List of African Nobel laureates

List of African Nobel laureates

The first Black African recipient of the Nobel Prize was Albert Luthuli. He received the prize for peace in 1960. Nadine Gordimer was the First White African woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize. She won it for literature in 1991. Other Africans have received awards in five Nobel Prize categories: Chemistry, Literature Peace, Physics and Physiology or Medicine.

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King Ezana

King Ezana

King Ezana (also known as Abreha or Aezana) was the first Christian monarch of Ethiopia, from the Kingdom of Aksum (which cuts across present-day countries of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Djibouti, Sudan and Egypt). King Ezana reigned from about 320 to 360CE.  He is said to have succeeded his father, Ella Amida while still a child.

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University of Timbuktu

University of Timbuktu

One of the oldest universities in the world is the University of Timbuktu, now in Mali. In the 12th century, the University had about 25,000 students in a city that had 100, 000 people. The ancient mosques, tombs and monuments of the university in Timbuktu comprised the Masajid of Djinguereber, the Masajid of Sidi Yahya, and the Masajid of Sankore.

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