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WHEN CONTAFRIKANS LED THE WORLD AS THE WORLD'S FIRST SPIRIT-BASED AND ORIENTED SUPER POWER LEADERS OF THE WORLD; By (c) 2012 by Prof. Afrikadzata Deku, Docteur d'Etat; Doctorat d'Etat (PhD); [email protected];

For 3 million years, Continental Afrikans were the supreme leaders of the universe with the world first Kings, Queens and Emperors to protect Continental Afrikans and satisfy their daily needs.

As the world's first Super-Power of Humanity, Continental Afrika had the world first powerful, Divine-like leaders with great vision, courage, dedication and total commitment to the greatness and welfare of Continental Afrika their motherland.

Some of the most wonderful Ancient Afrikacentric Continental Afrikaleaders include the Great MENA ( Menes) , the first Continental Afrikan Pharaoh to achieve the impossible of uniting the two Kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt into one powerful Continental Afrikan Empire and over which he reigned for 62 years (3,100-3038 BC).

Thanks to his vision, bravery and dedication, united Egypt got the solid Continental Afrikan political, economic and social foundation, leadership and vision it needed to become the biggest and the greatest and the powerful and glorious Civilization in the World in Continental Afrika and which lasted for more than 3,000 years.

Besides, Continental Afrika gave birth to another greatest leader the world has ever known, Pharaoh Akhenaton.

He was also called Amenhotep IV or Akhenaton.
As one of the greatest leaders of Egypt from 1380 BC to 1360 BC, he invented the concept of one Supreme Being upon which Ancient/Traditional Continental Afrikan Religion was based and later copied by today's Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

He was also renowned for his support for the creation and development of Glorious Continental Afrikan Art, Literature and Architecture.

Under his reign, the worship of the world's first concept of ONE SUPREME BEING he called Aton - the Sun-Deity became a national affair by all Egyptians.

To Aton, he built a new capital and a mighty temple in honor of Aton.

He even changed his name from Amenhotep to Akhenaton, meaning Lover of Aton as a sign of his total devotion to Aton.

Thanks to his wife Queen Nerfetiti, his mother the Queen Mother and his six daughters he called princesses, Pharaoh Akhenaton succeeded in winning for Continental Afrikan women equal rights, respect , total love and devotion from their men.

In addition, we can also mention another greatest leader Continental Afrika gave Continental Afrikans and the world in the person of King Piankhi who ruled Egypt from about 750 BC to 720 BC.

As King of Ethiopia, he succeeded in mobilizing the entire Continental AfrikaWorld into one powerful united Continental Afrikan Empire that included the whole of Nubia, Kush or Ethiopia, Nubia/Meroe and Egypt.

In this way, two greatest Continental Afrikan Civilizations of Egypt in the North and Ethiopia in the South of Continental Afrika became one and prospered politically, economically and socially under the able leadership of Pharaoh Piankhi of Ethiopia and Egypt.

Like his predecessor Pharaoh Mena who succeeded in uniting both Upper and Lower Egypt into one mighty Egypt, Pharaoh Piankhi also succeeded in freeing Egypt from foreign rulers from Asia who began to sit on Egyptian throne.

Thanks to his courage, vision and dedication to the Continental Afrikan Cause, King Piankhi, against all odds, and with the support of foreign-ruled and foreign-exploited Egyptians, managed to expel all foreign rulers from Egypt and thereby pave the way for the birth of the greatest, largest, biggest and the most powerful, well-organized, well-administered kingdom for over 40 years that Continental Afrika and the world have ever known.

With peace, law and order thus restored, his empire grew from strength to

Strength in peace and harmony among united Continental Afrikans.

His pyramid, which can still be found in today's part of Afrika called Malawi, is an eternal tribute to the immortality of his spirit and dedication to the total unification, liberation, development, and prosperity and security for all.

Another powerful leader Continental Afrika is so much proud of is King Taharqua (690 BC -665 BC) who took over from Pharaoh Piankhi.

He continued to hold together into one powerful united Continental Afrikan kingdom that included Ethiopia and Egypt.

In this way, Pharaoh Taharqua succeeded in ensuring the economic, cultural and religious development and prosperity of both united Ethiopia and Egypt for 25 years.

Two times, King Sennacherib of Assyria tried to invade Taharqua.

The first time, Assyrian army was destroyed in a sandstorm in the desert.

During the second time, the Assyrian King died en route to Egypt.

With the death of his enemy which he attributed to the powerful Afrika Egyptian Supreme Deities to whom he had built several mighty temples, King Taharqua continued to reign over Egypt and Ethiopia combined from Thebes and Tanis until his death. His remains are still found in a Pyramid at Nuri.

Besides, Continental Afrika also gave birth to another brave and Continental AfrikaCentric leader called King Massinissa (200 BC to 150 BC).

Thanks to his vision and dedication to the unification of his North AfrikaLand then called Numidia, King Massinissa successfully managed to unify all his Berber people into one powerful North Afrikan Numidian or Berber kingdom.

Under his leadership, the barren land of his kingdom has been transformed into a fertile land bearing all kinds of agricultural crops for the benefit of all Numidians.

In this way he succeeded in turning his nomadic people into town-and-city dwellers and prosperous farmers.

His agricultural revolution that turned arid nomadic and barren North Afrika into one of the world greatest and prosperous agricultural lands made it possible for King Massinissa and his people to export vast quantities of corn to the Mediterranean world.

Thanks to his united North Afrikan power base, the economy of his kingdom grew bigger and bigger with bronze and lead coins made by King Massinissa bearing his image and circulated and used by all Numidians as their national and official currency.

In this way, the King managed to offer his people a strong prosperous economic activities and profits based on a powerful national Afrikan monetary system.

As a true Continental Afrikan leader, he married several wives and was a father to over 40 children all of whom he loved and cared for greatly.

He died at the age of 90 with his three sons taking over the rule of the kingdom after him.

But, Rome, by playing one King against the other, succeeded in eliminating all Massinissa's sons and grandson Jugurtha.

The entire kingdom fell into the hand of Rome around 350 BC

The above evidence establishes the fact that many are Continental Afrika's prominent leaders committed to the Continental Afrikan cause long before the arrival of European or Arab conquerors and the Jews in Afrika and their today's Gatekeepers all over the Continental/Diaspora AfrikaWorld .

Each major community in Continental Afrika, like the Zulu, the Ashanti, the Ewe, the Dahomey, the Yoruba, the Ibo, the Hausa, the Central and South Afrikans, and many others have all their heroes Afrika Kings and Queens and Rulers to honor and revere for protecting and defending their interests against Foreign invaders and parasites.

The Shakas, the Zulus, the Osei Tutus, the Sunni Alis, the Bakori Daas, and the Mosheshs of Continental Afrika still constitute up till today Continental Afrika's ingenuity in offering the world first leaders Humanity has ever known.

In addition, Continental Afrika is also the first of all firsts to offer Humanity the world first queens.

For 3 million years, Continental Afrika has led the world in numerous powerful queens of Continental Afrika who have left their marks on the walls of time as the brave immortal daughters of Continental Afrika their Motherland.

One of such leaders is Queen Hatshepsut (1480 BC to 1460 BC who ruled Ancient Afrika Egypt for twenty years.

As both Queen and the first female Pharaoh in Egyptian history, she mobilized her people for more trade, art and architecture.

We also have Queen Nefertiti, meaning the beautiful one has come, who reigned over Egypt from about 1380 BC to 1365 BC.

Together with her husband Pharaoh Akhenaton, they gave Continental Afrika and the world their first concept of one Supreme Being upon which the world first religion was built in Afrika as the Mother or Version of today's Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

She was not only loved by her people but was also accorded divinity and prayed to even when she was still alive.

Hence, she was known and called "Daughter of the Deities ," "Ruler of Nile," and "Empress of the Mediterranean," "Ageless Beauty," or youthful forever and ever.

Besides, we also have Queen Makeda, also known as the "Queen of Sheba," "Queen of the South," "Black Minerva," or "Ethiopian Diana" or simply "Queen Makeda the beautiful."

From about 960 to 930 BC, she ruled over Ethiopia kingdom and that of Saba in Southern Arabia. With Axum as the capital of her empire.

Then, we have Queen Dahia Kahina who will long be remembered for her courage, vision and power in leading her people, the Berbers of North Afrika against Arab conquerors.

Like King Massinissa before her, Queen Kahina (670 BC to 700 BC) brought together under one powerful kingdom her nomadic people to resist for 35 years the invasion, conquest and domination by Islam and later Christianity.

Thanks to her leadership, Arabs were driven out of North Afrika.

While she was on the throne of North Afrikan Kingdom, Arabs found it impossible to return to conquer North Afrika.

The salvation of North Afrika from Arab conquest by Queen Kahina made many historians to call her Joan of Arc of Continental Afrika. She lived for 128 years.

After her death North Afrika fell into the hungry mouths of the Arabs which they still control up till today.

She left for Continental Afrika a legacy of a dedicated leadership rarely unequalled elsewhere in the world.

We also have Queen Nzingha (1620-1660) of the Ndongo kingdom.

Like Queen Dahia Kahina of North Afrika, she led a powerful resistance against the Portuguese for twenty-two years.

And during this time, her kingdom including Angola was free from European control, domination and exploitation.

On several times, she led her army against the Portuguese and on several occasions she defeated them.

In this way, she went into history as the first Queen on earth who also earned the title of a King in honor of her bravery and victory.

By her defeat of the Portuguese, she refused to pay tribute to the King of Portugal.

But with the capture and beheading of her sister Fungi in 1645 by the Portuguese, the Portuguese succeeded in breaking her resistance to them in her old age.

Another brave daughter of Mother Continental Afrika whose memory is greatly revered by all conscious Continental Afrikans is Queen Mother Yaa Asantewa (1863-1923) of the Ashanti kingdom.

Like Queen Dahia Kahini of North Afrikan kingdom and Queen Nzinga of Ndongo/Angola kingdom, Queen Mother Yaa Asantewa led her nation's army against the British army.

She was against the British sending in 1896 their King Prempeh I to exile in the Seychelles Islands for refusing to accept British conquest, domination and exploitation of his people.

And to add insult to injury, the British Governor Sir Fredrick Hodgson ordered their Golden Stool to be brought to him which Yaa Asantewa and her people considered sacrilegious and insulting.

Hence, to save her Ashanti Nation and Kingdom from further British humiliation, Yaa Asantewa led her people to war against the British in one of the bloodiest wars in Continental Afrika's wars against European domination.

Though she lost the fight and was exiled to Seychelles together with many of her chiefs and where she finally died in 1923, she proved to Continental Afrika and the world that Continental Afrikan Women are as important and very capable as Continental Afrikan Men.

Like the powerful Continental Afrikan Women-Warriors of the Kingdom of Dahomey known as the Amazones, Queen Mother Yaa Asantewa showed that when it comes to the defense of any part of Continental Afrika the Motherland, nothing is more important than saving Continental Afrika with all that we have including the willingness to sacrifice our lives as leaders for the benefits of our people we are called upon to serve.

By COPYRIGHT (2012) Prof Afrikadzata Deku, Docteur d'Etat, PhD; *Doctorat d'Etat (Ph.D.) * D.E.S.S. (M. Phil) * Diplome De L' I.I.A.P.(Post-Grad. Dipl.) * M.Sc. * BA. Double Majors *,

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