Today we remember the highly intelligent, revolutionary, fearless African political leaders and activists who were assassinated towards independence and after their respective countries attained independence. From the turmoil in DR Congo which many trace to the assassination of Patrice Lumumba to the spirit of uprightness in Burkina Faso, which many say still has the spirit of Sankara hovering over it, most colonial powers have been responsible for these assassinations. We take a look and reflect on these young African revolutionary leaders who died for their cause to see a free and liberated Africa.
Stephen Bantu Biko the anti-apartheid activist and leader of the black consciousness movement in South Africa, is born in 1946 in Ginsberg Township, in the present-day Eastern Cape province. To remember the best-known martyr of the struggle against apartheid, Google today published a doodle, celebrating Biko’s remarkable legacy.
Today, South Africa celebrates Freedom Day to commemorate the country’s first democratic elections in 1994. The journey to freedom and democracy has been arduous. As South Africa celebrate this historic day, we remember the sacrifices made during the struggle. We ask, what does freedom mean for South Africans and whether the expectations of 1994 are being met?
This question came to me against the backdrop of news that French soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR) had raped and sodomised young boys they were meant to protect.
Family of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko have gone to court to try to stop the auction of his post-mortem report
When one looks and listens to business, political and cultural leaders, we are most likely to see and hear speeches of African people that not only reinforce white supremacy but are rooted in European thinking. Our present orientation is not necessarily rooted in African thought, culture and heritage.