Africans at Oxford

Africans may be a small minority among the Oxford student body, but the university has over the past century nurtured some of Africa’s most prominent people. These include John Kufour, former President of Ghana, Emeka Ojukwu, the Nigerian gFrom left: Frene Ginwala, John Kufuor, Loyiso Nongxa and Pixley Semeeneral who led the Biafran secession, and Bram Fisher, the lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela during his political trials.

Justin Pearce (MSc 2006-7) has written an article which traces the history of Africans at Oxford by looking at the famous men – and one woman – who have studied here.

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