From the earliest antiquity Berbers have inhabited Libya. They conquered Egypt in the 10th century B.C.and ruled it for about a hundred years. Sometime between the 10th and 5th centuries, the Garamantes, the people of Fezzan, established a loose commercial empire, serving as middlemen between the central Sahara region south of Fezzan and the Mediterranean coast.
Fossil evidence indicates that the earliest forms of humans and humanlike creatures originated in Africa.
Nelson Mandela was arrested on August 5, 1962. This arrest set in motion a chain of events that made Nelson Mandela a household name around the world.