The African continent has provided many rich and interesting tales throughout its history, here are a selected few.
Few military leaders in history can be considered as revolutionary to his nation as Shaka of the Zulu, who took a small tribe in southern Africa, and forged an empire that would forever change the face of African warfare.
British colonial Africa had its fair share of conflict over the centuries, and who would of ever thought that sitting in the wrong chair would lead to an outbreak of war.
We all know the feeling of having to physically prove ourselves in our profession as we grow older, and the Egyptian Pharaoh's were no exception.
History is rarely forged in peace, and can be relatively violent at times, so for a change of pace, how about an epic love story from history. Such was the tale of Lalla, and the Sultan's son.
They say that laughter is good for the soul, but perhaps not for a few citizens who could not stop laughing in 1962.
Cleopatra is one of the most revered Pharaoh's of all time, but how much do we know of the Egyptian Queen and her ill-fated reign.
Dating back to the 15th century, the Dahomey women are considered to be one of the most fearsome fighting regiments in military history, whose regiment struck fear for over 250 years.
In what is documented as the shortest war in history, was that of the Anglo-Zanzibar war. The Anglo-Zanzibar was fought between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar Sultanate in the late 19th century, and lasted an exhausting 38 minutes.