Did you know that the word Ghana means "Warrior King" and is derived from the ancient Ghana Empire? Ghana was inhabited in pre-colonial times by a number of ancient kindoms. However the predominant one is Akan kingdom which still has a great influence on the country. Prior to contact with Europeans trade between various African states flourished due to Akan gold wealth.
Female Monarch of Ethiopia April 1, 1930 Zawditu, the first reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies. Zewditu (also spelled Zawditu or Zauditu; Ge'ez: ዘውዲቱ; 29 April 1876 – 2 April 1930) was Empress of Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930. The first female head of an internationally recognized state in Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the first Empress regnant of the Ethiopian Empire perhaps since the legendary Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, her reign was noted for the reformsof her Regent…
What Was the Kingdom of Kush?
The Kingdom of Kush was a powerful ancient African state in the area of Sudan that lasted for 2400 years and once ruled over Egypt. Learn more.