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Algerian independence leader and opposition figure, Hocine Ait Ahmed, 89, dies

Co-founder of the National Liberation Front (FLN) had lived in exile for decades

Abayomi Azikiwe

2016-01-08, Issue 756

He was known as a founding member of what was described as the “Sons of Toussaint”, a group of nationalist leaders who initiated the armed struggle against French imperialism on November 1, 1954. He is a national hero in Algeria.

Chimusoro Sam Moyo, 1954-2015

2015-11-23, Issue 752

“We have lost one of our great comrades: utterly committed, a most unassuming scholar and an absolutely decent human being.” - University of Dar es Salaam Professor Emeritus Issa Shivji.

A tribute to Sam Moyo – a giant of agrarian studies

Ian Scoones

2015-11-23, Issue 752

In Zimbabwe’s land debate nearly everyone at different times disagreed with him, but they all listened. Whether inside the state and party, among opposition groups or with the World Bank and other donors, no one could ignore what Sam had to say.

An ode in memory of Chimusoro Sam Moyo

Bella Matambanadzo

2015-11-23, Issue 752

An unimaginable loss has happened. Our phenomenal intellectual pan African giant on land issues, Professor Sam Moyo, has died following injuries sustained during a terrible car accident in New Delhi, India. We are in disbelief. We are waiting for him to come home. We feel ripped apart with pain.

C K Gyamfi was Ghana’s most intelligent player/coach ever

Cameron Duodu

2015-09-07, Issue 741

Ghana has won the Africa Cup of Nations four times. Gyamfi, himself a very successful player, was coach of the national side in three of those wins. He is a legend.

Stephen Ellis: An appreciation

Lansana Gberie

2015-08-05, Issue 738

Professor Ellis was by far the most accomplished, productive and dedicated scholar of Africa of his generation, and his contribution will remain the gold standard with respect to modern scholarship on Africa.

Dr. Nana Seshibe, a warrior of the liberation struggle

Motsoko Pheko

2015-07-22, Issue 736

Heroes are immortal. They seem more powerful in their spirit than in their mortal life. Their spirits become the fountain of inspiration to conquer the forces of evil, oppression and human destruction. Nana has joined heroes in the spirit world.

The rebel, Oronto Douglas: Memorial for a friend

Daphne Wysham

2015-04-30, Issue 724

His fearlessness in the face of violence, torture and even threats of death meant that he carried the message against the planet-plundering oil companies around the world, speaking truth to power, no matter the price.

South Africa: Fishers’ champion Kenneth Blaauw dies

2015-04-16, Issue 722

Health difficulties did not deter Blaauw from pursuing basic rights for all fishers. Despite his persistent efforts to advance the fishers’ struggle, Blaauw himself was a struggling fisherman at the time of his death.

Sony Esteus and community radio in Haiti

Beverly Bell

2015-03-18, Issue 718

The sudden death of the well-known community radio journalist and activist has left many people within progressive movements in Haiti shaken. The work he leaves behind is testament to Sony’s total commitment to the transformation of the lives of the country’s masses.

Ali Mazrui, 1933-2014: A tribute

Toyin Falola

2014-10-29, Issue 700

Mazrui was a Creolite, that is, one who had the capacity to mix languages, and became entangled in the cultures as well as the identities of these languages. He was a language bargainer, shopping for the appropriate genre in which to negotiate in the marketplace of ideas.

Remembering Thomas Deve

2014-09-22, Issue 695

Thomas Deve died on September 7, 2014. He was a visionary, Pan-Africanist and thinker in human rights and arts circles. Here is a short video of tributes to him at a commemoration held in Nairobi.

South Africa: Noted student social justice activist dies

2014-09-23, Issue 695

BDS South Africa mourns the passing of Palestinian solidarity and student activist, Comrade Yusuf Talia. We also celebrate Cde. Talia’s inspiring life!

Tribute to Comrade Humphrey Kimani Ndegwa aka ‘Kim wa RPP’

Gacheke Gachihi

2014-09-24, Issue 695

Comrade Kimani remained steadfast in his commitment to the liberation of Kenya ever since he joined the reform movement in the early 1990s. Though uncelebrated nationally, the social justice movement in Kenya is the poorer with his untimely death.

Ameyo Adadevoh: That we may truly remember her

Adewale Stephen

2014-09-09, Issue 693

One of the saddest things about the Ebola outbreak in parts of Africa is the infection and death of medical personnel courageously responding to this horrific public health emergency. In Nigeria, two women medical professionals died in this way. They should always be remembered and celebrated

A life well lived: Tribute to Comrade Vuyisa Qunta

Nelvis Qekema

2014-09-11, Issue 693

Che Guevara might well have had Qunta in mind when he declared that: “I don’t care if I fall, as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting”.

Fare thee well Thomas Deve

Fred Zindi

2014-09-11, Issue 693

The death of arts critic, journalist and Pan Africanist Thomas Deve has robbed Zimbabwe of a man of many talents.

Nathan Shamuyarira - Zimbabwean of global stature

Yash Tandon

2014-07-03, Issue 685

Nathan Shamuyarira was a man who dedicated his life to the emancipation and unity of both his native Zimbabwe and the African continent. In various capacities – as activist, politician, academic and professional – he consistently served with his characteristic generosity, incorruptibility and commitment.

A tribute to liberation struggle veteran Nelson 'Nana' Mahomo

Motsoko Pheko

2014-06-19, Issue 683

Comrade Nelson ‘Nana’ Mahomo was a founding member of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania and an architect of the Sharpville Uprisings. On 1 June 2014 he passed away. He leaves behind a family, friends, fellow visionaries, a proud history and an as yet unfulfilled vision for Azania.

General Gordon Baker, Jr.: Pioneer in African American working class resistance

Co-founder of DRUM fought against exploitation and national oppression in the auto industry

Abayomi Azikiwe

2014-06-19, Issue 683

The lessons of the struggles waged by General Baker and his comrades must be taken into consideration in the present battle in the US over jobs, income, pensions and public assets

Maya Angelou gave literary and political voice to African American women

Poet, essayist, activist, film director spanned the spectrum between the arts and movements

Abayomi Azikiwe

2014-06-11, Issue 682

Angelou’s contributions to literature and social movements will remain as an inspiration to today’s youth as well as future generations.

Mabel Robinson Williams, (1931-2014), leaves a legacy of struggle and community service

Abayomi Azikiwe

2014-05-07, Issue 677

Along with husband Robert F. Williams they led a campaign for self-defense that shaped the 1960s

Sebastian Michael Chuwa

James Harris and Bette Stockbauer-Harris

2014-05-01, Issue 676

A noted Tanzanian botanist and conservationist is mourned

Norman Girvan: The passing of a true Caribbean patriot

Movement for Social justice

2014-04-16, Issue 674

The Caribbean has lost a fighter and believer in social justice, one who knew that another world is not only necessary but possible! The working people and poor have lost a true friend!

A tribute to Major Gen Siyaya Nkonyeni

Motsoko Pheko

2014-04-03, Issue 672

Major General Nkonyeni was a true Pan Africanist and a hero of the South African liberation struggle in the fearless tradition of the freedom fighters. His exploits will remain an inspiration for future generations

Who will replace Bob Crow and Tony Benn?

More working classes champions are needed

Ama Biney

2014-03-20, Issue 670

Reviled by the right wing British press, Crow and Benn championed the interests of the working people of Britain and struggled for social justice issues of workers around the world.

Bishop Lesaoana Caleb Makanda: Freedom fighter, diplomat and prophet

Motsoko Pheko

2014-01-30, Issue 663

The measure of a man is not how he died, but how he lived his life. Not what he gained, but what he gave. The greatest thing in life is to live for a purpose

Amiri Baraka has died: Long live Amiri Baraka!

Anthony Monteiro

2014-01-15, Issue 661

To truly honour Amiri Baraka, one must examine his travels, the political journeys he undertook in search of paths to self-determination for his people and all humanity. He sought a liberatory synthesis of culture and politics. ‘We need a Cultural Revolution in the US and internationally, to reorient the world and ultimately transform it where we and everybody else is self-determining.’

Richard Hart: A tribute

Luke Daniels

2014-01-16, Issue 661

Richard Hart was a pioneer in the development of Trade Unions, political parties and organizations in the Caribbean. Although he pursued a career as a solicitor, he is more widely known as a historian and politician. He has written numerous books, pamphlets and papers

Baba John Watusi Branch becomes an Ancestor

2014-01-08, Issue 660

Baba John Watusi Branch was and is the spiritual embodiment of an African with profound love, an authentic legacy and an uncompromising loyalty to African people

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