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Special Feature

The African Revolutionary

Volume 12, Issue 2  | 
Published 14/10/2015
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Leaders Poster Exhibition

YAA ASANTEWA

YAA ASANTEWA

1850 – Ghana. 1921 – Seychelles

"If you Ashantis men do not go ahead, then us women will. We will fight against the whites until the last of us falls on the battlefield."

NZINGA MBANDI

NZINGA MBANDI

1581 – 1663. Angola

Queen Nzinga, installs her kingdom Matamba. There, using her diplomatic skills forms a grand alliance among all the enemies of Portugal. Nzinga, who is very hardworking for freedom together with ngolas of kasanje, Congo, Dembo and Kissama makes a creative army with innovative tactics that puts the invaders in check.

NELSON MANDELA

NELSON MANDELA

1918 – Sudáfrica

"I have fought against white domination and black domination. I have wanted an ideal democracy and a free society in which all people live in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal for which I want to live and achieve. But if it were necessary, it would also be an ideal for which I am willing to die."

FRANZ OMAR FANON

FRANZ OMAR FANON

Martinica: 1925 – EEUU: 1961

"If we want to transform Africa into a new Europe, to America in a new Europe, then let’s entrust to the Europeans the destinies of our countries. They would know how to it better than the best of us. But if we want humanity to advance boldly, if we want to raise it to a different level from which Europe has, then we must invent, we must discover."

OLOFUNMILAYO RANSOME

OLOFUNMILAYO RANSOME

1899-1979. Nigeria

"I was unwelcome in political circles at that time which were heavily dominated by men ... This made me very unhappy and I decided that I would fight to force a change in attitude towards women."

SAMUEL NUJOMA

SAMUEL NUJOMA

1929. Namibia

"Education should be the priority above all priorities."

GAMAL ABDEL NASSER

GAMAL ABDEL NASSER

1918 – 1970. Egipto

"You can kill Gamal! The Egyptian people have hundreds of Gamals who will rise up and demonstrate to you that it is better a red revolution than a dead revolution."

AGOSTINO NETO

AGOSTINO NETO

1922 – 1979. ANGOLA

"Here in prison the anger suppressed in the chest waits patiently for the passing of the clouds by the force of history. No one will prevent the rain."

THOMAS SANKARA

THOMAS SANKARA

1949 – 1987. Burkina Faso

"I wanted to leave behind me the conviction that if we maintain a certain amount of caution and organization we deserve victory ... You cannot make fundamental change without a certain amount of madness. In this case it proceeds from the unwillingness to conform, the value of turning back to old formulas, the courage to invent the future. Let us emulate the mad people of yesterday to be able to act with extreme clarity today. I want to be one of those mad people. We must dare to invent the future. "

AMILCAR CABRAL

AMILCAR CABRAL

Guinea Bissau: 1924. Guinea Conakry: 1973.

".... The national liberation of the people is the reconquest of the personality of that people; it is their return to history as a means to destroy the imperialist domination to which it has been undergoing ... The phenomenon of national liberation corresponds essentially to a revolution. "

JULIUS NYERERE

JULIUS NYERERE

1922 – 1999. Tanzania

"Socialism, like democracy, is a mental attitude ... It has nothing to do with the possession or non-possession of wealth. Destitute people can be potential capitalists, oppressors of their fellow human beings. Similarly, it could be a millionaire socialist, who could give value to their wealth just because it can be used in the service of others. But the individual who uses wealth for the purpose of dominating their neighbours is a capitalist. "

PATRICE LUMUMBA

PATRICE LUMUMBA

1929 – 1961. R.D. Congo.

"No brutality, mistreatment or torture will break me, because I prefer to die with my head held high, with a deep abiding faith and confidence in the fruit of my country than to live subjected and trampling over sacred principles. One day history will judge us, but it will not be history according to Brussels, Paris, Washington or the UN but from the countries emancipated from colonialism and its puppets. "

MUAMMAR KADHAFI

MUAMMAR KADHAFI

1942. Libia.

"The party only represents a fraction of the people, while popular sovereignty is indivisible. The party governs on behalf of the people, but the correct thing is not to substitute the people."

ERNESTO “CHE” GUEVARA

ERNESTO “CHE” GUEVARA

Argentina: 1928 – Bolivia: 1967.

"United States had no colonies in this region and now it is struggling to get into the former colonies of its allies. You can be sure that Africa is in the strategic plans of U.S. imperialism in the long term”.

SAMORA MACHELL

SAMORA MACHELL

1933 – 1986. Mozambique.

"The battle ahead is critical, it is aimed at the expulsion of imperialism from Africa (...) decolonization is not simple geographical transfer of the center of decision making... It is to dismantle the political, administrative, cultural systems ...."

AHMED BEN BELLA

AHMED BEN BELLA

1919. ARGELIA

"The word <<globalization>>, as it was conceived, is a word that causes a lot of damage ... Yes, it would be a very nice word if “the good” was globalized, if we take the welfare of all. But it is the opposite. It is a perverted globalization that globalizes evil, death and poverty."

SEKOU TOURÉ

SEKOU TOURÉ

1922 – 1984. Guinea Conakry

"It is useless to try to put Africa under guardianship, give alms to appease the conscience of one or momentarily weaken the awakening of the other so that they propagate inequality among people." "We prefer to live poor in freedom than rich in slavery ... Africa does not need to be given a hand, but that they stop oppressing it."

KWAME NKRUMAH

KWAME NKRUMAH

1909 – Guinea. 1972 – Guinea Conakry.

"Fellow Ghanaians: Finally the battle has ended, and Ghana, your beloved country is free forever. From now on there is a new Africa in the world, and this new Africa is ready to wage its own battle. We will show that after all the black man is capable of handling their own affairs. We will demonstrate to the world, the other nations and the young people that we are ready to drive our destiny."

JOMO KENYATTA

JOMO KENYATTA

1893 – 1978. Kenia.

"When the whites came, we had the land. They brought the Bible and taught us to pray with our eyes shut. When we opened them, they had the land and us the Bible”

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