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Shaka Zulu vs Julius Caesar. Epic Rap Battles of History

Roman sources about Africa south of the Atlas are bizarre because often, the authors have no idea what they are talking about, and, as a result, I have no idea what they’re trying to describe.

I spent a long while yesterday studying maps of Libya, Mali, Niger and Algeria looking for a river Pliny mentions and I have no idea what river he could possibly be talking about.

When Did Africans First Come To Britain?

The earliest records of Africans in the British Isles are Roman soldiers from the African provinces serving in Britannia in the 100s and 200s CE. Some soldiers and their descendents probably stayed after the Roman withdrawal. The next evidence of Africans on the islands are from the 800s when Viking fleets raided North Africa and Spain, captured what we would today consider blacks, and took them to Britain and Ireland as slaves or servants.

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LA FREGOLA DI CHRISTIE E KIKI.

Ci sono fregole stilose, fregole alla moda, fregole golose. E poi ci sono le fregole buone. Come questa. Che aiuta le designer ghaniane Christie Brown e Kiki Clothing a far conoscere le loro nuove collezioni, presentate domani a Roma per la prima volta. Fregole, in collaborazione con AltaRomAltaModa e Ethical Fashion Initiative International Trade Centre, trasmetterà la sfilata in streaming. Parteciperanno anche Stella Jean e Portenier Roth, alcuni dei brand che hanno selezionato tessuti etici realizzati a mano nelle comunità del Burkina Faso e del Mali. Finora il sistema dell’EFI è riuscito a integrare oltre 7000 micro realtà artigiane dei paesi svantaggiati dell’Africa e di Haiti, principalmente donne, che ora collaborano con Stella McCartney, Ilaria Venturini Fendi, Vivienne Westwood, Chan Lu, Sass&Bide, Osklen, United Arrows, Myers and Manor. Augurando a Christie e Kiki di realizzare la loro fregola, vi aspettiamo domenica 7 luglio alle 10.30 su fregole.com per assistere alla sfilata.

CHRISTIE AND KIKI’S FREGOLA.

There are stylish fregole, cool fregole and even tasty fregole. But then there are good fregole. Like this one that aims to help the Ghanaian designers Christie Brown and Kiki Clothing to promote their new collections, that are going to be presented for the first time tomorrow in Rome. Fregole, in collaboration with AltaRomAltaModa and ITC’s Ethical Fashion Initiative, will broadcast the fashion show in live streaming. Stella Jean and Portenier Roth will also take part to the show. They are some of the brands that selected ethic hand made fabrics  produced in Burkina Faso and Mali Communities through EFI Infrastructures. Until now this system has helped the integration of more than 7000 micro artesan businesses from Africa and Haiti. They are mostly made by women who now collaborate with Stella McCartney, Ilaria Venturini Fendi, Vivienne Westwood, Chan Lu, Sass&Bide, Osklen, United Arrows, Myers and Manor. Wishing Christie and Kiki to realize their super good fregola, we reccomend you not to loose the live event on Sunday, July 7th, 10.30 a.m. on fregole.com

photo via pulsemedia.it: Christie Brown, Kiki Clothing, Portenier Roth, Stella Jean