Chika Okeke-Agulu is an Igbo-Nigerian artist, curator. His awards include: Honorable Mention, The Arnold Rubin Outstanding Publication (triennial) Award (Arts Council of African Studies Association, 2017), Distinguished Alumnus Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts (The College of Arts, University of South Florida, Tampa, 2016), The Melville J. Herskovits Prize for the most important scholarly work in African Studies published in English during the preceding year (African Studies Association, 2016). Chika Okeke-Agulu Biography and Profile.
Abdalla Hamdok, born 1956 in south-central Kordofan province. Studied at a Sudanese military academy and later in Egypt and Jordan. Hamdok was sworn in as Sudan’s new Prime Minister on Wednesday 21 August 2019 as leader of a transitional government. “I think he knows how to get in through the system, much more than anyone else who tried before,” said Sayed Ahmed. Abdalla Hamdok Biography and Profile.
Ken Okoth, born 1978, was raised in the Kibera slums of Nairobi. In 2005, Ken earned his Masters of Arts Degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington DC. He was a teacher, coach, mentor, director, and professor at various institutions including the Potomac School, Georgetown University, the University of Dar es Salaam, and the Children of Kibera Foundation. Kenneth Okoth Biography and Profile.
Hannibal Barca was born in Carthage (present-day Tunisia) in approximately 247 B.C. He was the son of Carthaginian general Hamilcar Barca (Barca meaning “thunderbolt”). After Carthage’s defeat by the Romans in the First Punic War in 241 B.C, Hamilcar devoted himself to improving both his and Carthage’s fortunes. At an early age, he took Hannibal to Spain and made him swear eternal hostility toward the Roman Empire. Hannibal Barca Biography and Profile.
Fresno State Professor Randa Jarrar was born in Chicago in 1978 to Egyptian mother and Palestinian father. She’s an ward-winning American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and translator of several Arabic short stories and a novel. Her book, Him, Me, Muhammad Ali, won an American Book Award, a PEN Oakland Award, and a Story Prize Spotlight Award. Jarrar has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, Hedgebrook, and others. Randa Jarrar Biography and Profile.
Kim Yong Chol, born 1946, a former spymaster often referred to as Kim Jong-un’s right-hand man, emerged as North Korea’s lead negotiator in recent talks with the US. Kim Yong-chol, who holds the rank of general, is vice-chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee and director of the United Front Department, which is responsible for relations with South Korea. His many positions in party and government make him one of the most powerful people in North Korea, according to the website North Korea Leadership Watch. Kim Yong-Chol biography and profile.
Alaa Salah declares: “I’m very glad that my photo let people around the world know about the revolution in Sudan. Since the beginning of the uprising I have been going out every day and participating in the demonstrations because my parents raised me to love our home. I will not bow down. My voice can not be suppressed.” More about Alaa Salah biography and profile.
Peter Tabichi (Peter Mokaya Tabichi), born 1982, is a Kenyan science teacher and Franciscan friar at the Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani Village. Peter Tabichi is the winner of the 2019 Global Teacher Prize. Peter Tabichi is a science teacher who gives away 80% of his monthly income to help the poor. Peter Mokaya Tabichi Biography and Profile.
Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa between August and October 1451. His father was a weaver and small-time merchant. Columbus has a controversial legacy—he is remembered as a daring and path-breaking explorer who transformed the New World, yet his actions also unleashed changes that would eventually devastate the native populations he and his fellow explorers encountered. Christopher Columbus biography and profile.
Emma Corrin from Tunbridge Wells in Kent graduated from Cambridge University. Her acting credits so far include an episode of Grantchester in 2018, in which she played a character called Esther Carter. Netflix confirmed that actress Emma Corrin will join the Season 4 cast of “The Crown,” playing Lady Diana Spencer, the eventual ill-fated future wife of Prince Charles. Read Emma Corrin Biography and Profile.