Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo, was born 5 March 1937. He was appointed by the UN as a special envoy for Africa in 2008. President Obasanjo is also Founder of the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation, a UK based charity that has a mission of advancing Human Security for All. More about Olusegun Obasanjo Biography and Profile.
General TY Danjuma GCON (Rtd), was born 9 December 1938. TY Danjuma Foundation is a private independent Nigerian philanthropic organisation committed to improving the quality of life of Nigerians. General TY Danjuma, GCON (Rtd.) has been recognised as the Leadership Person of the Year for 2011. Theophilus Danjuma married to Daisy Ehanire Danjuma. More about Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma Biography and Profile.
Born on May 11, 1906, Richard Overton was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army. When he celebrated his 111th birthday on May 11th, his community renamed the street he’s lived on for seven decades as Richard Overton Avenue. Richard Arvin Overton, America’s oldest World War II veteran and the third-oldest man in the world, died Thursday December 27, 2018 afternoon from pneumonia. He was 112 years old. Richard Arvin Overton 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.
Toussaint L’Ouverture born May 20, 1743, had a large, albeit indirect, influence on the end of slavery in the British Empire. By forcing British troops to withdraw in 1798, L’Ouverture showed British officers what determined military opponents enslaved people fighting for their freedom could be. Of the more than 20,000 British soldiers sent to St Domingue during five years of fighting, over 60% died during the conflict. François Toussaint Louverture Biography and Profile.
Many believe Prayuth’s coup was meant to ensure that Thailand’s elites remained in control during a sensitive time of royal succession. Thailand’s new King, Maha Vajiralongkorn, leads an unconventional lifestyle and does not command the same respect that his father did. Prayuth says simply that he took control to restore order. “I could not allow any further damage to be done to my country,” he says, with a dash of histrionics. “It was at the brink of destruction.”
Prayut Chan-o-cha was born on March 21 in Nakhon Ratchasima Province. Focused and driven by his commitment to serve the country, he joins the Army the moment he completes his studies. The General’s career starts at the 21st Infantry Regiment, commonly known as the “Queen’s Guard”. This is where he starts a series of training programs, dedicating his life to the wellbeing of Thailand and to protecting the Monarchy. Prayut Chan-o-cha biography and profile.
Thomas Sankara (Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara) was born on 21 December 1949 in the town of Yako in north-ern Burkina Faso. In an interview with Swiss journalist Jean-Philippe Rapp in 1985, he reflected on his experiences growing up dur-ing the end of the colonial period in Gaoua. He vividly remembered how, as a child, he yearned to ride a bicycle that belonged to his European primary-school principal’s chil-dren, a bicycle which none of the neighbour-hood children was allowed to use: The other children dreamed about this bicycle for months and months. We woke up thinking about it; we drew pictures
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.
Colin Powell was born on April 5, 1937, in Harlem, New York to Jamaican immigrants Luther and Maud Powell. This experience set him on a military career and gave him structure and direction in his life. He also focused on reinvigorating U.S. diplomacy through reforms in the Department of State’s organizational culture and an infusion of resources for personnel, information technology, security, and facilities. Colin Luther Powell biography and profile.
Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov, born 1 December 1896. He was conscripted into the Russian Imperial Army in 1915. From 1918 to 1920, he fought for the Red Army in the Russian Civil War. Stalin regarded Zhukov as a threat and demoted him to command the Odessa military district, far away from Moscow. After Stalin’s death, Zhukov returned to favour. Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov Biography and Profile.