- A woman named Breffu has been identified as the leader of a revolt that occurred in the West Indies in the year 1733
- Several Europeans countries conquered the colony from 1600 till 1788 when the Danes took charge of the colony
- The revolt by the Africans during the time the Danes took control is reported to be the longest-lasting revolt in history
YEN.com.gh has learned that a Ghanaian woman known as Breffu led a slave revolt in the West Indies in 1733.
Information available shows that African slaves began to revolt in the Americas, West Indies, and Europe around the 1700s.
The Breffu-led revolt was against the Danes who were the European power in charge of the West Indies.
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However, before the Danes took charge, the Spanish, British, French and the Dutch ruled the place from 1600 to 1718.
Per a report by libertywritersafrica.com, the revolt by the Africans at the time the Danes were in charge was the longest-lasting one to be recorded.
In November 1733, Breffu teamed up with about 150 other captured Africans from the Akan ethnic group of the Akwamu Kingdom of Ghana to rid the colony of the Danes.
In another report, a leading Ghanaian lecturer, researcher, and pharmacist, Dr. Priscilla Kolibea Mante, has been rewarded for her research work.
She has been given the L’Oreal UNESCO for Women In Science International Rising Talent Award.
Dr. Mante revealed that at age 15, she wished to become the president of the World Bank because she once saw a World Bank president on television.
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