Ernest Wamba dia Wamba

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Ernest Wamba dia Wamba "is founder and director of the Ota Benga Center for Human Dignity in Kinshasa, DRC. Born in Bas-Congo in 1942, he has taught history and philosophy at Boston College, Brandeis, Harvard, the State University of New York, and the University of Dar-es-Salaam. Areas of concentration about which he has written extensively include historiography, history of capitalism and imperialism, and history of Central Africa. From 1992–1995 he served as President of the Executive Committee of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). He was an active participant in the Sovereign National Conference in the early 1990s that developed a proposed constitutional framework for democracy in the Congo, and participated in all phases of the Inter-Congolese political negotiations which led to the signing, on December 17, 2002, in Pretoria, South Africa, of the Global and Inclusive Accord. From 2003–2006, he served as a member of the Transitional Senate in the DRC and as the Vice-President of the Political, Administrative and Legal Permanent Commission, engaged in the process of drafting projects of laws for the Senate discussion and adoption." [1] (2003 Znet Interview)

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  1. About, Ota Benga Alliance, accessed August 19, 2008.