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Sir Michael Blundell (1907–1993) by Barker, 1962 © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Blundell, Sir Michael (1907–1993), farmer and politician in Kenya, was born on 7 April 1907 at 33 Campden House Court, Kensington, London, the third of four sons of Alfred Herbert Blundell, a London solicitor, and his wife, Amelia Woodward Richardson. His father's family came from ...

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Hugh Cholmondeley, third Baron Delamere (1870–1931) by unknown artist, 1923 © reserved

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Cholmondeley, Hugh, third Baron Delamere (1870–1931), settler in Kenya and politician, was born in London on 28 April 1870, the only son of Hugh Cholmondeley, second Baron Delamere (1811–1887), and his second wife, Augusta Emily (d. 1911), eldest daughter of Sir George Hamilton Seymour...

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Kakungulu, Semei Lwakirenzi (1868–1928), war leader and administrator in Uganda, was probably the son of Semuwemba, a chief in Koki, then a small principality to the south of Buganda. Seeking greater opportunities, Kakungulu moved to the court of Kabaka (king) Mutesa I of Buganda...

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Kavuma, Paulo Neil (1901–1989), administrator and first minister of Buganda, was born in Ssingo county, Buganda (Uganda), the son of Saulo Balirete Munako, a protestant minor chief, and his wife, Samali Saba Webwa. In 1909 he was sent to live with the Revd W. B. Gill...

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Paulo Neil Kavuma (1901–1989) by Fergus Wilson, c. 1963–4 by permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library

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Mulira, Eridadi Medadi Kasirye (1909–1995), politician and publisher in Uganda, was born on 28 February 1909 in Kamese, a remote part of Koki, once an independent territory in the south-west of the Buganda kingdom, the central heartland of the Uganda protectorate under British rule. He was one among the sixteen children of ...

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(Apolo) Milton Obote (1925–2005) by Peter Kemp, 1983 AP / PA Photos

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Obote, (Apolo) Milton (1925–2005), prime minister and president of Uganda, was born on 28 December 1925 at Akokoro in Lira district, Lango, northern Uganda, the son of Stanley Opeto Anyanga, a farmer who eventually became a minor chief, and his second wife, Priscilla Acen Eyer...

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Sandford, Daniel Arthur (1882–1972), army officer and adviser in Ethiopia, was born at Landkey vicarage, south Devon, on 18 June 1882, one of the seven sons and two daughters of the Revd Ernest Grey Sandford (1839–1910) and his wife, Ethel M. R. Poole...

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Spartas, Reuben Ssedimbu Sebanjja Mukasa (1899–1988), politician in Uganda and Orthodox priest, was born at Masooli village, Kyadondo county, Buganda, on 16 December 1899, the son of Yakobo Damulira Mugimbalume (d. 1915), a village headman, and his wife, Maliza Mukomutibwa (d...