Rashida Harbi Tlaib, Rashida Tlaib - USA Politics

Rashida Harbi Tlaib was born on 24 July 1976. Rashida Tlaib is the mother of two boys and the oldest of 14 children, born and raised in Detroit. She is a proud graduate of Detroit Public Schools and the daughter of Palestinian immigrant parents. Rashida made history in 2008 by winning her race for State Representative and becoming the first Muslim woman to ever serve in the Michigan Legislature.

Rashida served three terms, rising to the Democratic Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, where she restored and secured millions of dollars for free health clinics, lead abatement, Meals on Wheels programs for seniors, before and after-school programs, and education funding. She authored laws to protect homeowners from fraudulent mortgage bankers and tax preparers and to stop scrap metal thieves from looting Detroit’s abandoned homes and even destroying occupied properties.Continue reading

Ilhan Omar - USA Politics

Ilhan Omar was born October 4, 1981 in Somalia. Ilhan Omar and her family fled the country’s civil war when she was eight-years-old. They lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for four years before coming to the United States, eventually settling in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis in 1997.

Ilhan’s interest in politics began at the age of 14 when she was as an interpreter for her grandfather at local DFL caucuses. Watching neighbors come together to advocate for change at the grassroots level made Ilhan fall in love with the democratic process.

As a student at Edison High School in Minneapolis, she became an organizer and has been a coalition builder ever since. She worked as a community educator at the University of Minnesota and has been a devoted progressive activist in the DFL party for many years. Before running for office, Ilhan was a Humphrey Policy Fellow and served as a senior Policy Aide for a Minneapolis City Council Member. Through advocacy work with which she’s been involved, she’s advanced important issues, including support for working families, educational access, environmental protection, and racial equity.Continue reading

Steve Bannon - US Politics Today

Stephen Kevin Bannon was born on November 27, 1953, in Norfolk, Virginia, and raised in nearby Richmond. The third of five children born to parents Doris and Martin, a telephone lineman, he later referred to his household as a “blue-collar, Irish Catholic, pro-Kennedy, pro-union family of Democrats.”

Bannon attended the all-boys’ Benedictine High School and then Virginia Tech, where he showed a penchant for disrupting the political status quo by winning a heated race for student body president as a junior.

After graduating in 1976 he moved on to the Navy, serving as an auxiliary engineer and a navigator. He later became a special assistant to the chief of naval operations at the Pentagon, and earned his master’s degree in national security studies through nighttime classes at Georgetown University.Continue reading

Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Ahmed Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud - Saudi Arabia

Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 31st youngest son of King Abdulaziz and Hassa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi was born in 1942 in Riyadh Province of Saudi Arabia. Ahmed is also the youngest member of Sudairi brothers. The young Prince was raised by his mother and brothers following King Abdulaziz’s death when he was eleven years old in 1953. Ahmed’s eldest brother became the prince father figure.

Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud attained primary and second education from Princes School and attended Anjal Institute in Riyadh, secondary school up to 1961. The Prince studied English and Science subjects in the University of Southern California (USC) and graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1968.Continue reading

Jair Bolsonaro - Politics News in Brazil

Born on 21 March 1955 in Campinas, Jair Bolsonaro (Jair Messias Bolsonaro) is a reserve military man and federal deputy. He is in his seventh term in the Chamber of Deputies, elected by the Progressive Party. He was the most voted deputy of the State of Rio de Janeiro in the general elections of 2014, with 464,565 votes. In this legislative session, Bolsonaro is the head of the Committee on Foreign Relations and National Defense and alternate member of the Committee on Public Security and Combating Organized Crime, in addition to being a member of the Commission on Human and Minority Rights in other sessions.

He is the father of Carlos Bolsonaro, councilman in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Flávio Bolsonaro, deputy state of Rio de Janeiro, and Eduardo Bolsonaro, federal deputy for São Paulo elected by the PSC, party association to which all are currently affiliated. Jair Bolsonaro is known for his positions in defense of the family, national sovereignty, the right to property and the social values ??of work and free enterprise. Their political banners are strongly opposed by leftist ideology parties.Continue reading

Sahle-Work Zewde - Ethiopia News in Politics Today

Sahle-Work Zewde was born on 21 February 1950), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and well-regarded diplomat representing Ethiopia at global, continental and regional organizations including the UN, the African Union (AU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), had also served as Ethiopia’s ambassador to various countries. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia as his Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) at the level of Under-Secretary-General.

Before her appointment in Central African Republic, she was Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. She has also served as director-general for African Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, posts that she held since 2006.Continue reading

Beto O'Rourke - Robert Francis 'Beto' O'Rourke - USA Politics Story Today

Beto O’Rourke (Robert Francis O’Rourke) was born on 26 September 1972, El Paso, Texas, United States. During a town hall in Houston on 10 August, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke was asked by a man who comes from a “family of veterans” whether NFL players kneeling during the national anthem was disrespectful. His response to the question has been turned into a viral video clip and shared by celebrities such as Ellen and Zach Braff as well as the player to originally take a knee, Colin Kaepernick.

“The freedoms we have were purchased not just by those in uniform – and they definitely were – but also by those who took their lives into their hands,” he said.Continue reading

Abdulsalami Abubakar - Nigeria Politics Today

Born June 13, 1942 in Minna, Niger State, to Hausa parents, Abdulsalami Abubakar was educated at Native Authority Primary School in Minna, the Provincial Secondary School in Bida, and finally the Technical Institute, Kaduna. Afterwards, he joined the military. Abubakar led Nigeria’s contingent in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and eventually rose to the position of Chief of Defence Staff.

Abdulsalami Abubakar is not run-of-the-mill. He is exceptional. The distinction is critical when discussing the man widely acknowledged as one of Nigeria’s finest elder statesmen and political revolutionaries. His foray in Nigeria’s civic years emphasizes his value as a representative of new realities and possibilities. Indeed, those remarkable forays have conferred upon him what towering audacity and individuality usually lacks: prudence, superior acumen and irrefutable authority.

Since he voluntarily handed power to a democratically elected government on May 29, 1999, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has been on some other national and international assignments. He added yet another feather to his cap on Saturday,October 15, 2016, when he was honoured with a honorary degree by the Crescent University, Abeokuta. He was honoured with the Doctor of Science (HonorisCausa) in Public Administration by the institution.Continue reading

Tunji Braithwaite - Nigeria News

Tunji Braithwaite was born in 1933, the youngest son of eight children. He was educated at the prestigious C.M.S Grammar School, entering the school’s Preparatory Section in 1946 and completing his education there in 1953. He proceeded to sit for his A Levels at the London University at Kennington College in 1955 and enrolled in 1957/58 as a Law student at the Council of Legal Education, London. He was admitted into Lincoln’s Inn that same year and graduated as a barrister in 1960.

From his early career as a brilliant young lawyer through to his old age, Braithwaite was constantly confronted with numerous social ills and the pervading corruption which have become entrenched hallmarks of Nigeria. He began his legal career in 1961 with the establishment of the law firm Tunji Braithwaite & Co and quickly earned himself a reputation of being one of the brightest and best lawyers of his day.

With an impressive clientele base comprising the likes of multinational giants Swissair, BASF, Hoescht and Julius Berger, he built up an an enviable law practice and carved a niche for himself as a leading litigation lawyer. Consequently, he successfully handled several landmark cases including the celebrated Treasonable Felony trials of 1962/1963 and State vs Eyo which brought further acclaim to the firm and later in 1974, remarking on his conduct of State vs Olabisi Ajala, Chief Obafemi Awolowo said, “I think Tunji is a brave lawyer of whom our profession should be proud”.Continue reading

Michael Avenatti - USA Politics News Headlines Today

Michael Avenatti was born on 16 February 1971. Avenatti is a high-profile American attorney, commentator and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles, California. He routinely appears on television and in the print media as a commentator on a range of issues and is widely considered one of the foremost trial lawyers in the nation, with trial victories in multiple states and venues across the country.

Michael often works closely with the press and media in connection with his legal practice – an area in which most lawyers falter and under-utilize. During his career, he has represented parties in a number of lawsuits that have gained international media attention, including two cases featured on the news magazine show 60 Minutes, as well as in cases brought against the National Football League, various celebrity defendants, including Paris Hilton and Jim Carrey, athletes, high-ranking business executives, and Fortune 100 companies.Continue reading

Peter Obi - Peter Gregory Obi - Nigeria Politics Headlines

Peter Gregory Obi fondly, called ‘OKWUTE’ meaning ‘ROCK’, was born in Onitsha on July 19, 1961. He is a native of Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State. He had his secondary education at Christ the King Onitsha, before proceeding to the University Of Nigeria, Nsukka where he earned a B.A in Philosophy in 1984.

His academic odyssey also took him outside the shores of Nigeria to Ivy league and Oxbridge schools. He attended Harvard Business School, Boston, USA; London School of Economics (Financial Management/Business Policy) Columbia Business School New York, USA (Marketing Management); Institute for Management and Development, Switzerland, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, USA, Oxford University and Cambridge.

Peter Gregory Obi owns a bank, controls many international franchises in Nigeria and has shares worth billions of naira in blue chip companies — but you are more likely to run into Peter Gregory Obi on a commercial flight than a private jet. You could even meet him sitting comfortably in economy class when he cannot get seats in business. Obi is probably the only Nigerian governor who regularly flew commercial while in office.Continue reading

Stacey Abrams - USA Politics Headlines Today

Stacey Abrams (Stacey Yvonne Abrams) was born on 9 December 1973. Stacey Abrams an American politician, lawyer, and novelist served as minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she is her party’s nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election.

Stacey knows our beginnings do not have to dictate who we will become. She has a boundless belief in Georgians’ capacity to prosper; and she has the courage, commitment to service, and experience to make this vision a reality.

Stacey Abrams and her five siblings grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi with three tenets: go to school, go to church, and take care of each other. Despite struggling to make ends meet for their family, her parents made service a way of life for their children – if someone was less fortunate, it was their job to serve that person. This ethic – and her parents’ unwavering commitment to providing educational opportunity for their children – led the family to Georgia.Continue reading

Jamal Khashoggi - Saudi Arabia Headline Stories Today

Jamal Khashoggi was born on 13 October 1958 in Saudi Arabia in 1958. He obtained a BA from Indiana State University. In his journey into journalism, he worked as a correspondent for the Saudi Gazette and other Arab newspapers from 1987 to 1999.

Jamal Khashoggi covered major events such as the Afghan war, the democratic transformation in Algeria and the war in Kuwait. He has been recognised for his work on Islamist movements and has published works on Sudan, Turkey, Yemen, Egypt and Jordan.

In 1999 he was appointed deputy editor of the Arab News, and in 2003 he took over the editorship of the newspaper Al Watan before being appointed media advisor to the Saudi ambassador Prince Turki Al Faisal in London and then Washington.Continue reading

Atiku Abubakar - Nigeria Politics Stories Today

On the 25th of November, 1946, a child was born in Jada, then a small town in what is now Adamawa State, and that child grew up to be me, Atiku. Though born into a humble background, I have been fortunate, and life had been a blessing to me. As an orphan without a father or siblings, and a very poor mother, I grew up alone, but have been blessed by divine providence. I was given an education, against the stern wishes of my father, and that education has prospered my life.

Over these past months interacting with this great generation of young Nigerians, one thing has shone though: you have a dream to push Nigeria to her full potential, and I say you have the right to dream for that better future for Nigeria. It is possible. We don’t often hear about the Nigerian dream, but I am evidence of the Nigerian Dream. I am evidence that a poor child can rise from very obscure beginnings to prosper in a rewarding career, retire to build an immensely prosperous business, and go on to occupy one of the highest offices in his country. That is my story.Continue reading

Mary Prince - West Indian Slave

Mary Prince was born into enslavement on Bermuda around 1788, and sold away from her family at the age of ten. She was treated cruelly by a series of masters on several West Indian islands, enduring extreme hardship and sexual abuse. For years she was forced to work up to her waist all day in salt ponds, manufacturing salt. This work caused sun blisters on exposed parts of the body and painful boils and sores on the legs.

In 1828, she was brought from Antigua to England by her then owners, Mr and Mrs John Wood. Slavery was still legal in the West Indies, but no longer in Britain itself, so once in London, Prince left the Woods and went to the Anti-Slavery Society.Continue reading

Prince Abubakar Audu - Nigeria Politics News Today

Prince Abubakar Audu, was the first Executive Governor of Kogi State was born on 27th of October 1947, to the family of his Royal Highness, the late Pa Audu Oyidi, Orego Atta of Igala Land and the paramount ruler of Ogbonicha-Alloma in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State. Prince Abubakar Audu (born 1947) was twice the Governor of Kogi state. His first tenure was from January 1992 until November 1993 and the second from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2003.

He began his career as a bank worker, later proceeded to London from 1975-1978 where he studied banking and personnel management, obtaining professional qualification as a certified secretary, and as a Fellow of the Association of International Accountants of London, as well as fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Industrial Administration of Nigeria.Continue reading

Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi Ironsi - Nigeria News

Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi (3 March 1924 – 29 July 1966) was a senior Nigerian military officer and the first Nigerian Military Head of State. He seized power in the ensuing chaos following the 15 January 1966 military coup, serving as the Nigerian Head of State from 16 January 1966 until his assassination on 29 July 1966 by a group of mutinous Northern army soldiers who revolted against his government in what was popularly called the July Counter Coup.

In 1942, Aguiyi-Ironsi joined the Nigerian Army, at the rank of a private with the seventh battalion. He got promoted in 1946 to the rank of company sergeant major. Also in 1946, Aguiyi-Ironsi was sent on an officer training course in Staff College, Camberley, England. In 1949, after completion of his course at Camberley, he was promoted second lieutenant of Royal West African Frontier Force.

Aguiyi-Ironsi was promoted to captain in 1953 and again promoted to Major in 1955. He was part of the officers who served as Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Nigeria’s equerry at the time she visited Nigeria in 1956.Continue reading