Pre-colonial Sub-Saharan Trade

Anti-slavery in Precolonial Africa

Also, it is important to clarify that in many African societies jails in the modern arrangement did not exist, so what today we call prisoners, some academics have lazily called slaves. In the absence of standalone jails, imprisonment as slaves was used to punish treason, murder, grievous bodily harm, rape or kidnapping.

Slave Trade Hypocrisy

The Slave Trade in Black Africans

There are a lot of misconceptions about what happened during the Trans-Sahara slave trade and the Atlantic slave trade in black Africans, including how it began. Many people believe the slave trade in Africans began in 1619. In truth, we know that slavery itself began much earlier. Refer to the laws of Hammurabi as one …

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How human trafficking affects Africa today

If you think that slavery has been eradicated, think again. Modern-day slavery takes place in the form of human trafficking which involves forcing, pressuring or defrauding victims into labor or sexual exploitation.

Kingdom of Oyo

The kingdom of Oyo, also known as the Oyo Empire, is a West African monarchy, that at its peak, covered 270,000 square kilometres (1). It stretched from parts of the Republic of Benin in the west to the southwest of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the east. To the north, it bordered the Nupe …

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Phillis Wheatley: at 20 years old, became the first African American published author in 1773 AD

  Phillis Wheatley[1] is one of the most iconic examples of growth over achievement and empowerment. Despite going through devastating situations and falling prey to the cruelties of her historical era, she had the opportunity to get an informal education, and go down as one of the West’s earliest female writers. To gain a sense …

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Modern management practices developed before the US civil war

In Angry Birds, you can use in-app purchases to improve your experience. A “King Sling” upgrades your slingshot for “maximum power and velocity”. A “Birdquake” will bring the pigs’ defenses “crashing to the ground” When a gamer buys power ups, how does Rovio Entertainment (the publisher of Angry Birds) account for items purchased not yet used? The intensification of slavery in North America posed similar questions to financial managers.