15 August 2008

Nehrus of africa

On Indian independence day, we remember our founding fathers. These founding fathers, Gandhi and later Nehru influenced a host of leaders across the world to pursue independence for their countries. However, unlike Gandhi and Nehru many of these subsequently became hugely unpopular among their countrymen and some had fatal outcomes too. The following could be called Nehrus of Africa:
Tanzania: Julius Nyerere
Kenya: Jomo Kenyatta
Malawi: Hastings Banda
Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe
Zambia: Kenneth Kaunda
Seretse Khama
and ofcourse,
South Africa: Nelson Mandela
Ohh! I forgot an important one:
Ghana: Kwame Nkrumah
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