politician and businessman, was born on 5 October 1963 in the town of Pweto in the southern province of Katanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC The full details of his family background are not known but they belonged to the Bemba ethnic minority community Katumba Mwanke went to the primary school in Pweto and then continued his education at the Imara secondary school in the Katangese provincial capital of Lubumbashi After graduation from Imara Katumba Mwanke attended the University of Kinshasa in the nation s capital where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering in the 1980s Katumba Mwanke s facility for mathematics ultimately led him away from the academic world and into finance Like many other Congolese Katumba Mwanke immigrated to South Africa to further his career The Equator HSBC bank hired him there At the bank Katumba Mwanke s formidable negotiation skills and ...
Heidi L. Scott Giusto
Victoria Woodhull was an advocate of humanitarian and social reform, free love, and spiritualism, positions that brought her considerable notoriety. She ran in the 1872 election on the ticket of the newly formed Equal Rights Party, with Frederick Douglass as her vice presidential running mate. Douglass, who was nominated without consent, did not attend the convention. Years later, in 1887, the two finally met in Rome and had a pleasant encounter.
Instability and turmoil marked Woodhull's life. Born in Homer, Ohio, she received only three years of education in her hometown's Methodist church. Public pressure forced Reuben Buckman Claflin, Woodhull's alcoholic father, to move his family from Homer after coming under suspicion for intentionally setting fire to a gristmill he owned. In 1853 Victoria Claflin wed Canning Woodhull, but the couple divorced in 1865 after having two children During her marriage to Canning Woodhull she became ...