FIVE AFRICAN LEADERS THAT ARE WORTHY OF A STATUE

1. Muammar al-Gaddafi (LIBYA)

Born Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi. Muammar Gadaffi was a revolutionary and a politician. He governed Libya as Revolutionary Chairman of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977. He was known as a “Brotherly Leader” in his prime. He was ideologically committed to Arab nationalism and Arab socialism but ruled according to his own Third International Theory as he was famous for being a political theorist.


2. John Chilembwe (MALAWI)

Reverend John Chilembwe was born February 3, 1915 in Malawi. He was a Baptist pastor and educator trained in the United States. He was the earliest figure of resistance against colonization in Nyasaland and is celebrated as a hero and has a dedicated holiday on the 15th of January. He fought against unfair treatment towards Africans in European-owned plantations and the colonial government’s failure to accommodate African advancements.

After the first world war, he planned an up rise that did not go according to plan and was shot dead in the aftermath but is recognized for his bravery and dedication.

3. Kofi Annan (GHANA)

Kofi Atta Annan was born on the 8th of April 1938 in Ghana. He was a Ghanaian diplomat who duly served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Becoming the second African to hold such a title with the first African secretary general being Bhoutros Ghali from Egypt. He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize which is considered his most precious accolade.


4. Winnie Mandela (SOUTH AFRICA)

Born Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela on 26th of September. Winnie Mandela is famous for her role as the mother of the nation of South Africa. Winnie Mandela was an activist and ex-wife of Nelson Mandela. She served as a member of the African National Congress (ANC) and spearheaded the Women’s League. She served as a member of parliament from 1994 to 2003 and from 2009 until her death.

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