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Forgotten Trailblazers: The “Mères” of the Négritude Movement
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Politics and Society Forgotten Trailblazers: The “Mères” of the Négritude Movement

The revolutionary idea of Negritude turns 82 this year and the ‘trois pères’ of the movement, Aimé Césaire, Léopold Sédar Senghor and Léon-Gontran Damas, will be celebrated as literary heroes. But perhaps it is time, as Edwige-Renée Dro writes, to remember the ‘mères’ of the movement and resurrect them from obscurity.

Ghana Honours Three WWII Veterans Who Sparked the Fight for Independence
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African identities Ghana Honours Three WWII Veterans Who Sparked the Fight for Independence

To mark the 69th anniversary of the Christiansborg shooting, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana laid a wreath in honour of Sergeant Adjetey, Corporal Attipoe and Private Odartey Lamptey, at the Nationalism Park, Accra, Ghana. The shooting sparked the 1948 Accra riots, and led to the arrest of the Big Six, leaders of Ghana’s fight for independence including, Kwame Nkrumah, and Edward Akufo-Addo, the father of current president.

Rhodes Falls: Rhodes statue to be permanently removed from the University of Cape Town campus
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Politics and Society Rhodes Falls: Rhodes statue to be permanently removed from the University of Cape Town campus

University of Cape Town campaigners involved in the RhodesMustFall movement are surely on cloud nine following the approval of the permanent removal of Cecil John Rhodes’ statue from the university campus. The permanent removal of the Rhodes statue was unanimously approved by Heritage Western Cape’s Built Environment and Landscape Committee.

10 excerpts from Steve Biko Memorial Lectures
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Politics and Society 10 excerpts from Steve Biko Memorial Lectures

Today Professor Angela Davis will deliver the 17th annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture at the University of South Africa, in Pretoria. The annual lecture seeks to promote a culture of critical dialogue and active citizenry. Since its inauguration in 2000, various luminaries have delivered the annual memorial lecture and we have selected 10 poignant excerpts taken from previous lectures, which reflect on Biko’s life, and ideas.