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Bound Bodies Of Enslaved Africans Discovered In Portuguese Dump – Archaelogists

AFRICANGLOBE - In the early 15th century, Portuguese pirates like Henry the Navigator began sailing to Africa, bringing back both goods and enslaved people. A new archaeological study of more than 150 skeletons dumped in Lagos, Portugal, reveals that many of the enslaved Africans were not given proper burials and that several of them may even have been tied up at death.

Third Portuguese Killed In Angolan Capital In 2 Weeks

AFRICANGLOBE - 41 years old, married with three children. Pedro Gonçalves, a Portuguese citizen living in Angola for a decade was the third Portuguese to be murdered in Luanda in the space of two weeks, the fourth since February.

Robert Mugabe and the Liberation of Southern Africa

During the 1950s and 1960s while most of the European colonies in Africa were gaining their independence, the southern tier of the continent remained...

Heavy Weapons Fire Heard in Guinea-Bissau Capital

Heavy weapons fire echoed through the capital of Guinea-Bissau on Thursday, witnesses said, and soldiers surrounded the residence of former Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior,...

Amílcar Lopes da Costa Cabral

AFRICANGLOBE - Amílcar Lopes da Costa Cabral was a Guinea-Bissauan and Cape Verdean agricultural engineer, writer, and a nationalist thinker and politician. Also known by his nom de guerre Abel Djassi, Cabral led the nationalist movement of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde Islands and the ensuing war of independence in Guinea-Bissau. He was assassinated on 20 January 1973, about 8 months before Guinea-Bissau's unilateral declaration of independence.

Kenya Plans First Underwater Museum

Just before the Portuguese surrendered to the Arabs in 1697, there was an intense battle for control of Fort Jesus on the Kenyan coast. In the process, a Portuguese warship that had been deployed near the fort was sunk. Christened Santo Antonio, the ship still lies on the sea bed near the fort, piling on rust by the kilo.