Gaston Mandata Nguérékata (born 20 May 1953) is a Central African mathematician and politician who is currently serving. He was the first Central African to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics.[1]

Gaston Mandata Nguérékata
Gaston Nguerekata in 2013
Minister Advisor Spokesperson for President André Kolingba
In office
PresidentAndre Kolingba
Prime MinisterTimothée Malendoma
Enoch Derant Lakoué
Personal details
Born(1953-05-20)20 May 1953
Paoua, Ubangi-Shari (now the present-day Central African Republic)
Political partyParti Pour la Renaissance Centrafricaine (PARC)
Alma materUniversity of Montreal

Early life and education edit

Nguérékata was born in Paoua on May 20, 1953.[2] He finished his primary education in Ecole Sous Préfecturale de Paoua. As an elementary school student, he became the accountant at his father's store, and soon he discovered that he loved math. Afterward, he continued high school at Lycee Moderne de Berberati and then at Lycée des Rapides in Bangui. During his year at Lycée des Rapides Bangui, he was appointed as the school's basketball team captain. In 1972, he graduated from high school as the first-rank achiever nationalwide on Baccalaureate Series C, the high school national graduating test for mathematics concentration.[1][3][4]

Upon completing high school, he continued his higher education from graduate to doctoral degree at the University of Montreal through a Canadian government scholarship. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in 1980 with the dissertation titled Quelques Remarques sur les Equations Differentielles Abstraites. He then attended postdoctoral education at University of California, Berkeley.[5][2]

Career edit

Academic career edit

In 1976, he worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Montreal until 1980. From 1978 to 1980, he became an instructor at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. He then returned to the Central African Republic in December 1980 and served as Vice Rector of University of Bangui from 1981 to 1983 and acting rector of the University of Bangui from 1983 to 1984. After he resigned as Andre Kolingba's spokesperson, he served as the University of Bangui's Vice Rector from 1994 to 1995.[5][3] Upon resigning as vice-rector of the University of Bangui, he moved to the US and taught at Daemen University.[2]

Morgan State University edit

In 1996, he joined Morgan State University as a lecturer. One year later, he was promoted to associate professor. In 2003, his rank was elevated to professor and held it until 2017 when he became the University Distinguished Professor.[5]

Political career edit

Nguérékata joined RDC and served as high commissioner, then deputy minister, of science, technology, and environment from 1987 to 1992. In 1992, he became the Spokesperson for Andre Kolingba until 1993.[2] He also participated in Earth Summit and served as spokesperson for the African Ministerial Group.[6] He founded Parti Pour la Renaissance Centrafricaine (PARC) in 2013.[2] In October 2013, he called for Michel Djotodia resignation due to his incompetency in leading the country.[7]

In 2014, he launched several actions in Central African Republic such as providing free WIFI to University of Bangui and launching a project Cahier de doléances (Book of Grievances) in Mbaiki.[8][9] On 27 February 2015, he signed the Catholic Church Community of Sant’Egidio Central African Republic national reconciliation agreement in Rome.[2] He ran for at 2015–16 Central African general election as a presidential candidate of PARC. He earned 22,391 votes and did not advance to the second round.[10] In 2022, he resigned from his post as the chairman of PARC due to personal issues.[11]

Personal life edit

Nguérékata speaks French and English.[5]

Awards edit

  •  , Commander Order of Central African Merit - 1991.[5]
  •  , Chevalier of Legion of Honour - 1985.[5]
  • Officer of Central African Orders of Academic Palms - 1984

Bibliography edit

Articles edit

  • Ezzinbi, Khalil; Fatajou, Samir; N’guérékata, Gaston Mandata (15 February 2009). "Pseudo-almost-automorphic solutions to some neutral partial functional differential equations in Banach spaces". Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods & Applications. 70 (4): 1641–1647.
  • Ezzinbi, Khalil; Fatajou, Samir; N'Guérékata, Gaston Mandata (15 March 2009). "Pseudo almost automorphic solutions for dissipative differential equations in Banach spaces". Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications. 351 (2): 7650772.
  • Ezzinbi, Khalil; N'Guérékata, Gaston Mandata (1 April 2007). "Almost automorphic solutions for some partial functional differential equations". Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications. 328 (1): 344–358.
  • Baillon, Jean-Bernard; Blot, Joël; N’Guerekata, Gaston Mandata; Pennequin, Denis (2006). "On C (n)-ost periodic solutions to some nonautonomous differential equations in Banach spaces" (PDF). Commentationes Mathematicae. 46 (2): 263–273.
  • N'Guerekata, Gaston Mandata (1986). "Notes on almost-periodicity in topological vector spaces" (PDF). International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences. 9: 201–204.
  • N'Guerekata, Gaston Mandata (1984). "Almost-periodicity in linear topological spaces and applications to abstract differential equations" (PDF). International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences. 7 (3): 529–540.
  • N'Guerekata, Gaston Mandata (1983). "Quelques remarques sur les fonctions asymptotiquement presque automorphes". Les Annales des Sciences Mathématiques du Québec. 7 (2): 185–191.
  • N'Guerekata, Gaston Mandata (1981). "Sur les fonctions presqu'automorphes d'équations différentielles abstraites" (PDF). Ann. Sci. Math. Québec. 5 (1): 69–79.

Books edit

  • Abbas, Saïd; Benchohra, Mouffak; N'Guérékata, Gaston Mandata (2012). Topics in Fractional Differential Equations. Springer. ISBN 0-8218-2793-6.
  • Liu, Fengshan; N’Guerekata, Gaston Mandata (2008). Discrete and Applied Mathematics. Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 978-1-60021-810-1.
  • Liu, James H; N'guerekata, Gaston Mandata; Nguyen, Van Minh (2008). Topics On Stability And Periodicity In Abstract Differential Equations. Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 978-981-281-823-2.
  • N'Guérékata, Gaston Mandata (2008). Focus on Evolution Equations. Nova Publishers. ISBN 978-1-60021-342-7.
  • N'Guérékata, Gaston Mandata (2008). Leading-Edge Research on Evolution Equations. Nova Publishers. ISBN 978-1-60456-226-2.
  • N'Guérékata, Gaston Mandata (2008). Trends in Evolution Equation Research. Nova Publishers. ISBN 978-1-60456-270-5.
  • Liu, Fengshan; Nashed, Zuhair; N'Guérékata, Gaston Mandata; Pokrajac, Dragoljub; Qiao, Zhijun; Shi, Xiquan; Xia, Xianggen (2006). Advances in Applied and Computational Mathematics. Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 1-60021-358-8.
  • N'Guérékata, Gaston Mandata (2005). Topics in Almost Automorphy. Springer. ISBN 0-387-22846-2.
  • N'Guérékata, Gaston Mandata (2002). Introductory Algebra. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. ISBN 0-7872-9401-2.
  • N'Guérékata, Gaston Mandata (2002). PreCalculus. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. ISBN 0-7872-9404-7.
  • N'Guérékata, Gaston Mandata (2001). Almost automorphic and almost periodic functions in abstract spaces. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 978-0-306-46686-1.

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Gaston M. N'Guerekata University Distinguished Professor Associate Dean Morgan State University". The Network of Minorities in Mathematical Sciences 2024. Retrieved 28 January 2024.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Bradshaw, Richard; Rius, Juan Fandos (2016). Historical Dictionary of the Central African Republic (Historical Dictionaries of Africa). Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 486.
  3. ^ a b Les Plumes de RCA, Les Plumes de RCA. "Qui est le professeur Gaston Mandata N'guerekata". Les Plumes de RCA. Retrieved 28 January 2024.
  4. ^ Bamara e-Book Editorial Team, Bamara e-Book Editorial Team. "COLLEGE DES RAPIDES 1969 – 1970 où le palmarès de l'excellence de l'élite scolaire". Bamara e-Book. Retrieved 28 January 2024.
  5. ^ a b c d e f N'guerekata, Gaston M. "Gaston M. N'guerekata CV" (PDF). Retrieved 28 January 2024.
  6. ^ "Le Professeur Gaston N'Guérékata, mathématicien, lauréat du prix NOBLE 2009 (organisé par la National Association For Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, Nafeo)". Sango Net. Retrieved 28 January 2024.
  7. ^ Ndeke Luka, Ndeke Luka. "Pr Gaston Mandata Nguérékata en marche pour un changement en Centrafrique". Radio Ndeke Luka. Retrieved 28 January 2024.
  8. ^ Ndeke Luka, Ndeke Luka. "Un réseau d'interconnexion WIFI à l'Université de Bangui". Radio Ndeke Luka. Retrieved 28 January 2024.
  9. ^ Centrafricmatin, Centrafricmatin. "TOURNEE DU PROFESSEUR GASTON MANDATA-NGUEREKATA DANS LA LOBAYE : LANCEMENT D'UN " CAHIER DE DOLEANCES "". Centrafricmatin. Retrieved 28 January 2024.
  10. ^ Ndeke Luka, Ndeke Luka. "Présidentielle: Faustin Archange Touadéra et Anicet Georges Dologuélé confirmés par la Cour Constitutionnelle pour le second tour". Radio Ndeke Luka. Retrieved 28 January 2024.
  11. ^ Ibrahim, D.Y. "Gaston Mandata N'Guérékata démissionne de la présidence du parti pour la renaissance centrafricaine (PARC)". Corbeau News Centrafrique. Retrieved 28 January 2024.