The fall of Alodia and the rise of the Atlantic Slave Trade
The kingdom of Alodia (Aloa or Alwa) falls when its capitol Soba is conquered and converted from Christianity to Islam.
Meanwhile, the Atlantic Slave Trade is started due to a statement made by a bisphop called Bartolome de Las Casas, who proposes that Spanish Settlers should be accompanied with slaves to establish the new settlements.
Increased Invasions and Battles for Liberation
The decade begins with the Battle of Table Bay, in South Africa, where the Khoikhoi (Hottentot) battle and defeat the Portuguese Invaders. The Portuguese Admiral, Dom Franscisco de Almeida, is also killed in the war. The battle started when the Portuguese settlers began stealing, raping and tormenting the Hottentot villages.
1512 CE, in Stockholm (Sweden), the first record of Gypsies is recorded. 30 families are labelled "gypsies" by the Count Anthonius who led them to Stockhold from a place reported as "little Egypt". Shortly after this report, families throughout Europe are labelled as Gypsies and are banned from being seen as citizens of European countries.
An rapid increase of European settlements in Afrika. Settlement locations are reported as empty, even though Native Afrikans inhabited the region, such as the Hottentots.
The surviving natives and the slaves in Hispaniola revolt against the Spaniards.
Trials Against the Inhumane
1532 CE - Pope Clement's actions of "giving" the new world to Spain, which was based on the colonist belief that the natives of these lands are neither "civilized" or Roman Catholic; are placed on trial. A Spanish professor stated that "heretics are not denied property in Europe unless deprived of it by individual trial, therefore the people of the new continents are true owners of their lands."
The bubonic plague starts in Egypt.
Nov. 20, 1542 - King Charles created the New Laws edict.
Moorish Ban in Europe & Imprisonment
On the advice of Pope Pius V (1566-1572) and the Archbishop of Granada, Emperor Philip II (1556-1598) of Spain issued an edict to forbid all Moorish customs. All Arabic books are to be collected, artificial baths are forbidden. Moorish houses must open the doors to their homes during marriage feasts, on Fridays and on Holy Days of the Spanish Church to observe any Moorish practices. This edict would lead to civil war. The Spanish Moors believed they could raise a 100,000-man army from its 85,000 households and 15,000 from the Turks, Arabs and Moors from beyond the sea.
Saifawa Dynasty - Kanem Bornu Empire
The Kanem Bornu Empire gains a new ruler, going by the name of Empress Aissa Kili N'guirmamaramama (c. 1573). This kingdom's terriorty stretches across modern day Niger, Central Africa Republic, Libya, Northern Nigeria, Western Egypt and Western Sudan.
Meanwhile, (c.1574-5) the Portuguese invaders lose 200 men in an expedition of Zambezi Valley. While Ali Bey (c. 1585-9) lead the resistance and battle against the Portuguese near Mombaza)
Fort Jesus at Mombaza
The city of Mombaza (aka Mombasa), has played a prominent role in Afrikan history. During the last millennia of the BC era, the region was heavily influenced by Arabic travelers and Islamic Slavers.
The Portuguese attacked this city during the 1590s. In 1593-4, the Portuguese maintained temporary control over the city, and began to build Fort Jesus. The construction of the fort was temporarily stopped when the Ottoman conquered Mombaza. Both the Ottoman and the Portuguese fought for Mombaza so that they could control this profitable slaver's port. Neither fought for the freedom of the people. It was the resistance, who fought in secret against the Portuguese for the liberation of the people.
Casualty Total and Expansion
At the end of the 1500s, the total number of African Slaves imported into the Americas is 887,500.
The beginning of the 1600s starts with the Portuguese continuing to find ways to expand their slaver industry.