Immersed in the pan-African struggle, Amilcar Cabral led Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde toward independence from the Portuguese colonial authorities, but was assassinated before he could achieve this goal.
Immersed in the pan-African struggle, Amilcar Cabral led Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde toward independence from the Portuguese colonial authorities, but was assassinated short of achieving this goal.
His Imperial Highness Emperor Haile Selassie represented a dynastic line which stretched back centuries. He was an absolute ruler and yet a modernizer who introduced the very reforms which eventually proved his downfall.
From Ghana's pan-Africanist leader Kwame Nkrumah and Hausa legend Bayajida to Angola's Queen Njinga Mbande, DW digs into African history to shed light on influential Africans who left a legacy.
After an academic career in the US and England, Kwame Nkrumah returned home to lead Ghana into independence and become its first president. His vision of a US-style union could however not be achieved.
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