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Africa - General History (Prehistory - 20th century)

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Subject: General History of Africa of the UNESCO. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the General History of Africa of the UNESCO
  2. Methodology and the African Prehistory (Volume I)
  3. Ancient African Civilisations (Volume II)
  4. Africa from the 7th to the 11th century (Volume III)
  5. Africa from the 12th to the 16th Century (Volume IV)
  6. Africa from the 16th to the 18th Century (Volume V)
  7. Africa in the 19th century until 1880 - Abolition of the Slavery- (Volume VI)
  8. Africa under the colonial domination, 1880-1935 (Volume VII)
  9. Africa since 1935. Independence of the African Countries (Volume VIII)
  10. Phase II of the General History of Africa. Sankofa
  11. Authors of the General History of Africa of the UNESCO

The objectives of the subject “History of Africa” are:

  1. To understand the role of Africa in the history of humanity
  2. To study the evolution of the African history
  3. To understand the fundamental concept of the oral traditions in Africa
  4. To analyse the foundations of Animism
  5. To know the African empires and kingdoms
  6. To understand the impact of the Islamic Civilisation on Africa (Islamisation, the slave trade, trade routes...)
  7. To understand the impact of Western Christian Civilisation on Africa (Christianization, transatlantic slave trade, abolitionism, colonisation, independence...)
  8. To analyse the African Diaspora in America

See also: History of the World Economy

Subject “General History of Africa of the UNESCO” is studied...
  1. Master in Business in Sub-Saharan Africa (Online)
  2. Doctorates: Africa, Muslim Markets
  3. Degree in Inter-African Business

The students who have taken this subject can validate and register for a Master/Doctorate DIB at EENI.

Languages of study English or French Histoire Afrique Portuguese Historia Africa Spanish Historia Africa

  1. Credits of the subject “History of Africa”: 4 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: 4 weeks
  3. Download the syllabus of the module: “History of Africa” (PDF)

Three millions of years of the African History.

The African contribution to humanity.

Sample of the subject: General History of Africa of the UNESCO
Methodology and the African Prehistory
Source: UNESCO (General History of Africa).

We Trust in Africa

  1. African Civilisation
  2. Africa: The Cradle of humanity

Description of the Subject: General History of Africa (UNESCO).

  1. Eight volumes. Each volume: thirty chapters
  2. President of the International Scientific Committee of the General History of Africa: Bethwell Allan Ogot
  3. African authors (Sheikh Anta Diop, Théophile Obenga, Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Ahmadou Hampaté Bá, Boubou Hama, Elikia M'Bokolo, Hichem Djaït, Pathé Diagne, Akin Mabogunje, Ali Al'amin Mazrui, Christophe Wondji, Jacob Festus Adeniyi Ajayi, Albert Adu Boahen Kwadwo, Djibril Tamsir Niane...) and non-Africans
  4. Translations of the General History of Africa: French, English, Portuguese, Arabic, Kiswahili, Hausa, and Spanish
  5. Historic inter-African relations
  6. African contribution to the development of humanity
  7. Huge diversity of sources
  8. Recognition of the African Cultural Heritage

Samples - African History

Ancient Africa

History of Africa 7th - 11th century

History of Africa 12th - 16th Century

History of Africa 16th and 18th centuries

History of Africa 19th century 1880

History of Africa colonial domination

Independence of the African Countries



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