By some accounts, the number of native languages on the continent of Africa number anywhere from between 1500 and 2000. It is home to the highest linguistic diversity on the planet.
Western mainstream information, however, still is Eurocentric and negative. One must know how to search and spend time in just finding an accurate, well-rounded, basic analysis of African countries.
Fifty-four sovereign and fully recognized countries make up the African continent - 6 of which are island nations.
Pan-Africanism is a world-wide intellectual movement that aims to encourage and strengthen bonds of solidarity between all people of African descent. It encompasses several aspects: (1) Pan-Africanism is a thought process based on the belief that all African peoples and countries are intertwined; (2) Pan-Africanism believes unity is vital to economic, … Continue reading What is Pan-Africanism?
The Ethiopian Highlands comprise nearly 45% of the total land area and supports over 85% of the country's 64 million people. It is Africa's largest continuous plateau.
Mary Hamilton was a civil rights activist who stood her ground on equal rights and was rewarded by the 'Highest Law of the Land".
In my continued research of the African continent I came across the Bubi people, native to Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. This particular group drew my eye because, despite inhabiting a tiny island off the western coast of the continent and in spite of numbering only 100,000 people (64,000 on Bioko Island), a shockingly large number of African Americans have, at least partially, traced their ancestry to the Bubi.
Zimbabwe was home to indigenous Black people beginning with Stone Age hunter-gatherers known as the San, from as back as 200BC. The San were later displaced by Bantu-speaking peoples, the ancestors of present day Shona speaking inhabitants.
At its historical height, the Mali Empire had everything - wealth, power, and a high accumulation of educational resources.
For decades, Black scholars have researched and argued the legitimacy of Afrocentrism and how important it is to Black culture and to the entire world. I believe we should argue Afrocentrism on the individual level and the scholarly, so we may meet somewhere in the middle.