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But very different types of peoples occupied much of Africa until as recently as a few thousand years ago.
Even before the arrival of white colonialists, the continent harbored five of what many consider to be the world's six major divisions of humanity, the so-called human races, three of which are native to Africa.
As I walked the streets of Windhoek, the capital of newly independent Namibia, I saw black Herero people and black Ovambo; I saw Nama, a group quite unlike the blacks in appearance; I saw whites, descendants of recent European immigrants; and outside Windhoek I saw the last of the formerly widespread Kalahari Bushmen struggling for survival.
These people were no longer pictures in a textbook; they were living humans, right in front of me.
But Heinrich is no less a problematic figure than his son: his legacy includes one of the most vicious attacks ever carried out by European colonists on Africans, Germany's 1904 War of Extermination against the Herero.
Today, while events in neighboring South Africa command the world's attention, Namibia, too, struggles to deal with its colonial history and establish a multiracial society.
Humans have lived in Africa far longer than anywhere else: our remote ancestors originated there some 7 million years ago.
The central African country is predominantly Christian with only 1.6 per cent of the population identifying as Muslim in 2010, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica.
As I mentioned, the africa encountered by the first European explorers in the fifteenth century was already home to five human races: blacks, whites, Pygmies, Khoisan, and Asians.
The only race not found in Africa is the aboriginal Australians and their relatives.
In the footage, a man brandishing a gun and with bullets draped around his neck addresses the camera in Arabic as other men and some children are seen standing behind him.
He says: 'I swear to God that this is Dar al Islam of the Islamic State in Central Africa,' according to a translation by PJ Media.
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African prehistory is a detective story on a grand scale, still only partly solved.