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Jeremy Rich

Congolese political leader, was born on 31 December 1938 in the small village of Ombele, near Owando (Fort-Rousset under French rule) in the northern region of the Republic of Congo. His father was Dominique Osséré m’Opomo and his mother was Antoinette Mboualé-Abemba. His father was a relative of the chief of the village and a veteran of the French army. Ngouabi attended primary school in Owando from 1947 to 1953. He enrolled on 14 September 1953 at the General Leclerc school for the children of veterans located in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of the Congo. Ngouabi graduated and enrolled in the French military in 1957.

First stationed at the massive French military base in Bouar now in the Central African Republic Ngouabi soon was deployed and saw military action Instead of serving in the French colonial effort in Algeria like many of his compatriots Ngouabi was transferred ...


Cyril Daddieh

Ivorian teacher, trade unionist, war veteran, deputy, mayor, spiritual leader, senator, cabinet minister, and wealthy planter/businessman, was born on 23 January 1920 in Jacqueville, not far from Abidjan. His father had served as a customs official in Abidjan. He attended primary school in Grand Bassam and then the École Normale Supérieur William Ponty in Senegal from 1937 to 1940. He taught for two years before joining the French war effort in 1942. He was deployed in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany and was awarded the Croix de Guerre for bravery. After his military service in the French army ended in 1946 he returned home to teach in Aboisso As an ethnic Alladian Yacé was widely recognized as the spiritual leader as well as the titular political representative of the 3A Alladian Aïzi Akouri located in the area around Abidjan between the lagoon and the sea Yet teachers ...