Hafsat Abiola

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View Hafsat’s full oral history and transcript at the Georgetown University Library.

Hafsat Olaronke Abiola is the eighth child of Nigeria’s uninaugurated president-elect, the late Chief Moshood Abiola, who was put in prison by the dictator Gen. Sani Abacha for treason after declaring himself president. Hafsatā€™s father later died while in detention in 1998. Her mother, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, was murdered during a demonstration for the release of her husband in 1996. Hafsat is the founder of China-Africa Bridge and China Africa Forum, which promotes mutually beneficial cross-cultural collaboration between China and Africa, with a specific eye on women’s contributions to the economy.

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