Africa was the richest continent on earth. And what happened? Europeans came to destroy it – They looted the treasures and went on to build their cities!
WHY DO WE HAVE TO PROVE OVER AND OVER AGAIN THAT AFRICA WAS A GIANT IN THE 10TH, 11TH UNTIL 14TH CENTURY WHEN EUROPE WAS DYING OF STARVATION AND DISEASES AFTER ENDLESS WARS?
For many centuries, Africans have been lied to about their history and their children taught European history in European colonial schools. The true history of African Kings and empires were hidden from Africans for centuries, and the arrivals of Europeans in Africa to destroy anything good about Africa and enslave its children for European development because of the skills and capacity that Africans possessed during that time were never told to African children until in the 20th century when greatest leaders were born.
The Europeans first made sure that they destroy the history and identities of Africans while ensuring that they inherit their land for future generations of Europeans in Africa. And these had begun trails of damages to the future of African children for thousands of years.
I have met much of resistances in my writings about Africa and the destruction of Africa by the Europeans since the arrival of the Portugal, Britain, USA and Germany many centuries ago. I wrote in my last article: “AFRICA WAS DOING JUST FINE BEFORE THE EUROPEANS CAME TO DESTROY IT”. Some of the Europeans; the descendants and offspring of former conquerors and slave muster – who have inherited African land and property, lashed at me calling me “Nonsense racist”.
And I have taken the opportunity and space to present little evidence of “AFRICA WAS DOING JUST FINE BEFORE THE EUROPEANS CAME TO DESTROY IT”, well researched and documented by trusted African researchers and historians in African labs all over the world:
The arrival of the Portuguese in Africa marks the beginning of the end of 4800 years of the Kamits’ (blacks) glorious history. They came to Africa with the consent of the Vatican in order to enslave Africans and steal their wealth. The Portuguese destroyed methodically and violently Kongo dia Ntotila (the Empire of Kongo), the very rich East African Coast and the Southern African lighthouse which was the gigantic empire of the Mwene Mutapa (Monomotapa); Black people resisted heroically.
Pope Nickolas V. wrote a letter, on January 8th 1454, authorizing Portugal to start the European slave trade and the destruction of Africa. Part of the letter reads:
“We had formerly – with letter among other Kings – granted King Alphouse with the whole ability- amongst others – to attack, to conquer , to defeat, to reduce and to subject all Saracens (if it is to say Blacks), pagans and other enemies of Christ, whenever they are, their Kingdoms, their duchies, principalities, domains, properties, piece of furniture and real, all the goods they possess; to take those Kingdoms, duchies, lands, principalities, properties, possessions, and goods which belong to the unfaithful Saracens and pagans…”
Now the question is, if the Europeans – Portugal, wrote letters authorising their colonial military leaders such as Pope Nicolus V. “to attack, to conquer, to defeat, to reduce and to subject all Saracens (if it is to say Blacks), pagans and other enemies of Christ, whenever they are, their Kingdoms…their duchies, principalities, domains, properties, piece of furniture and real, all the goods they possess; to take those Kingdoms, duchies, lands, principalities, properties, possessions, and goods which belong to the unfaithful Saracens and pagans”,
What does this piece of letter mean? It means Africans had rich Kingdoms, duchies, lands, principalities, properties, possessions, and goods that the Europeans (White man) needed so much that he unleashed his evil military powers over unarmed African nations.
Another evidence of “AFRICA WAS DOING JUST FINE BEFORE THE EUROPEANS CAME TO DESTROY IT”, is presented in the German historian Leo Froberius, who wrote in his report about the Kongo empire (Angola-Congos-Gabon) and the African East coast – which already in the 11th century, used to trade with Australia. He wrote:
“in the Kingdom of Kongo, the crowd was all dressed with silk and velvet clothes. There were great and well organised states down to the very last details. There were powerful sovereigns and wealthy industries. They were civilised to the bone! It was the same in the Eastern African countries”
Further, the same he said about the Mwene Mutapa Empire (Zimbabwe-Mozambique-Botswana-South Africa-Zambia) which, by 10th century, had already used to trade with China. For this he wrote:
“the palace is big, magnificent. A the entrance there are huge gates watched by the guards of the emperor…”
The European historians providing credible reports to their Kings back in Europe wrote commonly that:
“Monomotapa, the King, always wore long silk dresses weaved in the country. They wear on the side a brush hook with an ivory handle. Common people wear hessian. And important ones wear floral indienne embroidered with gold”
The list of evidence of African beauty and civilisation in the 10th, 11th and until the 14th century before the Europeans came to destroy it goes on and on. And all these are what the Europeans found in Africa. In 1487, Portuguese entered in the empire of Kongo which was at that time under the rule of Nzinga a Nkuwu, who, through the legendary African hospitality allowed a visit by the Portuguese – he did not see it coming that he is opening a cage for the devil to fly to the skies.
The Portuguese really showed who they were under the rule of Nzinga Mbemba – the successor and son of Nzinga Nkuwu – who later wa forced to embrace Christianity and changed his name to Alfonzo; and thanks to their fire arms – which Africans di not have. They brutally changed the course of African history
As we go forward to de-colonise Africa, we must also learn that the African riches were taken away by violence to Europe – to develop Europe into a first class world while African children are starving. Africa is, today, still dominated by the very same people who destroyed its cities and crushed its empires. The colonial musters in collaboration with African puppets who are installed in our government by the colonial musters – to ensure that the continuation of more than 5000 years of Africa’s demise, still continue to this day.
We must decolonize the mind first by re-writing history: “AFRICA WAS DOING JUST FINE BEFORE THE EUROPEANS CAME TO DESTROY IT” and re-educate the African child about Africa. Or we will continue to worship Gods that were introduced to us by guns; to colonise and enslave us forever.
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