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Ahmed Abdel-Rassoul, Egyptian radiochemist (Alexandria March 1929 -

Developed analytical schemes based on nuclear activation

Raphael Ernest Grail Armattoe, Ghanaian physician, anthropologist and writer (Keta, Volta Region 12 August 1913 – Hamburg 22 October 1953)

Invented many herbal medicines including the Abochi drug used to cure guinea worm disease

Physiology and Medicine Nobel Prize nominee (1948)

Mahmoud Ibrahim Attia, Egyptian geologist (Cairo 10 February 1900 - ?)

A new mode of occurrence of iron-ore deposits in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. Bull. Inst. D’Egypt 31:49-68, 1949

Riad Abdel Latif Bayoumi, Sudanese geneticist and biochemist (02 February 1943 –

Authored over 70 research publications

Performed genetic mapping of Joubert syndrome, hereditary spastic paraplegia and multiple epiphyseal dysplasia


Visiting Scientist, Danish Medical Research Council of Copenhagen University Hospital for his work on cyto-adherence of malaria parasitized erythrocytes (1993)

Senior Visiting Scientist, World Health Organization for his work on use of recombinant DNA to study the genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum (1989)  

Turner Timinipre Isoun, Nigerian veterinary pathologist (Odi, Rivers State 02 September 1938 –


In vitro cultivation of Trypanosoma vivax isolated from cattle. Nature 251:513-4, 1974

The histopathology of experimental disease produced in mice infected with Trypanosoma vivax. Acta tropica 32(3):267-72, 1975

Pathologic and biochemical influences of a viral enteric infection in protein-calorie malnutrition in pigs. Thesis. Michigan State University (1970)


Davidson Sylvester Hector Willoughby Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat, writer and physician (Freetown 14 September 1924 – Cambridge, United Kingdom 20 September 1994)

First to analyse the break down of insulin in the human body

With L.F. Smith. Amino-acid sequence of human insulin. Nature 187:483-5, 1960

The biological activity of pure peptides obtained by enzymatic hydrolysis of insulin. Biochem. J. 7:395-401, 1960

The biological activity of insulin derivatives. Biochem. Biophys. Acta 34:257-8, 1959

First African to be named fellow at either Cambridge or Oxford Universities (1957)