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Abebe Bikila

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — African Studies.

1932–1973 Ethiopian runner who won two Olympic gold medals in the marathon.

Abebe Bikila was born in Mout, Ethiopia. Before competing as a runner he was a member of the ...

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Abeokuta, Nigeria

Eric Bennett.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 314 words.

The Egba leader Sodeke founded Abeokuta around 1830 as a settlement for a group of refugees from the collapse of

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Abeokuta, Nigeria

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Capital of Ogun State, in southwestern Nigeria.

The Egba leader Sodeke founded Abeokuta around 1830 as a settlement for a group of refugees from the collapse of the Oyo Kingdom. ...

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Abid Mohamed Medoun Hondo

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

1936–Expatriate Mauritanian film director whose films focus on the experiences of Africans abroad.

The son of farmers, Med Hondo was raised in the Atar region of Mauritania on the...

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Abidjan

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Largest city and chief seaport in Côte d’Ivoire, located in the southeastern part of the country.

The cultural and economic center of the Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan surrounds the Ébrié...

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Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Elizabeth Heath.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 585 words.

The cultural and economic center of the Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan surrounds the Ébrié Lagoon on the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf

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Abiola, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (1937–1998)

Okey Ndibe.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 567 words.

On June 12 1993, the popular businessman Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola won a long-awaited presidential election in Nigeria,

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Abolition

Christopher Schmidt-Nowara.

in Latin American Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies; History of the Americas. 9071 words.

The abolition of slavery in Latin America took place between the Wars of Independence of the 1810s and 1820s and the 1880s when slavery was finally suppressed in Cuba (in 1886) and Brazil...

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Aboriginal Sovereignty

Larissa Behrendt.

in Sovereignty

November 2012; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 5595 words.

This chapter discusses Aboriginal sovereignty, which covers a spectrum of claims that can be conceptualized into three categories: equality rights, indigenous rights, and empowerment...

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