814) People
Alexander, Lincoln MacCauley (1922-2012)People
Algiers, Algeria (circa 9th century AD--)Places
Ali, Ayaan Hirsi (1969- )People
Ali, Duse Mohamad (1866-1945) People
Allen, Damon (1963- )People
Amatore, Michele (1826?-1883)People
Amazons (Ahosi) of DahomeyPeople
Ambar, Malik (1548--1626)People
Americo-LiberiansPeople
Amin (Dada), Idi (1925-2003)People
Amo, Anton Wilhelm (1703? -1753)People
Ancient Kush (2nd millennium B.C. – 4th century A.D.)Places
Ancient Nubia (ca. 5000 BC – 500 AD)Places
Angolan Civil War (1975-2002)Events
Annan, Kofi A. (1938-- )People
Apartheid (1948-1994)Misc
Armatrading, Joan (1950-- )People
Arusha Declaration, The (1967)Misc
Ashanti Empire/ Asante Kingdom (18th to late 19th century)Places
Asmara, Eritrea (ca. A.D. 1000-- )Places
Awolowo, Obafemi (1909-1985)People
Axum (ca. 100 B.C.E.-ca. 650 A.D.)Places
Aynaw, Yityish “Titi” (1992- )People
Azikiwe, Benjamin Nnamdi "Zik" (1904-1996)People
Ba, Mariama (1929-1981)People
Baca, Susana (1944- )People
Badin, Adolf (1747-1822)People
Bahutu Manifesto (1957)Events
Baker, Josephine (1906-1975)People
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