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Online Encyclopedia: Global African History, People

The following are short descriptions of individuals, places and events which have contributed to the shaping of global African history. These encyclopedia entries serve as a starting point for much more inclusive descriptions and discussions that appear in other sources. For additional information please consult the print or website sources cited in the entry.



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Hoost, Petra (1976- )People
25th Dynasty, Ancient Egypt (ca. 746 BC to 653 BC) People
Abbott, Anderson Ruffin (1837-1913)People
Abbott, Diane (1953- )People
Abdel-Nasser, Gamal Hussein (1918–1970)People
Abrahams, Peter (1919-- )People
Achebe, Chinua (1930-2013)People
Ajala, Godwin O. (1968–2001)People
al-Sadat, Muhammad Anwar (1918-1981)People
Al-Shabaab (2006- )People
Aleijadinho (Antonio Francisco Lisboa, 1738-1814) People
Alexander, Lincoln MacCauley (1922-2012)People
Alfonso I [King] (?- 1543)People
Ali, Ayaan Hirsi (1969- )People
Ali, Duse Mohamad (1866-1945) People
Alioune Diop (1910-1980)People
Allen, Damon (1963- )People
Amatore, Michele (1826?-1883)People
Amazons (Ahosi) of DahomeyPeople
Ambar, Malik (1548--1626)People
Americo-LiberiansPeople
Amin (Dada), Idi (1925-2003)People
Amo, Anton Wilhelm (1703? -1753)People
Annan, Kofi A. (1938-- )People
Armatrading, Joan (1950-- )People
Awolowo, Obafemi (1909-1985)People
Aynaw, Yityish “Titi” (1992- )People
Azikiwe, Benjamin Nnamdi "Zik" (1904-1996)People
Ba, Mariama (1929-1981)People
Baca, Susana (1944- )People
Badin, Adolf (1747-1822)People
Baker, Josephine (1906-1975)People
Balewa, Sir Abubakar Tafawa (1912-1966)People
Bamako, Mali (11th Century-- )People
Banda, Dr. Hastings Kamuzu (c. 1896-1997)People
Baquaqua, Mahommah Gardo (1824?-1857?)People
Barnes, Emery (1929-1998)People
Barr, Epsy Campbell (1963- )People
Barrow, Adama (1965- )People
Barrow, Dean Oliver (1951- )People
Bashir, Omar Hassan Ahmad al- (1944 - )People
Bassey, Shirley (1937– )People
Beah, Ishmael (1980– )People
Belizean KriolsPeople
Bell Smith, Leopoldine Emma Doualla (1939– )People
Belle, Dido Elizabeth (1761-1804)People
Bellegarde, Dantès (1877-1966)People
Belley-Mars, Jean-Baptiste (1747?–1805?)People
Bello, Alhaji (Sir) Ahmadu (1910-1966)People
Bibb, Henry (1815-1854)People
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