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Stanley Bréhaut Ryerson

Stanley Bréhaut Ryerson (March 12, 1911 – 1998) was a Canadian historian, educator, political activist. There is very little information available concerning his parents, but Ryerson was born in 1911, into a well-off middle-class family in Toronto. Ryerson could trace his paternal lineage back to Egerton Ryerson, the “Pope of Methodism” in nineteenth century Toronto, and to William McDougall, one of the Fathers of Confederation; and, on his mother’s side, he was related to Louis Antoine Bréhaut de l’Isle, French Commander at Trois-Rivières in 1638.

Bob Reid (footballer, born 1887)

Robert “Bob” Reid (born 1887 in Newtongrange, Midlothian, Scotland – died ?) was a professional footballer, who played for Burnley, Huddersfield Town and Southend United.

Happy Mashiane

Happy Mashiane (born 1 January 1998) is a South African footballer who plays for Kaizer Chiefs. and the U23 South Africa national team

David Spencer Hardy

David Spencer Hardy’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Paul Botha

Paul Botha’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Winnie Kgware

Winnie Motlalepula Kgware (1917 – 1998) was a South African anti-Apartheid activist within the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM). She was elected as the first president of the Black People’s Convention (BPC), a BCM-affiliated community-based organisation in 1972.

Glenn McDonald

William Glenn McDonald (August 29, 1939 – December 16, 1998) was a Canadian jazz saxophonist. His influences included: Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Stan Getz, and Dexter Gordon.

Archie Gumede

Archibald Jacob Gumede (1914–1998) was a South African anti-apartheid activist, lawyer and politician. Gumede was born in Pietermaritzburg to James Gumede, an early African National Congress leader. Archie Gumede led the Natal delegates at the 1955 Congress of the People in Kliptown during which the Freedom Charter was written. He was later an attorney and practiced in Pietermaritzburg. He was a leader in the United Democratic Front, a broad based coalition of groups seeking to end apartheid. Following the end of apartheid in 1994, Gumede became a member of the National Assembly of South Africa before dying in office in 1998.

Billy Lucas

William Henry “Billy” Lucas (15 January 1918 – 1998) was a Welsh international football player in the late 1940s and 1950s. During his career, Lucas made over 400 appearances in The Football League during spells with Swindon Town, Swansea Town and Newport County and attained seven caps for Wales as well as eight wartime caps. After his retirement from playing, he went on to manage two of his former clubs, Newport County and Swansea Town.

Donald W. Munro

Donald W. Munro (8 April 1916 – 28 July 1998) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and became a diplomat by career.

Jim Gotts

James Atkinson “Jim” Gotts (17 January 1917 – December 1998) was an English footballer who played in the Football League as a winger for Brighton & Hove Albion.

Fareed Ibrahim

فريد إبراهيم، لاعب كرة قدم قطري من أصول مصرية يلعب حالياً في النادي الأهلي .

Moussa Doumbouya

Moussa Doumbouya — Biography, Age, Height, Fact, Career, Awards, Net Worth, Salary, Income, Family Tree, Personal Life and Life Story

Malando Gassama

Malando Gassama (born Malang Omar Gassam; February 7, 1946 – January 25, 1999) was a Gambian percussionist who made his home in Sweden. He recorded and performed with many notable Swedish and international artists such as: Al Jarreau, Anni-Frid Lyngstad (of ABBA), Ted Gärdestad, Bette Midler, Szabó Gábor, Janne Schaffer, David Sanborn, Viktoria Tolstoy, Jaco Pastorius, and Blacknuss Allstars, etc. He was one of the backup musicians on ABBA – the Movie and was featured on documentaries which aired on Swedish television and radio. His last concert appearance was with Bob Manning’s Soul Enterprise at Fasching Jazz Club in Stockholm. He died 2 weeks later in Gambia.

Awet Habtom

Awet Habtom — Biography, Age, Height, Fact, Career, Awards, Net Worth, Salary, Income, Family Tree, Personal Life and Life Story

André Sibomana

André Sibomana (1954–1998) was a Rwandan priest and journalist and an exemplary figure in the Rwandan genocide. He was also a human rights activist and a founder of the Rwandan Association for the Defense of the Rights of the Person and of Public Liberties, which is there to record information on all human rights violations occurring in Rwanda and publish them in a report.
From 1988 André Sibomana was editor of the Roman Catholic newspaper Kinyamateka, owned by the Episcopal Conference, which was the only private newspaper in Rwanda and circulated widely in the Rwandan parishes. Sibomana was committed to true investigative journalism, but he lived in a State that didn’t guarantee freedom of information. Since he published independent reports that proved extremely embarrassing for the authorities, he was tried several times in 1990, but in vain as he had the proofs of what he published.
Thus Sibomana was one of the few independent voices in Rwanda in the period leading up to the genocide. When the latter broke out, he realised he’d soon become a target of the extremists. He escaped from the capital Kigali and he used his position to save the lives of many others. “For many people in Rwanda, refraining from murder was, in itself, an act of resistance. Several peasant farmers were killed because they refused to strike the corpses of their Tutsi neighbours. There are courageous and upright men who were not able or did not dare to come to the aid of their fellows and now live with remorse for having failed to do so. There is no merit in my having rescued a few people, because it was in my power to do so. My position gave me a better chance than others,” Sibomana explains on page 86 of the interview he gave to Laure Guibert and Hervé Deguine in 1996 in Israel, which was published later. After the war, André Sibomana returned to his job as editor of Kinyamateka and he supported reconciliation until he died in 1998. He adopted seven orphans.
In 2000, Sibomana was named as one of the International Press Institute’s 50 World Press Freedom Heroes of the past 50 years.