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Garcia Afonso - the King of Kongo

Posted by on Sunday, January 17, 2016, In : Art 



Garcia II Nkanga a Lukeni a Nzenze a Ntumba, also known as Garcia Afonso, was the king of Kongo from 1641 to 1661. He is considered by many as Kongo's greatest ever leader for his religious piety and his near expulsion of the Portuguese from Angola.

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Nelson Mandela on Boxing

Posted by on Monday, September 15, 2014, In : Photography 



A young Nelson Mandela doing some boxing training. He wrote in his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom;
"I did not enjoy the violence of boxing so much as the science of it. I was intrigued by how one moved one's body to protect oneself, how one used a strategy both to attack and retreat, how one paced oneself over a match.....Boxing is egalitarian. In the ring, rank, age, colour and wealth are irrelevant.....I never did any real fighting after I entered politics. My main interest was in train...

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I Do and I Understand

Posted by on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


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Mzilikazi

Posted by on Monday, July 8, 2013, In : Art 


Mzilikazi, meaning "The Great Road" (c. 1790 - 1868), was a king from South Africa who is famous for leading a massive tribe known as the Khumalo on an 800 km long journey from Zululand to Matabeleland (now SW Zimbabwe), where he founded the Matabele kingdom. Formally a lieutenant of the great Zulu king Shaka, he rebelled in 1823 and formed his own tribe. Along the way he conquered many other tribes, assimilating the survivors into citizens of his own kingdom showing him to be both a great ge...
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