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Sheikh Hasina - Bangladesh

Sheikh Hasina was born on 28 September 1947 at Tungipara under Gopalganj district. She is the eldest of five children of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of independent Bangladesh. She graduated from the University of Dhaka in 1973. She was elected Vice President of the Students Union of Government Intermediate Girl's College. She was a member of the students League Unit of Dhaka University and Secretary of the students League Unit of Rokeya Hall.

She actively participated in all the mass movements since her student life. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with the members of his family was martyred on the fateful night of 15 August 1975. Sheikh Hasina and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana were the only survivors as they were in West Germany at that time. Later she went to the United Kingdom from where she started her movement against the autocratic rule in 1980.

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Shehu Usman Shagari, Shehu Shagari - Nigeria Politics Headlines Today

Shehu Shagari was born on April 25, 1925, in the northern state of Sokoto. His father, Magaji Aliyu, died when Shehu Shagari was 5 years old, and the future President was reared by his older brother, Muhammadu Bello.

Alhaji Shehu Shagari began his studies at the age of four, and later attended the School of Elimentary in Yabo near Shagari village, and then went to Middle School in Sokoto, and then went to Kaduna College.

Shehu Shagari was educated at Kaduna College, where he received a bachelor's degree in science, and he subsequently went to Mecca, the Islamic holy city in Saudi Arabia. A Sunni Moslem, he has made the trip several times since.

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Benny Gantz, Benjamin Gantz - Benjamin (Benny) Gantz - Israel Politics News

Benjamin (Benny) Gantz was born June 9, 1959 and recruited to the IDF in 1977 when he joined the Paratroopers Brigade. Lt. Gen. Ret. Benjamin Gantz, also known as Benny, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of B.G. Prime Ltd. Lt. Gen. Ret. Gantz serves as Chairman of the Board at Fifth Dimension Holdings Ltd. He has been an External Director of Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. since October 9, 2017. Lt. Gen. Ret. Gantz has been an Independent Director of Amot Investments Ltd. since November 22, 2015. He serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of B.G. Prime Ltd. He was the 20th Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces in the years 2011-2015.

During his military career, he served in a number of roles including Commander of the IDF Northern Command, Commander of the IDF Ground Forces Command and IDF Military Attaché in the United States. In 2009, Lt. Gen. Gantz was requested by the Minister of Defense and the Chief of the General staff to serves as the Deputy IDF Chief of General Staff, a position he filled until November 2010.

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Patrick Michael Shanahan , Patrick Shanahan , Patrick M. Shanahan - US NEWS

Patrick Michael Shanahan (Patrick Shanahan) was born on 27 June 1962. Shanahan’s father, Mike, was a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Army. At an October 2017 event celebrating the release of the documentary “The Vietnam War,” Shanahan said that “growing up, my understanding of the war came from my dad, his friends and the few stories they would share.”

Patrick Shanahan most recently served as Boeing senior vice president, Supply Chain & Operations. A Washington state native, Mr. Shanahan joined Boeing in 1986 and spent over three decades with the company.

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Oby Ezekwesili , Obiageli Ezekwesili , Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili - Nigeria News in Politics

Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili popularly known as Oby Ezekwesili, was born on 28 April 1963, Anambra State, Nigeria. Obiageli Ezekwesili, a Chartered Accountant and former Vice President of the World Bank for Africa overseeing more than 1,500 staff with responsibility for the delivery of projects, economic and sectoral work in 47 Sub-Saharan countries with a lending portfolio of nearly $40 billion.

She is a Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative at Open Society Foundation, advising nine reform-committed African heads of state on their economic development strategy, policies, and implementation. Before this, Ezekwesili who holds a Masters Degree in International Law & Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, a Masters Degree in Public Policy & Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Nigeria, worked with Deloitte & Touche as an auditor, management, and financial services consultant. She then served as a founding Director of Transparency International (TI) and as its Director for Africa from 1994 to 1999. From 2000 to 2002, she worked with Professor Jeffrey Sachs as Director of the Harvard-Nigeria Economic Strategy program, during which time she was also appointed as an aide to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

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Saddam Hussein - Iraq Politics News Today

Saddam Hussein was born on April 28, 1937, in Tikrit, Iraq. His father, who was a shepherd, disappeared several months before Saddam was born. A few months later, Saddam's older brother died of cancer. When Saddam was born, his mother, severely depressed by her oldest son's death and the disappearance of her husband, was unable to effectively care for Saddam, and at age 3 he was sent to Baghdad to live with his uncle, Khairallah Talfah. Years later, Saddam would return to Al-Awja to live with his mother, but after suffering abuse at the hand of his stepfather, he fled to Baghdad to again live with Talfah, a devout Sunni Muslim and ardent Arab nationalist whose politics would have a profound influence on the young Saddam.

After attending the nationalistic al-Karh Secondary School in Baghdad, in 1957, at age 20, Saddam joined the Ba'ath Party, whose ultimate ideological aim was the unity of Arab states in the Middle East. On October 7, 1959, Saddam and other members of the Ba-ath Party attempted to assassinate Iraq's then-president, Abd al-Karim Qasim, whose resistance to joining the nascent United Arab Republic and alliance with Iraq's communist party had put him at odds with the Ba'athists. During the assassination attempt, Qasim's chauffeur was killed, and Qasim was shot several times, but survived. Saddam was shot in the leg. Several of the would-be assassins were caught, tried and executed, but Saddam and several others managed to escape to Syria, where Saddam stayed briefly before fleeing to Egypt, where he attended law school.

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Muhammadu Buhari - Nigeria News Today

Muhammadu Buhari was born on 17thDecember, 1942 in Daura, Katsina State to Adamu and Zulaiha Buhari. Muhammadu Buhari was raised by his mother, following the death of his father when he was about four years old. He had his primary school education in Daura and Maidua from 1948 to 1952, before proceeding to Katsina Middle School in 1953.

Subsequently, he attended the Katsina Provincial Secondary School (now Government College, Katsina) from 1956–1961, where he earned his West African School Certificate. President Buhari was married to Safinatu Yusuf from 1971 to 1988, and since 1989 to Aisha Halilu. He is blessed with ten children.

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Vladimir Putin - Russia Politics News Headlines

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, on October 7, 1952. He grew up with his family in a communal apartment, attending the local grammar and high schools, where he developed an interest in sports. After graduating from Leningrad State University with a law degree in 1975, Putin began his career in the KGB as an intelligence officer. Stationed mainly in East Germany, he held that position until 1990, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Upon returning to Russia, Putin held an administrative position at the University of Leningrad, and after the fall of communism in 1991 became an adviser to liberal politician Anatoly Sobchak. When Sobchak was elected mayor of Leningrad later that year, Putin became his head of external relations, and by 1994, Putin had become Sobchak's first deputy mayor.

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Emperor Haile Selassie, Haile Selassie I , Haile Selassie, Haile Selassie I - Ethiopia Politics Today News

Born in Ethiopia in 1892, Haile Selassie was crowned emperor in 1930 but exiled during World War II after leading the resistance to the Italian invasion. He was reinstated in 1941 and sought to modernize the country over the next few decades through social, economic and educational reforms. He ruled until 1974, when famine, unemployment and political opposition forced him from office.

Among his father's important allies was his cousin, Emperor Menelik II, who did not have a male heir to succeed him. Tafari seemed like a possible candidate when, following his father's death in 1906, he was taken under the wing of Menelik.

In 1913, however, after the passing of Menelik II, it was the emperor's grandson, Lij Yasu, not Tafari, who was appointed as emperor. But Yasu, who maintained a close association with Islam, never gained favor with Ethiopia's majority Christian population. As a result Tafari became the face of the opposition, and in 1916 he took power from Lij Yasu and imprisoned him for life. The following year Menelik II's daughter, Zauditu, became empress, and Tafari was named regent and heir apparent to the throne.

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Orrin Hatch - Orrin Grant Hatch - USA Politics News

Orrin Hatch (Orrin Grant Hatch) was born on March 22, 1934 to Jesse and Helen Hatch. One of Senator Hatch’s particularly noteworthy achievements on the Judiciary Committee is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993—a bill he co-authored with the late Senator Ted Kennedy.

Over more than four decades of public service, Senator Orrin Hatch has established himself as a leading conservative voice in the United States Senate. As the upper chamber’s most senior Republican, he currently serves as President Pro Tempore and as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. In this capacity, he has fought to create jobs and strengthen the economy by reforming the tax code and opening up foreign markets to American exports.

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Omoyele Sowore - Headline Nigeria Politics Today

Omoyele Sowore, a Nigerian who graduated from University of Lagos and was President of the Students Union Government while he was there. He quickly became a model of leadership that reverberated across the University campuses in Nigeria at the time. The Nigerian students of that era will bear testimony to his rare breed since the age of 21 years old. He saw into the future and continues to prepare himself for the role of emancipator of Africa into the modern digital world.

He was born on February 16, 1971 in Nigeria. Throughout his adult life till present, he has consistently supported social justice and fairness for all. Even in the most difficult circumstances that include threat to his life and his family, Sowore never relented and testimonies abound of his doggedness.

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John Joseph Magufuli - John Magufuli - Tanzania Politics News

John Joseph Magufuli was born on October 29, 1959 in the Chato Region of Kagera, which is currently located in the Geita Region. The son of a peasant farmer, John Pombe Magufuli won the election to become Tanzania's next president on his 56th birthday, so it is the perfect gift for him. He was never part of the inner-circle of the governing Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party, so it came as a surprise to his critics that he secured its candidature for the presidency.

His nomination angered CCM stalwart and ex-Prime Minister Edward Lowassa, who crossed to the opposition to challenge Mr Magufuli for the presidency. With the backing of the formidable CCM machinery, Mr Magufuli won the 29 October poll with 58% of the votes to Mr Lowassa's 40% in a fiercely contested election.

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Marc Lamont Hill - US News

Marc Lamont Hill was born on 17 December 1978. Marc Lamont Hill an American, a renowned scholar, journalist and social commentator grew up in North Philadelphia and attended Temple University. Hill received his undergraduate degree from Temple in 2000, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the intersections between media, culture, politics and education.

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. An activist, social critic, and one of the nation's most notable African American leaders, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is among a new generation of public intellectuals who move with equal ease between Faculty Row and Fraternity Row, "the street" and Main Street.

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Omoyele Sowore - Nigeria Politics News Today

Who is afraid of Omoyele Sowore? Obviously all the five presidential candidates for the debate are afraid of Sowore. Sowere is a unique candidate with a unique revolutionary message. He's driven by fearless ideas.

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William Pelham Barr - William P Barr - USA News Headline Today

William Barr (William P. Barr) was born on 23 May 1950. William P. Barr was attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush. Continue with William Barr Biography and Profiile.

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Annegret-Kramp-Karrenbauer - Germany Politics Headline Today

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer lives with her family in Püttlingen. Kramp-Karrenbauer was born on August 9, 1962 in Völklingen. In 1982 she graduated from the Marie-Luise-Kaschnitz Gymnasium in the same place. In 1982 she began her studies in law and political science at the universities in Trier and Saarbrücken. In 1990 she completed her studies with Magister Artium.

From September 1999 to March 2018 Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was a member of the Saarland Landtag. From 1999 to 2000 she held the post of parliamentary director of the CDU parliamentary group.

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Heather Nauert - US News Headline Today

Heather Nauert was born on 27 January 1970. Heather Ann Nauert is an American journalist and government official serving as Spokesperson for the United States Department of State since April 24, 2017, appointed by President Donald Trump.

She is a former ABC News correspondent as well as a past news presenter on the Fox News program Fox & Friends.

As a journalist, Nauert covered the 9/11 terror attacks, the war in Iraq and four presidential elections.

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