On this day in 1999, one of Africa’s foremost statesmen, Julius Kambarage Nyerere passed on. Nyerere was the first President of Tanzania and previously Tanganyika, from 1961 until his retirement in 1985.
Today the world commemorates the birth of a global icon. 146 years ago Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, or “Great Soul” was born. Regarded as one of the foremost symbols of non-violent protest
21 September marks the anniversary of the birth of an African titan Kwame Nkrumah. The first President and Prime Minister of Ghana, Nkrumah led Ghana to independence. A nationalist and Pan-Africanism proponent, Nkrumah is undoubtedly one of Africa’s foremost freedom fighters.
The outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba was announced on Friday as winner of the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership
The Ebola virus disease has not yet been kicked from Liberia, but at 10 infections per day, it is stabilising, and according to the president of the West African country, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, this good news is down to the leadership of US President Obama’s administration, and the support by the US Congress
Following yesterday’s violent death of Bafana Bafana skipper, Senzo Meyiwa, the issue of gun violence in the country has again appeared in the public consciousness.
I woke up this morning to the hum of the generators emanating from the abode of those who could afford to fuel their petrol burners all night. A brief glance at the social media informed me it was Independence Day.
The bust of former president Nelson Mandela unveiled at Parliament on Monday shows how far South Africa’s democracy has come in a short space of time, President Jacob Zuma said as SA observed its Freedom Day holiday
I am glad that I am neither a soldier nor a mercenary. Both are instruments of war and destruction. Nobody should ask me to fire machine guns and drop bombs on fellow Africans whose leader came to power through a violent coup and not democratic elections.