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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Nkrumah lives

In 2008 I, and colleagues from some member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), was invited to report on the Harmonized Zimbabwe elections.

After the votes were cast, we paid frequent visits to the Command Centre of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) in Harare to monitor results of the elections as they were received from polling stations throughout Zimbabwe.

Photo: ZEC officials announcing elections results at the ZEC Command Centre
Photo: The media colleagues included Bayano Valy (standing, left) from Mozambique and Penny Kamanga (standing, right) from Malawi.

In my last post, I wrote of the similarities between Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and Mwalimu Julius Nyerere of Tanzania. The quotation on the t-shirt of an unidentified reporter in the top photograph at ZEC's command centre reiterates the similarities. It reads:
Independence of Ghana is meaningless unless it is linked with the total liberation of Afrika.
During the leadership of Mwalimu Nyerere, Tanzania provided substantial moral and material support to the liberation movements of the African countries that remained under colonial and minority rule, including Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Angola, and Namibia.

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