Today in history Africans lost its beloved son, gone but not forgotten, exactly 49 years ago today, on April 27, 1972, Ghana’s beloved son, first President and the greatest Africa politician ever in the history of global politics, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah died in Romania, after failing health, he flew from Guinea to Bucharest, Romania, for medical treatment in August 1971. He died of prostate cancer in April 1972 at the age of 62 while in Romania.
He fought and fought for Ghana with no interest of enriching himself and family but today stomach politicians has spoiled Ghana and finished us with high rate of everything we buy. You are a living Hero even when you are no more because the people of Ghana still enjoy the projects you put up.
According to intelligence documents released by the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Historian, "Nkrumah was doing more to undermine U.S. government interests than any other black African."
No wonder in 2000, he was voted African Man of the Millennium by listeners to the BBC World Service, being described by the BBC as a Hero of Independence and an International symbol of freedom as the leader of the first black African country to shake off the chains of colonial rule.
I wish our today's politician would have just a fraction of your love for this country, these Chinese wouldn't be here destroying our lands and survival in the full glare of those we call leaders with such impunity. Ghana indeed misses a leader like Dr. Nkrumah with much integrity, visionary and a man of peace. I know in your rest still you have not forgiven Ghana, May your beautiful soul keep resting in peace, our freedom fighter.
Additionally, today in the history of Zambians and African football at large received the saddest news, on the evening of 27 April 1993, a DHC-5 Buffalo transport aircraft of the Zambian Air Force crashed into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Libreville, Gabon. The flight was carrying most of the Zambian national football team to a FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Senegal in Dakar. All 25 passengers and five crew members died.
Sad indeed, that team was destined for greatness, may their souls continue to rest in peace.
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