Congo

Congo

Mr. Fulbert Youlou, the stocky, jovial and friendly President of the Republic of the Congo, was born on June 1, 1917 at the town of Moumbouolo, to the west of Brazzaville. At the age of 12, he entered a seminary at Brazzaville. Proving himself a good and intelligent...
Chad

Chad

President Francois Tombalbaye, who serves his country as President, Prime Minister, and Minister of Defense and Justice, was born at Bedaya in 1918. The deep scars on his face bear his tribe’s distinguishing marks. After the Second World War, he became a...
Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Mr. David Dacko, President of the Central African Republic was born in 1930, at Bouchia in the district of M’Baiki in the southern part of the Central African Republic. He was educated up to secondary school level in Bambari, and then in the Republic of the...
Cameroon

Cameroon

President Ahamadou Ahidjo of the Cameroon, was born in 1924 in Garoua in the Benoue region. After primary and secondary schooling, he attended the Ecole Superieur d’Administration in Yaounde. From then on, he worked in the telegraph office and during World War...
Burundi

Burundi

His Majesty Mwami Mwambusta IV of the Kingdom of Burundi was born in the town of Murwvya in 1912. At the age of three, when his father Mutaga died, he succeeded him to the royal thrown, and ruled through the aid of a regent council. Both the Germans and the Belgians...
Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta)

Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta)

H. E. Maurice Yameogo, President of the Council of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Upper Volta, was born in 1921 in the town of Koudougou. After completing his secondary school studies at Pabret, he began his career as a teacher. Of the...