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Encyclopaedia Africana K April 7, 2021 KOFI ANNAN

On January 1, 1997, Kofi Annan became the Secretary-General of the United Nations. He served a second five year term beginning in 2002. Annan is the first Secretary-General to have been appointed from a UN staff position.

Encyclopaedia Africana K April 3, 2021 KEMI BADENOCH

“When I saw my British passport, it was like Willy Wonka’s golden ticket. It was amazing, a very special privilege to be a citizen of this country. Many people use citizenship as an international travel document, but to me it was much more than that. I think of this country with affection, feeling, loyalty. Its values make it special.”

Encyclopaedia Africana K February 25, 2021 KANYE WEST

In terms of Grammys, in 2005 alone he was nominated 10 times.  From awards, to records sold, to critical acclaim, he is one of the most recognized, successful, and celebrated rap artists in music history.

Encyclopaedia Africana K February 14, 2021 AFRICAN KINGDOMS: KUSH. Rival to Egypt, the Nubian kingdom of Kush exuded power and gold

Adorned with tall, slender pyramids, the wealthy Nile city of Meroë was the seat of power of Kush, an ancient kingdom and rival to Egypt.

Encyclopaedia Africana K February 7, 2021 KELSO COCHRANE MURDER & THE AFTERMATH, 1959

Kelso Cochrane moved to London from Antigua in 1954, where he settled in Notting Hill and worked as a carpenter. He planned to study law and was saving money earned from his work to pay for his tuition fees.

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Encyclopaedia Africana K October 6, 2020 KOFI BADU/CUFFY

more than 2,500 enslaved Africans working here revolted against the outright injustices meted out to them. And at the forefront of this massive revolt was Cuffy, the Akan man brought to Guyana to work on the sugar plantations.

Encyclopaedia Africana K September 12, 2020 KOFFEE

“I want to bring positive change to the world because I think the world needs that more than just individual success”

Encyclopaedia Africana K September 3, 2020 KENDRICK LAMAR

Lamar has a lot of good memories of Compton as a kid: riding bikes, doing back flips off friends’ roofs, sneaking into the living room during his parents’ house parties.

Encyclopaedia Africana K September 2, 2020 THE KENYA LAND AND FREEDOM ARMY (MAU-MAU)

. “We went on and on and on; we did not want to leave [the struggle] until [the British] came to understand that this country belongs to the Kenyan Africans.”

Encyclopaedia Africana K August 23, 2020 KEN SARO-WIWA

He led a peaceful movement for the environmental and human rights of Nigeria’s Ogoni people whose oil-rich land has been exploited by multinational oil companies.

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