Category: TGBP in Africa

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Michele Amatore


Captain Michele Amatore or Sulayman al-Nubi (1826-July 7, 1883) was a Sudanese enslave who became a captain in the marksman regiment of the Italian army. He was decorated for unselfish acts during a cholera outbreak in Sicily. Biography The early life of Amatore is mostly unknown. The name […]

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Chinua Achebe


Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe (born 16 November 1930) popularly known as Chinua Achebe (pronounced /ˈtʃɪnwɑː əˈtʃɛbeɪ/;[1]) is a Nigerian[2] novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He is best known for his first novel and magnum opus[3], Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the […]

Thomas Mofolo


Thomas Mokopu Mofolo (December 22, 1876- September 8, 1948) is considered to be the greatest Basotho author. He wrote mostly in the Sesotho language, but his most popular book, Chaka, has been translated into English and other languages. […]

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Jomo Kenyatta


Jomo Kenyatta[pron.] (c. 1894[2] – 22 August 1978) served as the first Prime Minister (1963–1964) and President (1964–1978) of Kenya. He is considered the founding father of the Kenyan nation. In Kenya, Nairobi‘s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, […]

Robert Mugabe


Robert Gabriel Mugabe (Shona pronunciation: [muɡaɓe], English: /mʊˈɡɑːbeɪ/ moo-GAH-bay; born 21 February 1924) is the second and currentPresident of Zimbabwe. One of the leaders of the liberation movement against white-minority rule, he was elected into power as […]