AE Learning Inc. are a premier provider of historical information on the ancient African kingdoms and African empires of the African continent. AE Learning Inc. provide high quality articles which are focused on different aspects of African history. Our articles series focus on areas of research regarding the history of the African continent that are typically overlooked.
A1: THE GEOLOGY OF AFRICA
In this article we will discuss the geology on the African continent to understand the environment that the ancient African kingdoms, tribes and empires developed within. Africa is the most resource rich continent on Planet Earth being home to a majority of many of the worlds key minerals, plant-life, animals, lakes and commodities.
A5: THE ZULU KINGDOM
In this article we will discuss the Zulu Kingdom of southern Africa who were also referred to as the Zulu Empire or the Kingdom of Zululand. It was a monarchy in Southern Africa that extended along the coast of the Indian Ocean from the Tugela River in the south to Pongola River in the north. The kingdom grew to dominate much of what is today KwaZulu-Natal and Southern Africa.
A9: MANSA ABUBAKARI II
In this article we will discuss Mansa Abubakari II who is a figure of intrigue in African history. Serving as the ninth ruler of the Mali Empire, he is known for his daring maritime expeditions. In the early 14th century, he is said to have embarked on a legendary journey across the Atlantic Ocean, possibly reaching the Americas, well before Columbus.
A2: ASTRONOMY IN ANCIENT AFRICA
In this article we will discuss the use of astronomy within the continent of Africa and how it was utilized by many of the ancient kingdoms and cultures. In Africa, the study of astronomy dates back to 4800 BC and was conducted by African kingdoms across the continent at different times.
A6: THE GRIOT
In this article we will discuss the Griot. A griot is a west African historian, storyteller, poet, singer and musician. These griots would tell stories of well known west African kings and queens, famous heroes, legendary characters and were responsible for retaining and conveying history and legends to the general populous.
A10: THE HISTORY OF JOLLOF RICE
In this article we will discuss the history of Jollof Rice. The origins of jollof rice can be traced to the Senegambian region that was ruled by the Wolof or Jolof Empire in the 14th century, spanning parts of today's Senegal, The Gambia and Mauritania, where rice was grown. The dish has its roots in a traditional dish called thieboudienne.
A3: THE SPREAD OF ISLAM IN WEST AFRICA
In this article we will discuss the spread of the religion of Islam within the continent of Africa from the time on the inception of the religion. The earliest introduction of Islam to the continent of Africa happened 613 AD and from that time onwards spread through northern and then later into western Africa.
A4: THE TRANS-SAHARAN TRADE ROUTES
In this article we will discuss the use of the Trans-Saharan Trade Routes within the continent of Africa The Trans-Saharan Trade Route refers to the interconnected set of trade routes which linked kingdoms between West Africa, North Africa and East Africa across the region of the Sahara in Africa.
A7: THE POETRY OF NANA ASMA'U
A8: THE 42 LAWS OF MAAT
A11: THE SERER RELIGION
In this article we will discuss the Serer religion, or a ƭat Roog ("the way of the Divine"), is the original religious beliefs, practices, and teachings of the Serer people of Senegal in West Africa. The Serer religion believes in a universal supreme deity called Roog (or Rog).
The Serer people are found throughout the Senegambia region.