The Late Muhammad Ali Enjoying Himself in Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, and Egypt)

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American WBA Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali on the the throne of his namesake, Mohammed Ali Pasha, at Al-Gawhara Palace, Cairo, Egypt, June 9, 1964.

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By the time Ali’s motorcade reached the government-owned, six-story Ambassador Hotel, it seemed as if the entire city was trailing behind it. Countless locals camped outside the hotel, hoping to get a glimpse of him. Not wanting to disappoint them, Ali emerged into view on the terrace, shouting below, “Who’s the king?”

“You are!” the crowd thundered.

 

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Muhammad Ali rides near the Sphinx and the pyramids at Giza, Egypt, 1964.

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Muhammad Ali prays with his hands open at the Hussein Mosque in Cairo in 1964.

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Arriving in Cairo.

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In Accra Ghana.

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In Lagos, Nigeria.

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With the late President Arap Moi.

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In Lagos, Nigeria.

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Visiting the Sphinx, in Egypt.

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Visiting Egypt.

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Somewhere in Africa.

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With the late President Mobutu.

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With the late President Nkrumah.

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Hyping up the kids in Lagos, Nigeria.

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About Anang Tawiah

About the author :: Anang Tawiah is a New York City based Management Consultant specializing in Investment Risk and Technology Strategy. He continues to guide many Blue chip companies and Governments as a Business and Technology Consultant. Please direct all follow up questions, concerns, request for speaking engagements and presentations regarding my articles and research to my Facebook Page listed below. You can read more of his analysis or reach him for further professional consultations and or guidance at: // Email: anang@labaddi.com // Follow me on Wordpress: www.anangtawiah.com // Follow me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AnangTawiah

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