6 greatest African leaders


1. Nelson Mandela

This leader may be the most famous in the history of Africa. Mandela studied law at the South African Native College.

In 1944, he jointed the ANC, and became the leader of the group’s Youth League.

Mandela established the first South African all-black law

2 . Haile Sellasie

The future Emperor of Ethiopia was born to rule, being the son of Ras (Prince) Makonnen, who served as the Chief Adviser for Emperor Menilek II.

3. Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame was raised a Roman Catholic who began his career as a teacher at Roman Catholic schools upon graduation from Achimota College in 1930.

Soon after, he grew a liking toward politics, moving to the United States to study at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

His primary studies included socialism, Marxism, and nationalism.

4. Julius Nyerere

Julius Nyerere has made a lot of history in Africa, being the first Prime Minister of the independent Tanganyika, and then the first President of Tanzania.

The future leader graduated from Makerere College in Uganda.

5. Jomo Kenyatta

Kenyatta was the first Kenyan president who furthered honed his political skills as he attended school in Moscow, Russia.

He studied politics at the Communist University of the Toilers of the East.

6. Kenneth Kaunda

He moved to Tanganyika in the mid-1940’s to continue his teachings.

Upon returning to Zambia in 1949, Kaunda served as an interpreter and adviser for African affairs to Sir Stewart Gore-Browne.


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