Check Out This Twitter Handle That Is Teaching Us About African History

January 20, 2016
Africa in all her glory has witnessed the good, the sad and the really ugly. This Twitter page @Africanarchives is dedicated to portraying history of  African people. These tweets show what Africa looked like and the things Africans experienced in the hands of the colonial masters.

1. The last Queen of Rwanda.

Her murder triggered the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

2. King Leopold III of Belgium.

King Leopold II of Belgium was said to be at the fore front of the genocide and rape of 10 million Congolese people during his colonial rule of the country.

3. The brutality they faced under his reign.

4. These little African children on a slave ship.

5. The Namibian genocide of 1904.

The Namaqua and Herero people of Namibia were brutally killed in droves when they tried to resist German colonial forces.

6. Their decapitated heads were even used as subjects of experiments.

Ota Benga was a Congolese pygmy kidnapped from Congo and exhibited in the primate house of the Bronx Zoo because he was thought to be one of the  degenerate descendants of ordinary negroes.

8. This postcard from Namibia.

9. This extinct animal species.

10. The first female Somali military pilot.

11. Ethiopian Emperor, Haile Selassie.

12. This cute picture of South African comedian, Trevor Noah.

13. This live stage performance of Wole Soyinka’s play.

14. This hilarious throwback of KCee

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