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António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017. Having witnessed the suffering of the most vulnerable people on earth, in refugee camps and in war zones, the Secretary-General is determined to make human dignity the core of his work, and to serve as a peace broker, a bridge-builder …

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Thomas Jefferson, a Brief Biography (Born April 13, 1743, at Shadwell, Virginia; died July 4, 1826, Monticello) Miniature portrait of Jefferson (1788) by John Trumbull Thomas Jefferson — author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia …

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19th century CONSORTIUM NEWS – In the late 19th Century, Samuel Bush moved to Ohio from Orange, New Jersey, where he had attended the nearby Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. He made the first big move in his manufacturing career as an engineer with Buckeye Steel Castings Company, which produced gun barrels and railroad …

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Biography A historical sketch of President Gamal Abdel-Nasser By: Dr. Hoda Gamal Abdel-Nasser Elementary Education Secondary Education Military Career Free Officers Movement Statement of the Revolution Nasser as Chairman of the Revolution Command Council House of Gamal Abdel Nasser in Alexandria district Bacchus Gamal Abdel-Nasser was born on the 15 January 1918, at 18 Qanawat …

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Born: April 10, 1957 (age 59), Kano, Nigeria Net worth: 14.5 billion USD (2016) Forbes Education: Al-Azhar University Children: Halima Dangote Mariya, Fatima, Abdulrahman Fasasi (adopted) Organization founded: Dangote Group Siblings: Sani Dangote Parent(s): Hajia. Mariya Sanusi Dantata (mother) Mohammed Dangote (father) Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man and world’s richest black man, founded and chairs Dangote …

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Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician serving as the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office, as well as the first president born outside of the continental United States. His story is the American story — values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in …

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Sun Yat-sen was a Chinese revolutionary, first president and founding father of the Republic of China, and medical practitioner. Born: November 12, 1866, Nanlang, China Died: March 12, 1925, Beijing, China Succeeded by: Yuan Shikai Education: Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese (1892) Spouse: Soong Ching-ling (m. 1915–1925), Kaoru Otsuki (m. 1903–1906), Lu Muzhen …

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Josiah Mwangi Kariuki (21 March 1929 – 2 March 1975) was a Kenyan socialist politician during the administration of the Jomo Kenyatta government. He held different government positions from 1963, when Kenya became an independent country, to 1975, when he was assassinated. He left behind three wives and many children. He was popularly known as …

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Thomas Joseph Odhiambo “Tom” Mboya was a Kenyan trade unionist, educationist, Pan Africanist, author, freedom fighter, Cabinet Minister and one of the founding fathers of the Republic of Kenya. Born: August 15, 1930, Thika, Kenya Assassinated: July 5, 1969, Nairobi, Kenya Education: Ruskin College Party: Kenya African National Union Children: Susan Mboya Books: Freedom and …

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Võ Nguyên Giáp was a General in the Vietnam People’s Army and a politician. Giap is considered one of the greatest military strategists of all time. Born: August 25, 1911, Lệ Thủy District, Vietnam Died: October 4, 2013, Hanoi, Vietnam Service/branch: People’s Army of Vietnam Battles and wars: World War II, First Indochina War, Vietnam …

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