African History A-Z

Can you guess these people, places, and things from African history starting with each letter of the alphabet?
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Last updated: February 6, 2020
First submittedAugust 30, 2019
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A
Period of racial segregation in South Africa
Apartheid
B
People that migrated to Southern Africa from Cameroon around 1000 BC
Bantu
C
Ancient civilization that had its center in the modern-day Tunisia
Carthage
D
Bird of Mauritius that went extinct in 1681
Dodo
E
Site of a WWII battle that was a turning point in the African campaign
El Alamein
F
South African province that used to be an independent Boer republic
Free State
G
Colonial name of Ghana
Gold Coast
H
Type of financial disaster that hit Zimbabwe
Hyperinflation
I
White material that has been traded illegally for decades
Ivory
J
Religion that once was big in Ethiopia
Judaism
K
First president of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta
L
Nickname for the oldest bone fossils founded in Ethiopia
Lucy
M
King of Mali Empire who once was the wealthiest man in the world
Mansa Musa
N
Only European colonial power without a colony in Africa in the 19th century
Netherlands
O
Caliphate that controlled much of the northern coast of Africa after the 15th century
until the beginning of the 19th century
Ottoman Empire
P
Rulers of Egypt
Pharaoh
Q
Central religious text of Islam
Quran
R
Country where a genocide against the Tutsi people was committed
Rwanda
S
Ethiopian emperor that is a central figure in Rastafari
Haile Selassie
T
Moroccan city that used to be an international zone
Tangier
U
Country Idi Amin used to rule brutally
Uganda
V
Plastic horn that was used in the 2010 FIFA World Cup
Vuvuzela
W
What the "Second Congo War" is also known as
African World War
X
Longest-running military action in the history of African colonialism
Xhosa Wars
Y
City that replaced Douala as country's national capital in 1920
Yaoundé
Z
Former name of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Zaire
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Level 70
Sep 2, 2019
Utterly fascinating!
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Level 53
Apr 29, 2020
Nice quiz, could use more African knowledge on the site