Latest post: African Soldiers in World War One: Uprising within a Global Conflict by Josephine Niala

?We should?remember the world as well as the war: all those involved, all the contributions, all the experiences, all the trauma, and the lasting legacy?. - Taken from the 2013 British Council report on WW1. In 2013 when the British Council carried out a UK survey about the First World War, only 21% of people thought that there was any African involvement in the war. Yet one million people died in East Africa alone during WW1. When reflecting on a war, the focus is often on those who were involved in combat and yet because of the situation in East Africa at the time, many more people were directly affected by the war than the... read more