n African Renaissance - Thomas Sankara : the quest for justice 19 years after his assassination : in memoriam

Volume 3, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


A few months ago, in April this year, I reported on the formidable event organised at the University of London by, amongst others, the Kwame Nkrumah Students' Society at SOAS and the African Liberation Support Campaign Network (ALISC), to mark the 34th anniversary of the death of Kwame Nkrumah. There I noted that most of people come to this world and go without anyone remembering them after a few years, save a few close relatives and / or friends. I observed that there are many leaders whose names have been eternalized for good or for evil, but that only those who charted or attempted to chart a good course for their people and communities are venerated when their names are mentioned. I illustrated this remark by the hero of the day - Nkrumah.

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