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Oku Ampofo - 1940

Illustration by Yaz Serrano By Natasha Ruwona Dr. Oku Ampofo (1908-1998) of Mampong, Ghana, lived in Edinburgh from 1932 to 1940, and became the first Ghanaian to receive a government scholarship …

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Hastings Banda - 1941

Image is a reproduction courtesy of the The National Archives, reference CO1069/165/5 By Henry Dee The University of Edinburgh renamed the Hastings ‘Kamuzu’ Banda building on Hill Place in the 1990s. …

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Ansuyah Singh - 1944

Image – reproduced courtesy of Sangamithra Choudree By Laurence Jarlett Dr Ansuyah Singh studied medicine in Edinburgh during World War 2, arriving in 1936 and completing her studies in 1944. Born …

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Julius Nyerere

Julius Nyerere - 1949

Image credit: University of Edinburgh By Tom Cunningham At Edinburgh 1949-1952 Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999) is perhaps the best known of Edinburgh’s African alumni. As President of Tanganyika African National …

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Matilda J. Clerk - 1949

Image reproduced courtesy of the Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh By Fatima Seck Born in March 1916 in Larteh, Gold Coast (modern-day Ghana) to a historical family that …

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