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Chief Awolowo

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As discussed in the previous blog post, Obafemi was elected as the first Premier of the Western Region of Nigeria. In the position, from 1954 to 1959, he worked on his goals of improving education and healthcare, and democratization. In order to spread the idea of democracy throughout Nigeria, he tried to build the Action […]

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Obafemi Awolowo

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Obafemi Awolowo (also known as “Chief”) was a Nigerian nationalist, political leader, and key figure in Nigeria’s struggle for independence. Chief Awolowo was born in the town of Ikenné on March 6, 1909. His father was a farmer who passed away when Obafemi was young, however, his parents believed in the power of education and […]

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Simon Kimbangu

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Now recognized as an independent church and a legitimate branch of Christianity, Kimbanguism is a relatively new religious movement, started in what was known as the Belgian Congo. Kimbanguism is a religion initially professed by Simon Kimbangu, who believed himself to be a special envoy of Jesus Christ. His work gained following due to his […]

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The Foundations of a Religion

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Considered a branch of Christianity and recognized as an independent church, Kimbanguism is a relatively new religious movement which was professed by Simon Kimbangu, who believed himself to be a special envoy of Jesus Christ. To understand how Kimbanguism came to gather such a large following, understanding the individual behind the movement is crucial. Simon […]