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History of Africa

Videos about the history of Africa

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Libya under Muammar Gaddafi: 2009
From guardian.co.uk, produced by guardian.co.uk
Muahammer Gaddafi started ruling Libya in 1969 and ended his reign in mid 2011 to rebel forces.  Throughout his reign, he has been linked to multiple terriost groups.  When he took over, he changed the relationships with the Westen countries and shut... [more]
November 19, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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Egypt: Story of Revolution -- A Documentary video of 5 days protests 2011
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This film tells the story of five days in January 2011 when the people of Egypt revolted against the country's president. The video is nearly 25 minutes long and presents a good timeline of the major events and what happened in this civil disobedienc... [more]
October 10, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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Mali Empire
From howstuffworks.com, produced by Discovery
Mali empire was the second great empire in African history. Coming after the Ghana empire, they too became rich by taxing Muslims who traveled to their land to sell gold and salt. This one minute video provides a brief overview of this land and it... [more]
February 11, 2011 at 11:40 PM
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North Africa Campaign
From history.com, produced by History Channel
After Italy declares war, the Allies fight the Axis powers in North Africa for control of the Mediterranean. After some resistance during the fight, the Vichy army joins the allies and the armies, now with a much larger force, advance into Tunisia. T... [more]
February 27, 2012 at 07:19 PM
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Battle of Omduran Part 1
From classroomclips.org, produced by A Moment in Time
Sudan is located in northeastern Africa. It is the continent’s largest country and, in the late nineteenth century, Britain added it to its expanding colonial empire.  Length: 4:24
June 28, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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Battle of Omduran Part 2
From classroomclips.org, produced by A Moment in Time
In September 1898, Anglo-Egyptian--effectively British--control of the northeastern African nation of Sudan was secured by force of arms at the Battle of Omdurman.  Length 4:16
June 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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1985: "We are the World" African Famine Relief
From classroomclips.org, produced by University of Richmond-A Moment in Time
During the 1980s, the plight of famine-ravaged East Africa caught the attention of the world. Many entertainers banded together to raise funds for relief. The result: a single record and an album, “We Are the World.” (3:42)
June 23, 2012 at 04:21 PM
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The Kush Empire
From YouTube, produced by National Geographic
This 2:26 video explains the importance of iron to the rise and fall of a  the Kush empire and how it gave women a lot more rights than many empires. A good overview and can also be used to stress the importance of conservation of natural resources.
February 23, 2012 at 06:10 PM
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Maasai Culture
From dailymotion.com, produced by Explore
One minute video about the Maasai, a tribal group of East Africa, known for their tall stature, signature red clothing, and highly energetic and athletic style of dancing. Both Tanzanian and Kenyan government have encouraged abandonment of the tradit... [more]
November 22, 2010 at 12:46 AM
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SHORT HISTORY OF SAUDI ARABIA•التاريخ القصير للسعودية جزيره العرب
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This 4:36 long video provides an overview of this country. It has a political slant, but does offer some images that might help students understand the culture better and the impact of oil. In 1902, a member of the Aziz family, Abdul took over the to... [more]
October 13, 2011 at 03:27 PM
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