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The World War I In Africa Project

To commemorate the centenary of WWI, the World War I in Africa Project reveals the forgotten history of the impact of WWI in Africa.

On August 7, 1914, the first shot fired by British troops in World War I took place in Togoland (the German colonial protectorate now know as Togo) and is commonly attributed to sergeant-major Alhaji Grunshi of the Gold Coast regiment. Grunshi’s act showcases rather clearly how the European dispute played out in its colonial territories abroad as well as the active involvement of Africans in the Great War. Yet despite this history, the story of WWI and how it has been popularly remembered has been one void of an African presence.

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Nigerian Sound Artist Emeka Ogboh's 'Lagos Soundscapes' & 'The Ambivalence Of 1960'

Nigerian sound artist Emeka Ogboh's "The Ambivalence of 1960" complies archived speeches from Nigeria's 1960 Independence celebration.

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Watch Benjamin Clementine's Soul-Stirring Visuals For 'Condolence'

Watch Ghanaian/British singer Benjamin Clementine's video for "Condolence" featured on his forthcoming EP "Glorious You."

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