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What do African countries’ names mean?

Interested in a nonsensical map of Africa? Have a look at this map displaying a translation of each African country’s name. This picture is only a screen capture of an interactive map I have created. You can see the full version here … Continue reading

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‘Mastering the River Niger: James MacQueen’s Map of Africa and the Struggle over Atlantic Slavery’ (Review of David Lambert’s presentation on the 13th February 2013)

This post is a review of the seminar given by David Lambert on James MacQueen’s Map of Africa (University of Leeds, 13 February 2013). David Lambert presented a fascinating analysis of the influences upon James MacQueen’s geographical imagination of the River … Continue reading

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Africa: Interactive Historical Timeline

Today’s Guardian carries an interactive map detailing Africa’s changing boundaries throughout the twenty century. Click through and roll over to watch the continent’s borders evolve often in response to outside influences. http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/interactive/2011/jul/11/a-political-history-of-africa-interactive

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