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One of Africa’s Best Kept Secrets – its history

Africa has a rich and complex history but there is widespread ignorance of this heritage.
“There has been a way of seeing Africa in terms of poverty and conflict which has become a kind of shorthand for the continent that still persists today.” – Zeinab Badawi

BY ZEINAB BADAWI | BBC NEWS

Africa has a rich and complex history but there is widespread ignorance of this heritage. A celebrated British historian once said there was only the history of Europeans in Africa. Zeinab Badawi has been asking what is behind this lack of knowledge and looking at the historical record for an African history series on BBC World News. Continue reading One of Africa’s Best Kept Secrets – its history