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Abdurahman, Abdullah

Bill Nasson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; Medicine and Health. 1821 words.

Abdurahman, Abdullah (1872–1940), political leader and physician, was born on 18 December 1872 in Wellington, a country town in south-western Cape Colony, the eldest son of the nine...

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Al-Nahas, Mustafa

Michael T. Thornhill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1706 words.

Al-Nahas, Mustafa (1879–1965), prime minister of Egypt, was born on 15 June 1879 in Samanud, in the Gharbiyya province of Egypt's Nile delta, where his father was a timber merchant. He...

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Amin, Idi

M. Louise Pirouet.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics. 3504 words.

Amin, Idi (c. 1924–2003), president of Uganda, was born about 1924 in Koboko in north-western Uganda to Muslim parents. His mother was a Kakwa; his father is said to have been Nubian, a...

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Appiah, Joseph Emmanuel [Joe]

Richard Rathbone.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1066 words.

Appiah, Joseph Emmanuel [Joe] (1918–1990), politician in Ghana, was born in Kumasi, Gold Coast, on 16 November 1918, the son of James W. K. Appiah, schoolmaster, and his wife, Adoma. He...

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Awolowo, Obafemi

J. D. Y. Peel.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics. 1437 words.

Awolowo, Obafemi (1909–1987), politician in Nigeria, was born on 6 March 1909 at Ikenne, a small town about 40 miles from Lagos, in Ijebu Remo division, the son of David Sopolu Awolowo (d....

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Azikiwe, Nnamdi [known as Zik]

Ashley Jackson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; Journalism. 1470 words.

Azikiwe, Nnamdi [known as Zik] (1904–1996), journalist and president of Nigeria, was born in Zungeru, Northern Nigeria, on 16 November 1904, the son of Obed-Edom Chukwuemeka Azikiwe (c.1854...

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Bailey, Sir Abraham [Abe], first baronet

Maryna Fraser.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; Banking. 1599 words.

Bailey, Sir Abraham [Abe], first baronet (1864–1940), financier and politician in South Africa, was born at Cradock, Cape Colony, on 6 November 1864, the only son of Thomas Bailey (d. 1905)...

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Bain, James Thompson

Jonathan Hyslop.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; African Politics. 1842 words.

Bain, James Thompson (1860–1919), trade unionist in South Africa, was born at Dudhope Crescent, Dundee, on 6 March 1860, the third child of Andrew Bain and his wife, Eliza, née Thomson. His...

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Ballinger [née Hodgson], (Violet) Margaret Livingstone

F. A. Mouton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Politics; Education. 1465 words.

Ballinger [née Hodgson], (Violet) Margaret Livingstone (1894–1980), university teacher and politician in South Africa, was born at 4 Waverley Terrace, Glasgow, on 11 January 1894, the third...

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Bambatha ka Mancinza

P. S. Thompson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; African History; African Politics. 1237 words.

Bambatha ka Mancinza (1865/6–1906), chief and rebel in Natal, was born in 1865 or 1866 in the Umvoti division of the British colony of Natal. He was the son of the chief Mancinza (also...

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