Biographies of Historical Figures
Luís de Almeida Cabral
A Biography of the Guinea-Bissau Leader Luís Cabral
Idi Amin Timeline
Key Events in the Life of Idi Amin Dada.
Étienne Gnassingbé Eyadéma
Étienne Gnassingbé Eyadéma Biography. Part 1 -- President of a One-Party State.
Étienne Gnassingbé Eyadéma cont.
Part 2 -- Growing Demands for Democracy.
Sir Seretse Khama
Sir Seretse Khama, the first president of Botswana and a highly regarded nationalist leader, guided his country to political and economic independence.
Idi Amin Dada
Idi Amin, who became known as the 'Butcher of Uganda' for his brutal, despotic rule whilst president of country in the 1970s, is possibly the most notorious of all Africa's post-independence dictators.
Biography of the environmental and human rights activist, and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai. Part 1: Early Life and Career.
Biography of Wangari Maathai. Part 2: Activism.
Sylvanus Épiphanio Olympio
Sylvanus Épiphanio Olympio was a nationalist leader in German (later French) Togoland, the first president of the newly independent Republic of Togo (27 April 1960 - 13 January 1963), and the first sub-Saharan, post-independence president to be assassinated.
Biography of Wangari Maathai. Part 3: Politics.
Thomas Joseph Mboya
Tom Mboya was a Kenyan trade unionist and statesman. Earmarked as Jomo Kenyatta's successor, Mboya was assassinated six years into independence, sparking tribal unrest between Kenyatta's Kikuyu supporters and Mboya's Luo.
Herman Animba Toivo ja Toivo
Herman Toivo ja Toivo, one of the co-founders of the South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO), may be considered to be the father of the Namibian independence struggle. Toivo stayed in South West Africa to face imprisonment...
Photo Gallery of African Leaders
Browse through this photo gallery of African Leaders.
Danie Theron -- Hero of the Anglo-Boer War
Danie Theron was a true patriot -- believing in the just and divine right of the Boer to stand against British interference.
Julius Kambarage Nyerere
A Biography of Julius Kambarage Nyerere, the father of Tanzania.
Life and Times of Cetshwayo kaMpande, King of the Zulus
Find out more about the life and times of Cetshwayo kaMpande, how he became king of the Zulus, and how he faced internal rivalry and conflict with the Boers and the British.
John Garang de Mabior
Colonel John Garang de Mabior was a Sudanese rebel leader and founder of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) which fought a 22 year civil war against the northern dominated, Islamist Sudanese Government. Was made vice president of Sudan on the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005, shortly before his death.
Founder and leader of the Sudanese rebel group Anya Nya.
Senzangakhona kaJama was a Zulu chief who's claim to fame is as father of Zulu kings Shaka, Dingane, and Mpande, and as grandfather to Cetshwayo.
Biography of Mpande kaSenzangakhona
Mpande kaSenzangakhona was king of the Zulu nation from 1840 to 1872 (longest reigning of all Zulu kings).