Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

The celebrated West African statesman, President Houphouet Boigny of the Ivory Coast, was born on October 18, 1905 in the village of Yamoussockro, not many miles from the birthplace of President Kwame Nkrumah, just across the border Boigny, in the Baoul language...
Guinea

Guinea

Sekou Toure, President of the Republic of Guinea, is a dynamic politician, who traces his ancestry from Emperor Almamy Samory Toure, the great national hero of the Guineans, who heroically fought against the French until 1898. One of seven children of a farmer, he...
Ghana

Ghana

Dr. Nkrumah, President of the Republic of Ghana, First Citizen and Founder of the State, was born in a small village in Western Ghana in 1909. He was educated in a Catholic Mission school, and became a pupil teacher. Later on, he joined Achimota College and received...
Gabon

Gabon

Mr. Leon M’Ba, chief of state, and President of the Gabon Republic was born in 1902 in Libreville. He studied in a Catholic school and wound up in the College de Sainte Marie. President M’Ba is extremely intelligent, able and at the same time far-sighted....
Ethiopia

Ethiopia

No observer of present day Ethiopia can fail to be inspired by the high ideal, vigilance, dedication, and far-sightedness of Emperor Haile Selassie I; architect and builder of the nation.A descendant of the oldest and longest line of royalty in recorded history, Ras...
Egypt

Egypt

President Gamal Abdel Nasser was born in January 1918 at Benimor in Upper Egypt. He was educated in Cairo, and after one year’s reading of Law at the University, he transferred to the military academy in 1937. He began his military career as sub-lieutenant at...