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Abacha, Sani

Abacha, Sani (1943–1998)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

Sani Abacha attended primary and secondary school in his home state of Kano and then joined the army in 1962

Abacus

Abacus   Reference library

Margaret SANKEY

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

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Current Version:
2016
Considered to be the first computer, the abacus has been used since ancient times by a number of civilizations for basic arithmetical calculations. It is still used as a ... More
Abd al-Qadir

Abd al-Qadir (1807–1883)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

Considered a hero of anticolonial resistance by many contemporary Algerians, Abd al-Qadir created an Arab-Berber alliance to oppose French expansion

Abd Allah ibn Yasin

Abd Allah ibn Yasin   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

The Almoravids movement of Abd Allah ibn Yasin conquered parts of northwestern Africa and later Spain during the eleventh and

Abé

Abé   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

The Abé, numbering around 200,000, mostly live in the Agboville region of Côte d’Ivoire. One of some five dozen

Abeokuta, Nigeria

Abeokuta, Nigeria   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

The Egba leader Sodeke founded Abeokuta around 1830 as a settlement for a group of refugees from the collapse of

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

The cultural and economic center of the Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan surrounds the Ébrié Lagoon on the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf

Abiola, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale

Abiola, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (1937–1998)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

On June 12 1993, the popular businessman Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola won a long-awaited presidential election in Nigeria,

Abortion

Abortion   Reference library

Carole R. McCann

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

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2013

The legal status of abortion in the United States has undergone dramatic shifts, while its practice has been consistent. Throughout

Abrahams, Peter

Abrahams, Peter (1919–)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

The son of an Ethiopian father and a mother of French and African descent, Peter Abrahams was considered “Coloured” in

Abron

Abron   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

The Abron inhabit the borderlands of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Burkina Faso. They speak a Niger-Congo language and

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism   Reference library

Erika Doss

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

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2013

A dominant style of art in America from the end of World War II to the early 1960s. Abstract Expressionism

Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

The town of Abuja was founded by the Hausa Zazzua dynasty and conquered by the Fulani during their early-eighteenth-century jihad

Academia Sinica

Academia Sinica   Reference library

CHANG Jui-te

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

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2016
Academia Sinica is the leading academic institution of Taiwan and plays a major role in the field of Chinese studies. Its graduate program recruits students for its eleven PhD ... More
Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom   Reference library

Neil W. Hamilton

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

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2013

The American tradition of academic freedom drew inspiration from the German concept of Lehrfreiheit, the statutory rights of professors

Accra, Ghana

Accra, Ghana   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

The political, economic, and cultural center of Ghana, Accra occupies a flat, level plain on the Atlantic coast. Originally

Achebe, Chinua

Achebe, Chinua (1930–)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

Chinua Achebe once described his writing as an attempt to set the historical record straight by showing “that African people

Acholi

Acholi   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

The Acholi people live mostly in the Acholi district of Uganda, an 18,000-sq-km (11,000-sq-mi) savanna plateau. While 43 percent of

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in Africa: An Interpretation

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in Africa: An Interpretation   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010
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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a fatal disease caused by the slow-acting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Acrobatics

Acrobatics   Reference library

Jonathan NOBLE

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

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2016
Chinese acrobatics, called “variety art” (zaji) in Chinese, is one of the most widely viewed types of Chinese cultural performance. The acrobatic acts seen today are packaged ... More

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