First Liberian Civil War (1989–1996)

Charles Taylor and His Followers, August 1990 "Image Ownership: Public Domain" The First Liberian Civil War was one of Africa’s bloodiest civil conflicts in the post-independence era. The war claimed more than two hundred thousand Liberian lives in a nation of 2.1 million people and … Read MoreFirst Liberian Civil War (1989–1996)

Ethiopian-Somali War Over the Ogaden Region (1977–1978)

Somali Tanks Entering Ethiopia at the Start of the Ethiopian-Somali War, 1977-1978 "Image Ownership: Public Domain" In 1977 Ethiopia and Somalia engaged in a brief territory conflict over the Ogaden region situated between and claimed by both nations. This conflict however held significance greater than … Read MoreEthiopian-Somali War Over the Ogaden Region (1977–1978)

The Second Italo-Abyssinian War (1935–1936)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” The Second Italo-Abyssinian War was Italy’s conquest of Ethiopia, a process it began after the 1885 Partition of Africa. Italy was defeated in its first attempt at conquest at the battle of Adwa in 1896, allowing Ethiopia to become the only … Read MoreThe Second Italo-Abyssinian War (1935–1936)

The Italo-Abyssinian War (1889–1896)

Ethiopian Soldiers in the Italian-Ethiopian War, 1889-1896 Image Ownership: Public Domain” Following the Partition of Africa during the Berlin Conference of 1885, Prime Minister Francesco Crispi of Italy began his nation’s colonization in Africa. Italy focused on the Red Sea because of its trade routes … Read MoreThe Italo-Abyssinian War (1889–1896)

Battle of Waterberg (1904)

Herero Attack at Okahandja, German South-West Africa, 1903 "Image Ownership: Public Domain" The Battle of Waterberg on August 11, 1904 in German South-West Africa (Namibia), triggered the annihilation decree by German military of the Herero people, the indigenous nomadic inhabitants of the area.  An estimated … Read MoreBattle of Waterberg (1904)

The Brazzaville Conference, 1944

Félix Éboué and Charles DeGaulle at Brazzaville, 1944 Image Ownership: Public Domain The Brazzaville Conference was organized during the Second World War and took place in Brazzaville, the capital city of the colony of French Equatorial Africa from January 30 to February 8, 1944.  The … Read MoreThe Brazzaville Conference, 1944