Condolences and Congratulations are both in order for Zambia
(Left: President Michael Chilufya Sata (July 6, 1937 – October 28, 2014) /(Right: President Guy Scott)
Our sincere condolence to Zambians across the world, as President Michael Chilufya Sata took his last breath at the King Edward VII Hospital in London, where he had been receiving treatment until October 28, 2014. President Sata’s passing turns a new chapter in African history as Mr. Guy Scott takes the official role as the Zambian (interim) Head of State by default. Zambia is one of the few African countries that have been multi-racially inclusive of persons of European descent it is highest Office. This was the world’s observation when Guy Scott was sworn in as Vice President of the Republic of Zambia on 29 September 2011. Read More
Professor. Ali Al'Amin Mazrui (February 24, 1933 – October 13, 2014)
Professor Ali Al'Amin Mazrui passed away Sunday at 8.32pm New York time (Monday, 12.32am GMT).
"Condolences to all Africans, for a great one amongst us has fallen!" African Views
Professor Ali Al'Amin Mazrui will be remembered for many things, but nothing will supercede what he gave Africans, the vision of the need for stewardship to the African landscape and environment. He was a humble, pious, and extremely generous fellow of humanity.
'The African condition'
Tanzania's Deputy Minister of Communication, Science and Technology, January Makamba, paid a more personal tribute, saying Mr Mazrui "taught me to appreciate and value Africa's complex identity and multiple heritages". Source: BBC
Farewell gentle giant.
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