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LIST: 7 African Personalities Who Lost Their Lives In 2017 [With Photos]

Death is an absolute step by which every human being will pass. Today we have decided to pay tribute to these illustrious personalities who have left the world of the living. But even after their death, their works continue to speak for them

1-Wayne Lotter (South Africa)

Africa: 7 African personalities dead in 2017

South African Wayne Lotter, an avid animal advocate, was ambushed on August 17 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2-Hortense Aka-Anghui (Ivory Coast)

Africa: 7 African personalities dead in 2017

The former minister for the promotion of women and “legendary” mayor of the town of Port-Bouët (South Abidjan, Ivory Coast), also the country’s first female pharmacist, Hortense Dadié marries Aka-Anghui, has died September 30, 2017 at age 84, following a long illness.

3-Salif Diallo (Burkina Faso)

Africa: 7 African personalities dead in 2017

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President of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso and leader of the ruling party, Salif Diallo, passed away on 19 August 2017 at the age of 60.

4-Cheik Ismaël Tioté (Ivory Coast)

Africa: 7 African personalities dead in 2017

The Ivorian international playing in Chinese D2 died on June 5, 2017 from a heart attack

5-Zacharie Noah (Cameroon)

Africa: 7 African personalities dead in 2017

Former Cameroonian footballer Zacharie Noah, father of tennis player and singer Yannick Noah, died on January 8, 2017 at the age of 79.

6-Bello Masaba (Nigeria)

Africa: 7 African personalities dead in 2017

A polygamous Nigerian Muhammadu Bello Masaba was known to have been the husband of 86 women and the father of 170 children. He died on January 28, 2017 at the age of 93 years

7-Issa Samb (Senegal)

Africa: 7 African personalities dead in 2017

This great man is a Senegalese sculptor, painter, actor, critic, author, poet, playwright and philosopher. An emblematic figure of the Agit-Art movement, Issa Samb died on April 25, 2017 in Dakar.

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