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Abbe Alexis Kagame

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Kagame, philosopher, linguist, and historian, was born in 1912 in Kiyanza, Rwanda. A member of the traditional Tutsi royalty, Kagame was educated in the local minor and major seminaries...

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Abd Allah ibn Yasin

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Died 1059? Islamic scholar and one of the founders of the Almoravids movement; also known as Abdullah b. Yasin al-Gazuli and Abdallah ibn Rasin.

The Almoravids movement of Abd...

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Abd al-Qadir

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — African Studies.

(d. 1883)

Algerian independence leader, Sufi mystic, and poet. Born in Algeria to a notable Moroccan family. Became involved in the Algerian independence movement after the French...

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Abdias Nascimento

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

An Afro-Brazilian scholar and writer, Abdias do Nascimento was born on 14 March 1914 in Franca, in Sao Paulo State, Brazil. His grandparents were slaves from Africa. After slavery was ...

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Abdou Diouf

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — African Studies.

(b. 7 Mar. 1935).

President of Senegal 1981–2000 Born in Louga, he was educated at the University of Dakar, and graduated in law from the University of Paris. Upon his return to...

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Abé

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Ethnic group of the Côte d’Ivoire, also known as the Abbe or Abbey.

The Abé, numbering around 200,000, mostly live in the Agboville region of Côte d’Ivoire. One of some ...

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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

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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