On this day in Addis Ababa, 1963, Kwame Nkrumah‘s dream of Pan-African Unity was partially realised, the Organisation for African Unity was created and 25th May was declared to be “Africa Day”.
However intentionally or not, Yinka Shonibare’s artwork unveiled yesterday in Trafalgar Square is a fitting tribute and anti-colonial statement. Perhaps unsurprisingly the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has nothing intelligent to say about Nelson’s legacy in strengthening the British Empire and therefore British Colonialism and Imperialism.
Let’s hope that one day Africa will be free from war, famine and economic deprivation and instead a strong independent continent.
Actually let’s do more than just hope, let’s organise to make it happen.
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