Today the world celebrates the birth and legacy of an African giant, Guinea-Bissauan and Cabo Verdean nationalist Amílcar Cabral, born September 12 1924. We commemorate the legacies of Cabral and pay homage to him by remembering the words he left us with in his quest to see the liberation, unification and development of Africa.
Unlike the majority of white Zimbabweans, Dirk Frey of the Occupy Africa Unity Square movement dares to raise his voice against Robert Mugabe’s government. Kudzayi Zvinavashe caught up with Frey to chat about his life, heritage and activism.
Zimbabwean activist, Pastor Evan Mawarire, who was arrested yesterday and ‘charged with inciting violence’ is making his first court appearance at Rotten Row Magistrates Court in Harare today. Mawarire called for a two-day stay-away starting today and yesterday government authorities vowed to crush the protest.
In what has been billed a ‘protest against a failed state’, people exercising their constitutional right to make their voices heard have been harassed and arrested in Harare.
Today we remember the legendary Jamaican reggae singer Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley who passed away on 11 May 1981 (aged 36). A fervent and unapologetic Pan-Africanist, Marley strongly believed in African unity and his beliefs on Pan-Africanism were rooted in his Rastafari religious beliefs. We celebrate his legacy and look at some of his well-known, inspirational quotes, and excerpts from his music.
Today marks the anniversary of the death of one of America’s foremost civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. We celebrate his legacy and look at some of the words he left us with in his quest to see a peaceful, equal and non-racial society.
February 21 marks the anniversary of the assassination of one of the most pre-eminent and influential leader in the struggle for human rights, justice and freedom in the United States, Malcolm X. El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, widely known as Malcolm X was killed in 1965 at the age of 39.
A group of religious sisters that goes to extreme measures to fight human trafficking is looking to expand its activities to 40 countries
Phindile Sithole-Spong was born with HIV but only found out at age 19 when she ‘was diagnosed with full-blown Aids’. She speaks about her organisation, Rebranding HIV, working to fight stigma and discrimination