Biographical Dictionary of Modern World Leaders, Volumes 1 by John C. Fredriksen

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Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003. O’Balance, Edgar. Sudan, Civil War, and Terrorism, 1956–1999. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000. Spaulding, Jay, and Stephanie Beswick, eds. White Nile, Black Blood: War, Leadership and Ethnicity from Khartoum to Kampala. : Red Sea Press, 2000. Azikiwe, Nnamdi (1904–1996) president of Nigeria Nnamdi Azikiwe was born in Zungeru, northern Nigeria, on November 16, 1904, to parents of Ibo descent. Ibos are one of Nigeria’s three major ethnic groups, the others being Yoruba and Hausa.

Asian Affairs 8 (May 1981): 304–322. Azcona Hoyo, José (1927– ) president of Honduras José Simón Azcona Hoyo was born in La Ceiba, Honduras, on January 26, 1927, the son of Spanish parents. He was raised and educated in Spain but fled that country to escape military service in 1949. Returning to Honduras, he was educated at the National Autonomous University, and then the Technological Institute for Superior Studies in Monterrey, Mexico. Early on, Azcona took an interest in Liberal Party politics, and was active from 1962 to 1974.

When the outlines of an agreement granting greater autonomy to the Tamils was reached, it outraged many Sinhalese nationalists in turn. On September 25, 1959, Bandaranaike was assassinated by a Buddhist monk for betraying the cause. The following year he was succeeded by his wife, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, who became the island’s first woman prime minister and continued many of her late husband’s policies. These, however, have continued to fuel Tamil violence against the Sinhalese majority to the present time.

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