From the mouth of the Nile River to the tip of Cape Town, explore African history, geography and cultures on the African history section. With maps, videos and incredible photographs, this channel provides a wealth of resources for learning about this expansive continent.
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Ismail Pasha, (1830-1895), a ruler of Egypt. He was the grandson of Mehemet Ali, who founded a hereditary dynasty of pashas (governors) under the Ottoman sultan, Egypt's overlord.

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