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6 Revolutionary African Leaders Who Influenced Global Affairs

May 05, 2016 at 11:30 am | History

Adedeji Ademola

Adedeji Ademola | Contributor, F2FA

May 05, 2016 at 11:30 am | History

Anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela raises clenched fist, arriving to address mass rally, a few days after his release from jail, 25 February 1990, in the conservative Afrikaaner town of Bloemfontein, where ANC was formed 75 years ago. (Photo: TREVOR SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

While Africa has produced several outstanding leaders and revered statesmen beginning from the decolonization period till date, few have distinguished themselves on the world stage. A lot of them prefer to focus on internal issues and at best, regional activities.

A daring group of African leaders however went beyond these boundaries, impacting the world through their policies, programmes and activities for good and sometimes, for bad. They were popular and known internationally, whether you hate or like them.

Here, we look at some of these iconic leaders. Leave me a comment and let me know who, if any, you would add to the list.

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