Ernest Wamba-dia-Wamba D.R. Congo/Tanzania

Ernest Wamba-dia-Wamba is a philosopher. He has contributed to the development of African philosophy and sparked off the philosophical debate on social themes in Africa. Wamba-dia-Wamba is one of the few African philosophers of stature to have remained in Africa to work. In 1992 he became president of the Senegal-based CODESRIA, (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa), which he directed with great enthusiasm and wisdom.