Biography

Morgan Tsvangirai

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Morgan Richard Tsvangirai (/ˈtʃæŋɡɪraɪ/, Shona: [ts͎aŋɡira.i];[need tone] born 10 March 1952) is a Zimbabwean politician who was Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 2009 to 2013.

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Jacob Zuma

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Early life and political career Zuma was born in Nkandla, Natal Province (now part of the province of KwaZulu-Natal). His father was a policeman who died

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Robert Mugabe

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Robert Gabriel Mugabe (/muːˈɡɑːbiː/; born 21 February 1924) is the current President of Zimbabwe, serving since 22 December 1987. As one of the leaders of

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Professor Albert Chinualumogu (Chinua) Achebe

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Chinua Achebe (/ˈtʃɪnwɑː əˈtʃɛbɛ/, born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe; 16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first

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Oluwole (Wole) Soyinka- Professor

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Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Babatunde Soyinka Yoruba: Akinwándé Oluwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyinká, pronounced (wɔlé ʃójĩká); born 13 July 1934 is a Nigerian playwright and poet. He was

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Muhammadu Buhari- President Of Nigeria

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Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is the President of Nigeria, in office since 29 May 2015. He is a retired Nigerian Army major

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Aliko Dangote - Africa's Richest Man

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Aliko Dangote GCON (born 10 April 1957) is a Nigerian billionaire, who owns the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities. The company operates in

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Nefertiti

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Nefertiti- 1370 – ca. 1330 BC was an Egyptian queen and the Great Royal Wife (chief consort) of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. Nefertiti and her

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Hugh Masekela

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Hugh Ramopolo Masekela was born on April 4, 1939, in Witbank, South Africa. He began singing and playing piano as a child. But at age

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Haile Gebrselassie

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Haile GebrselassieHaile Gebrselassie was born April 18, 1973 in Asella, Arsi Province, Ethiopia. He is an Olympic and world champion. Winning two Olympic gold medals at

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Miko Rwayitare, Visionary Entrepreneur

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On September 25, 2010, African Leadership Academy hosted its first annual "Africa's Unsung Heroes" day, an event designed to highlight the significant contributions made to

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Emeka Nkem Mba, Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission

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Emeka Nkem Mba, recently appointed the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is considered by many of his peers as a leading visionary

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Dobet Gnahoré, Ivorian, Musician

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Dobet Gnahoré (born June 17, 1982) is a singer from the Côte d'Ivoire. She settled in Marseille in 1999 due to the Civil War. Her

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Liya Kebede, Ethiopian, Supermodel

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Liya Kebede (Amharic: ሊያ ከበደ?) (born January 3, 1978) is an Ethiopian model, maternal health advocate, clothing designer and actress who has appeared three times

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Alek Wek, 34, Sudanese, Supermodel

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Alek Wek (born 16 April 1977) is a South Sudanese British model who first appeared on the catwalks at the age of 18 in 1995,

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Samuel Eto'o, Cameroonian, Soccer Player

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With lightning pace and a deadly eye for goal, Samuel Eto'o has established himself as one of the world's best strikers and is the highest

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Khaled Hadj Ibrahim, Algerian, Musician

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Khaled Haj Ibrahim, alias Cheb Khaled is an Algerian artist born in the Suburbs of Sidi Elhawari in the town of Oran on February 29,1960.

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Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopian, Athlete

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Haile Gebrselassie, a long-distance runner, was born on April 18, 1973 in Asella, Arsi Province, Ethiopia and currently lives in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. His

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Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwean, Musician

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Biography Mtukudzi began performing in 1977 when he joined the Wagon Wheels, a band that also featured Thomas Mapfumo. Their single, "Dzandimomotera", went gold and Tuku's

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Toumani Diabaté, Malian, Musician

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Toumani Diabaté (born August 10, 1965) is a Malian kora player. In addition to performing the traditional music of Mali, he has also been involved

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Kwame Nkrumah

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(born September 1909, Nkroful, Gold Coastdied April 27, 1972, Bucharest, Rom.) Nationalist leader and president of Ghana (196066). Nkrumah worked as a teacher before going

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Julius Nyerere

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Julius Kambarage Nyerere (13 April 1922 – 14 October 1999) was a Tanzanian politician who served as the first President of Tanzania and previously Tanganyika,

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Amanda Coetzer

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As a biography, Amanda Coetzer, nicknamed The Little Assassin, was born on October 22, 1971 in Hoopstad, South Africa. Coetzer began playing tennis at the

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Helen Folasade Adu

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By mixing elements of soul, pop, jazz and R&B, Sade and her band have sold 50 million records worldwide since their Diamond Life album debut

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Charlize Theron

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A violent childhood compelled her to succeed and when she won an Oscar, Theron knew she'd made it. How did the beautiful blonde shake off

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Wangari Muta Maathai

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Wangari Muta Maathai was born in Nyeri, Kenya (Africa) in 1940. The first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree. Wangari

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Thabo Mbeki

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Born the son of longtime anti-apartheid activist and African National Congress party leader, Thabo Mbeki entered the political life early. His talks with South African's

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Frederik Willem de Klerk

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Frederik Willem de Klerk was born in Johannesburg on March 18, 1936. He is the son of Senator Jan de Klerk, a leading politician, who

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Nnamdi Azikiwe

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Nnamdi Azikiwe,  (born Nov. 16, 1904, Zungeru, Nigeria—died May 11, 1996, Enugu), first president of independent Nigeria (1963–66). Azikiwe attended various grammar and high schools in

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Kofi Annan

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Kofi A. Annan of Ghana, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, is the first to be elected from the ranks of UN staff. His

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