Assassination of Amílcar Cabral, one of Africa’s foremost anti-colonial leaders

He was a prolific Marxian theorist who not only led the war of independence that toppled Portuguese rule in Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde but influenced the fight for decolonization across the continent.

January 20, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch

On January 20, 1973, one of Africa’s foremost anti-colonial leaders: Amílcar Cabral was assassinated in Conakry, Guinea at the age of 48 by political rivals, allegedly supported by Portuguese security establishment. He was a prolific Marxian theorist who not only led the war of independence that toppled Portuguese rule in Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde but influenced the fight for decolonization across the continent. His life and activities became a perpetual source of inspiration to revolutionary socialists and national independence movements worldwide.

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