Hamani Diori (1916-1989)

Hamani Diori was the first President of Niger. He was born June 6, 1916, in Soudoure, Niger, French West Africa. His father was a public health officer. After attending local schools, he went to the William Ponty Teacher Training College in Dakar, Senegal. After completing … Read MoreHamani Diori (1916-1989)

La David Terrence Johnson (1992-2017)

La David Terrence Johnson was an African American Army Sergeant, vehicle mechanic, and father who was killed in the Tongo Tongo Ambush on October 4, 2017 in the West African nation of Niger, alongside three other American soldiers, Staff Sergeants Bryan Black, Jeremiah Johnson, and Dustin … Read MoreLa David Terrence Johnson (1992-2017)

C. Payne Lucas (1933– )

“Image Ownership: Dudley M. Brooks/Washington Post” C. Payne Lucas, who co-founded Africare in 1970, established the largest and oldest predominately African American non-governmental organization (NGO). Since its founding, Africare has invested over $1 billion development-related projects in thirty-five African nations.  Lucas has spent half a … Read MoreC. Payne Lucas (1933– )

Tulinabo Salama Mushingi (1957 – )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Dr. Tulinabo S. Mushingi was the U.S. Ambassador to the West African nation of Burkina Faso.  After nomination by President Barack Obama and his confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Mushingi arrived in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, and began serving … Read MoreTulinabo Salama Mushingi (1957 – )