Greetings Africa on the day Steve Biko was born. The leader of the Black Consciousness movement would have turned 71 today. Here are the quotes from the courageous leader who left behind an important legacy.
Mũkoma wa Ngũgi explores a redefinition of what ‘icon’ means in the African context, the unearthing of names that are all too often forgotten, the invisibility of female icons in our historical narratives, and the nature and role of the diaspora in our cultural, political and economic production
Our liberation icons remain important – warts and all. They do not need to fade from our continental consciousness of liberation struggle history, nor from the struggles that are continually faced in contemporary times.
Burkinabe youths participated in the renaming of a street from Charles de Gaulle Avenue to Thomas Sankara Boulevard, coinciding with the visit by French president Emmanuel Macron. Macron kicked off his maiden African tour on Tuesday, starting with Burkina Faso, to a European-African summit in Ivory Coast and finally to Ghana.
President Emmanuel Macron kicked off his maiden African tour Tuesday by vowing to declassify secret French files on Burkina Faso’s assassinated leader and announcing a billion-euro fund for African businesses.
The University of South Africa has conferred a doctorate degree of Doctor of Literature and Philosophy (honoris causa) posthumously on Bantu Stephen Biko. Biko’s son, Samora Biko accepted the posthumous honorary doctorate. This year’s Biko Lecture was given by Zimbabwean academic Dr Ibbo Mandaza.
Kenyan Rich Allela and Nigerian Dapel Kureng collaborate in a stunning but controversial depiction of Mekatilili; a Kenyan heroine known for her courage and trust in the singular course of freedom