Amilcar Cabral : the voice of a free Africa

Stamp with the image of Amilcar Cabral. Photo : RDA

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NEWSROOM (ADV) – Amílcar Cabral is one of those men who have marked the history of Africa. In the list of African celebrities, Amílcar joins Lumumba, Nkrumah, Nelson Mandela, Thomas Sankara and Ahmed Sékou Touré. The entire African Portuguese-speaking countries (namely, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique and São Tomé) owe their independence awakening to Amílcar.

Amílcar Cabral was born in Portuguese Guinea (Bafatá) in 1924 to parents from Cape Verde. He went to study agronomy in Lisbon where he stayed until 1952. He worked alongside activists of the liberation of African colonies from the Portuguese colonial empire. Some of these activists will become leaders of the independentist struggle in Lusophone, Western and Southern Africa, such as Mario de Andrade, Agostinho Neto, Viriato da Cruz (who will become the first secretary of the MPLA) all three in Angola, Eduardo Mondlane (founder of Frelimo, Mozambique), Marcelino dos Santos and Vasco Cabral.

Back on the exceptional life of this prominent African revolutionary.

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