Abebe Bikila, Marathon Runner

Abebe Bikila, Marathon Runner

ADF STAFF Abebe Bikila’s run to international fame started by accident. Abebe had wanted to run the marathon for Ethiopia in the 1960 Summer Olympics…

Read Article →
Léopold Sédar Senghor

Léopold Sédar Senghor

Léopold Sédar Senghor was an intellectual, a writer, a scholar, a statesman and the first president of Senegal. He wrote Senegal’s national anthem and said…

Read Article →
Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah

ADF STAFF Kwame Nkrumah was Ghana’s founding president and a leader who ascended to the heights of power and experienced the depths of failure. Today,…

Read Article →
A Soldier’s Voice Echoes through the Ages

A Soldier’s Voice Echoes through the Ages

A recently translated letter written 1,800 years ago shows that a Soldier’s life then was much like a Soldier’s life now. The Egyptian Soldier, Aurelius…

Read Article →
Askia the Great Presided Over an Expanding Empire

Askia the Great Presided Over an Expanding Empire

Muhammad Ture was a politician, a ruler, a conqueror and a businessman. In the late 15th century, he used his considerable skills to expand the…

Read Article →