Official government site provides a short history of this country from the arrival of western missionaries in the early 19th century, through the years of British domination, to its current independent state.
Site created for middle school students spans the period from Henry the Navigator to Nelson Mandela. Includes facts in brief as well as a more detailed look at some of the major people and events of the era.
Tells the story of the continent from an African perspective. Includes rich illustrations and sound recordings. Produced by the BBC World Service.
Chronicles the rise of democracy in six African countries during the 1990s. From PBS.
Explore the continent's rich history in this interactive timeline from the Smithsonian Natural History Web. Begin with the origins of mankind and end with the current challenges the continent faces.
An interactive educational site that explores Africa's history from the dawn of mankind to modern day.