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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
Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire (1909- )Places
Windhoek, Namibia (1840- )Places
Victoria, Seychelles (1772- )Places
University of Lagos (1962-- )Places
Tunis, Tunisia (9th century BCE- )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
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda (1632- )Places
St. George’s, Grenada (1649- )Places
Soweto, South Africa (1904- )Places
Songhai Empire (ca. 1375-1591)Places
São Tomé IslandPlaces
Roseau, Dominica (1650- )Places
Rift Valley in East Africa\Great Rift ValleyPlaces
Republic of Biafra (1967-1970)Places
Rabat, Morocco (10th century- )Places
Quibdo, Colombia (1648- )Places
Pretoria, South Africa (1855- )Places
Praia, Cape Verde (1615- )Places
Porto-Novo, Benin (16th Century- )Places
Port-au-Spain, Trinidad (1650- ) Places
Port-au-Prince, Republic of Haiti (1749 - )Places
Port Louis, Mauritius (ca. 1650- )Places
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (15th century- )Places
N’Djamena, Chad (1900- )Places
Nouakchott, Mauritania (1659- )Places
Niamey, Niger (1902- )Places
Nassau, Commonwealth of the Bahamas (1492--)Places
Nairobi, Kenya (1899- )Places
Mururata, Bolivia (ca. 1851- )Places
Moroni, Comoros (10th Century- )Places
Monrovia, Liberia (1821- )Places
Mombasa, Kenya (ca. 900 A.D.-- )Places
Mogadishu, Somalia (ca. 950 - )Places
Mbabane, Swaziland (1887- )Places
Maseru, Lesotho (1869- )Places
Maputo, Mozambique (1721- )Places
Mali Empire (ca. 1200- ) Places
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (1827- )Places
Lusaka, Zambia (1913- )Places
Luanda, Angola (1576- )Places
Lomé, Togo (1880 -)Places
Lilongwe, Malawi (15th Century?- )Places
Libreville, Gabon (1848-- )Places
Lalibela, EthiopiaPlaces
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