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Muammar al- Qaddafi

(b. 1942)

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Islamic fundamentalism

Islamic fundamentalism  

A disputed term, widely used in the US and to a lesser extent in Britain to denote any movement to favour strict observance of the teachings of the Qur'an and the Shari'a (Islamic Law). On the ...
James, Daniel

James, Daniel  

(1920–78) air force officer, born in Pensacola, Florida. James was the first black four-star general (1975), and served from the time of his promotion to that rank until shortly before ...
Jean-Bédel Bokassa

Jean-Bédel Bokassa  

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(1921–96)President of the Central African Republic (1966–76); emperor of the Central African Empire (1976–79). After a distinguished career in the French Army, Bokassa became commander-in-chief of ...

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