Remembering Kwame Nkrumah - 21 September 1909

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Happy 108th birthday to Kwame Nkrumah!

The Gallery of Leaders pays tribute to the achievements of exceptional leaders who brought about qualitative leaps in the struggle for humanity and freedom nationally, continentally and internationally. One of those leaders who are deemed exemplary role models is Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president.

Today we pay tribute to Kwame Nkrumah, as an international symbol of freedom and humanity.

Remembering Bantu Stephen Biko

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As we commemorate the 40th death anniversary of struggle-hero Steve Biko. Let us not forget what Steve Biko stood for. This is an opportunity to unpack the dichotomy of our divided identity and allegiances. One of the hallmarks of the Black Consciousness Movement led by Biko, was the development of black culture, black pride, black intellectualism and black literature.

"The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." Like all of Steve Biko's writings, those words testify to the passion, courage, and keen insight that made him one of the most powerful figures in South Africa's struggle against apartheid.

We pay tribute to this fearless son of the African soil.

Read more: Remembering Bantu Stephen Biko

Remembering The Bisho Massacre in 1992

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As many as 80,000 protesters gathered outside of Bisho, the capital city of Ciskei, and demanded an end to the military government of Brigadier Joshua Gqozo and the re-absorption of the so-called black homeland into South Africa.  The protest was led by several senior African National Congress (ANC) leaders, including South African Communist Party Secretary General Chris HaniCyril RamaphosaSteve Tshwete and Ronnie Kasrils.

Read more: Remembering The Bisho Massacre in 1992

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