Election fraudulency has always been a huge issue for numerous countries. However, not one country has beat Liberia's 1927 elections when it comes to election fraudulency. In a country of 15,000 voters, how many votes do you think Charles D. B. King got? You can click on the title to learn more.
Where did Angola’s Riches Come From?
Africa is one of Africa's most successful countries - but how did they amass such riches? You can click on the title to learn more!
How a War Lasted Only 38 Minutes
There was once a war that lasted only 38 minutes. This war was quick yet had numerous effects on the countries it involved. Hopefully, the Anglo-Zanzibar War will be remembered for long to come. You can click on the title to learn more!
What are the Capitals of South Africa?
Many countries have more than one capital (including the Netherlands and Bolivia) and this often comes in the form of defacto capitals. However, depending on who you ask, South Africa has up to 5 capital cities! You can click the title to learn more!
East Africa – a Union, a Political Divide, a Geographic Divide, and a Dictator or Three
Introduction The East African Federation - a bold concept. As governments and geography change, the countries involved have moved apart from their former dreams. If it succeeds, it will be a huge African superpower, if not, a chaotic region full of fighting and injustice. The EAC, or East African Community, is an integral part of … Continue reading East Africa – a Union, a Political Divide, a Geographic Divide, and a Dictator or Three
How the Mussolini of Libya Almost Took Over Chad
Libya pushed into Chad, controlling the north, though their territorial dreams included all of Chad. The Aouzou Strip was only the beginning. Introduction The Aouzou Strip, lying in the border between Chad and Libya, was the starting point for Italian expansion in Africa post-WW1, and the starting point for Libya’s dictator to try and take … Continue reading How the Mussolini of Libya Almost Took Over Chad
The Attempts at a Pan-Arab State
Arab Federation The Arab Federation was a de-facto confederation that lasted less than a year in 1958. It was made as a Hashemite and a Pan-Arab nationalist state. Attempts had been made twice before at a similar state. Because the ideals of the Arab Federation and the United Arab Republic differed drastically, it became an … Continue reading The Attempts at a Pan-Arab State
Everyone Wants to be the Next Dubai: The Story of Two Soon-to-be Competing Megacities
Saudi Arabia’s NEOM Project Neom, meaning “New Future,” is a Sudi-born project to build a city next to the Red Sea that will be larger than Rwanda and will cost about 500-billion dollars. Neom will operate as a semi-autonomous city-state. Neom will follow the lead of cities like Dubai and Singapore. This project has HUGE … Continue reading Everyone Wants to be the Next Dubai: The Story of Two Soon-to-be Competing Megacities
Where Geopolitics Don’t work: The Story of the Central African Republic
A Flag Map of the Central African Republic Introduction Like most countries, when the Central African Republic gained independence, they weren't prepared. Their borders were arbitrary squiggly lines drawn by colonial dictators, and their resources, of which they had many, were gone from sight. Now, a period of sociopolitical war has taken over the Central … Continue reading Where Geopolitics Don’t work: The Story of the Central African Republic
Senegal, the Gambia, and Mali: The Story of Two Failed Unions
A Map of the Short-Lived Senegambian Confederation Mali Federation When France granted independence to a region of French Sudan (no, not Sudan, French Sudan) and Senegal, they adjoined them in a union that lasted a mere two months. Not only did the political parties established within the country tear it apart, but the ethnic differences … Continue reading Senegal, the Gambia, and Mali: The Story of Two Failed Unions