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Online Encyclopedia: Global African History, Places

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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Yaoundé, Cameroon (1888- )Places
Windhoek, Namibia (1840- )Places
University of Lagos (1962-- )Places
Tukulor Empire (1852-1864)Places
Tripoli, Libya (7th Century BCE- )Places
Timbuktu (ca. 1100 –)Places
The History of BelizePlaces
The Chota Valley, Ecuador (1533-- )Places
Sultanate of Sokoto (Sokoto Caliphate) Places
Soweto, South Africa (1904- )Places
Songhai Empire (ca. 1375-1591)Places
São Tomé IslandPlaces
Rift Valley in East Africa\Great Rift ValleyPlaces
Republic of Biafra (1967-1970)Places
Quibdo, Colombia (1648- )Places
Porto-Novo, Benin (16th Century- )Places
Oyo, Kingdom ofPlaces
Nouakchott, Mauritania (1960- )Places
Niamey, Niger (1902- )Places
Nassau, Commonwealth of the Bahamas (1492--)Places
Nairobi, Kenya (1899- )Places
Mururata, Bolivia (ca. 1851- )Places
Monrovia, Liberia (1821- )Places
Mombasa, Kenya (ca. 900 A.D.-- )Places
Mogadishu, Somalia (ca. 950 - )Places
Maseru, Lesotho (1869- )Places
Mali Empire (ca. 1200- ) Places
Luanda, Angola (1576- )Places
Lomé, Togo (1880 -)Places
Lilongwe, Malawi (1975- )Places
Libreville, Gabon (1848-- )Places
Lalibela, EthiopiaPlaces
Lagos, Nigeria (c. 1350-- )Places
Kinshasa, Congo (1881-- )Places
Kingston, Jamaica (1692-- )Places
Kigali City, Rwanda (1907-- )Places
Khartoum, Sudan (1821-- )Places
Kampala, Uganda (1890- )Places
Juba, South Sudan (2011- )Places
Johannesburg, South Africa (1886-- )Places
Ile Ife (ca. 500 B.C.E.- )Places
Ibadan, Nigeria (1829- )Places
Hausa City States Places
Harare, Zimbabwe (1890- )Places
Great Zimbabwe (ca. 1000-1550 AD)Places
Gondar, EthopiaPlaces
Ghana (ca. 750-1076)Places
Gao, West AfricaPlaces
Gaborone, Botswana (1880- )Places
Freetown, Sierra Leone (1792- -)Places
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