Zimbabwe and Africa have lost an anti-colonial and liberation hero with the passing of former President Robert Mugabe (95). A colossal, brave and charismatic yet divisive figure, Mugabe tirelessly fought for Zimbabwe’s political and economic freedom his entire life. Gushungo as Mugabe was affectionately known was undoubtedly one of the most vocal anti-colonial African leaders and dedicated his life to fighting colonialism and neo-colonialism. We share with you 10 of his profound quotes.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was a revolutionary, a freedom fighter and a strong believer in the economic freedom of black South Africans. Here are ten quotes that give us an inkling into her beliefs and what she stood for.
For 67 years Nelson Rolinhlanhla Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity. The first democratically elected President of South Africa was born on this day the 18th of July 1918 and this day has since 2009 been celebrated as the Nelson Mandela International Day.
Today we celebrate an African literary giant Ben Okri. Okri, a Nigerian poet and novelist is considered one of the foremost African authors in the post-modern and post-colonial traditions. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Famished Road (1991).
The world mourns the passing of a larger than life character, Cuban revolutionary Commandante Fidel Castro who passed away at the age of 90. As tributes continue to pour in, and as the world mourns the loss of a political titan, we remember Castro through 10 of his most profound quotes.
Today the people of Mozambique commemorate the anniversary of the death of founding President Samora Machel. Africa pays tribute to Machel, and to celebrate the legacy of President Samora, we remember Samora through quotes about what he stood and fought for.
Fake quotes misattributed to Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe have gone viral across the Africa. Hundreds of them are shared on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and on messaging apps like WhatsApp every day. The meme has assumed a life of its own. But what what does the meme mean for how Africans see “Uncle Bob”?
Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on 17 January 1942 has passed away aged 74. Ali died yesterday, 3 June 2016 after a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. In remembrance of “The Greatest” fighter to grace the boxing ring, we look at some of his famous and inspirational quotes.
The U.S. Treasury has announced that Harriet Tubman abolitionist, women’s rights advocate and freedom fighter, will feature on the front of the new $20 bill, replacing former President Andrew Jackson, who was a slave owner. Tubman becomes the first black person to appear on a U.S. banknote and the first woman in more than a century. The news continues to be celebrated on various platforms online.