Category: Icons Of Africa

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Desmonmd Tutu has lived to defend anything humanity

By Josiah Odanga Desmond Tutu is a human rights activist and retired bishop, born and brought up in South Africa at a time the oppressive apartheid ru...
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Skillful Pele was pioneer African in foreign leagues, remains undisputed Africa’s best football player

By Kenyan Weekly Reporter Abedi Pele is a Ghanian national and Africa’s all time best footballer, remembered for the beauty that surrounded his play...
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DUBE: International reggae star who hated crime, never neglected Jah

By Josiah Odanga Instead of using music solely for entertainment, Lucky Dube abandoned South African’s Zulu pop music, Mbaganga; and championed poli...
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Karachuonyo set to commemorate Ojijo Oteko, pioneer freedom fighter

This August will mark the 74th Anniversary of the assassination of pioneer freedom fighter Ojijo Oteko whose remains were transported from Nairobi to ...
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Graca Machel, much more than just a First Lady

By The Kenyan Weekly Correspondent Graca Machel is a unique woman. She is known world over as a champion of human rights, equity for women and develop...
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Haile Selassie the Rastafarian 

By Josiah Odanga There is this current generation who have adopted the dreadlock culture, clad in clothes and scarves bearing green, red, yellow and b...
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Obasanjo’s means that ended in a better Nigeria

By Josiah Odanga Though it is evident that Olusegun Obasanjo first ascended to power through a military coup, his rule came with many a blessing for N...
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Garang saved South Sudan, but never enjoyed his sweat

By The Kenyan Weekly Team Dr John Garang de Mabior who was a development Economist by profession is widely considered the single most influential pers...
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Michael Blundell: From colonialist to nationalist

By Dikembe Disembe There is no doubt that Michael Blundell was one of the architects of Kenya’s racial harmony and stability. He was committed t...
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Nyerere dreams may be coming true in Magufuli

By Kenyan Weekly Correspondent Dr John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania, the latest entrant in the presidential team in East Africa, fits the qualities unde...