Hafsat Abiola

In 1993, Hafsat Abiola's father, Moshood Abiola, won Nigeria's first democratic presidential election in ten years. The election was subsequently annulled by a ruling military council and he was incarcerated. He died on the eve of his release in 1998. Hafsat Abiola's mother, Kudirat, who mobilized pro-democracy groups during her husband's imprisonment, was assassinated in the streets of Lagos in 1996. Born and raised in Lagos, Hafsat Abiola attended Philips Academy and Harvard University. She founded and runs the Kudirat Initiative for Nigerian Democracy (KIND), which is dedicated to promoting democracy and strengthening civil society in Africa.


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Reflections on Working Towards Peace