Nigerian Army officer and politician, who served as the de facto president of Nigeria from 1993 to 1998. Abacha fought for Nigeria in the country's civil war against Biafra and rose through the army ranks. The Abacha regime came under worldwide condemnation after the execution of the Ogoni Nine including Ken Saro Wiwa. He was chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas). He died from a heart attack.
Medical doctor, politician and anti-apartheid activist. Father of Cissie Gool. First black person to be elected to the Cape Town City Council and the Cape Provincial Council. President of the African Political Organisation (APO). Posthumously awarded the Order for Meritorious Service: Class 1 (Gold) by Mandela in 1999, for his work against racial oppression.
A graduate of University of Cape Town(UCT), and holds a PhD in economics from Simon Fraser University, Canada. He taught at UCT for over 18 years and was professor of economics at UCT before joining Standard Bank as Group Chief Economist in 2000. He was extensively involved in economic and financial policy as well as institutional restructuring of South Africa’s public finance policy after 1994. Alongside active involvement in private equity investments in Africa, Iraj maintains a keen interest in public policy issues and is proactively engaged in professional discourses related to the evolving socio-economic system worldwide.
Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola was a Nigerian businessman, publisher and politician. Known for his out-spoken political stances, Abiola lobbied the United States and several European nations in 1992, demanding reparations for the enslavement of African people and recompense for the fortunes made in harvesting Africa's raw materials. He won the 1993 elections but was forced to go into hiding. He called for an uprising to force the military to recognize the 1993 vote and was arrested him on June 23. Moshood died in 1998, only days before his scheduled release from prison.
Retired Nigerian Army General who was Military Head of State from 9 June 1998 until 29 May 1999 who succeeded Sani Abacha. Led Nigeria’s contingent in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and eventually rose to the position of Chief of Defence Staff. Abubakar was one of the few generals in the Nigerian army who rose to the top without holding political office. He has held only command and military positions, and has, in general, stayed out of the political limelight. It was during his leadership that Nigeria adopted its new constitution in May 1999. Abubakar transferred power to president-elect Olusegun Obasanjo on May 29, 1999. He is retired and still lives in Nigeria.
Adams College is a school in South Africa. It was founded in 1853 at Amanzimtoti a settlement just over 20 miles south of Durban by an American missionary. The settlement there is known as Adams Mission. Source: Wikipedia
Dr. Adekeye Adebajo; exec. dir. of the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCP), Cape Town, since 2003; previous dir., Africa Programme, New York-based International Peace Institute, and adj. prof., Columbia Univ.'s School of International and Public Affairs; he served on UN missions in South Africa, Western Sahara, and Iraq; doctorate from Oxford Univ., Rhodes Scholar.