Victoria Eugenia Santa Cruz Gamarra (1922-2014)

Victoria Eugenia Santa Cruz Gammara is widely considered the mother of Afro-Peruvian dance. Victoria Santa Cruz was born in Lima, Peru, on October 27, 1922, to a large Peruvian family of 10 children. Her father was Nicomedes Santa Cruz Aparicio, and her mother, Victoria Gamma … Read MoreVictoria Eugenia Santa Cruz Gamarra (1922-2014)

Denis Mukwege (1955- )

Dr. Denis Mukwege is a Nobel Prize-winning gynecologist, human rights activist, and Pentecostal pastor from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He specializes in the treatment of women who have experienced sexual violence during armed conflicts. The recipient of numerous international honors and awards, … Read MoreDenis Mukwege (1955- )

Bertin Mampaka ( Bertin Mankamba Mankamba) (1957- )

Belgian parliamentarian Bertin Mampaka was born in the capital city of Kinshasa in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), on April 6, 1957. He is the son of a traditional Kasai chief and politician. Early on Mampaka exhibited a penchant … Read MoreBertin Mampaka ( Bertin Mankamba Mankamba) (1957- )