Pambazuka News 625: The legacies of Hugo Chavez, Chris Hani and Martin Luther King

On April 10, 2013, Sudanese security officers arrested Sharf Eldein Tia, the nephew of Jalila Khmais, the Nuba woman activist who was been detained for 10 months before she has been released last January.

Sharf Eldein arrived from Alliry area in Nuba mountains on April 3, 2013. Eyewitness informed us that he had been arrested by eight plainclothes men who identified themselves to be members of the Sudanese security. His whereabouts remain unknown.

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The ghost of the disputed 2007 presidential election and its ensuing violence was omnipresent during Kenya’s 2013 elections, and the overarching message was peace at all costs. Some argue this posture rendered other issues secondary

The situation in the country is tense. The government has closed all avenues of dialogue with the main opposition party, which now appears to be contemplating a return to war.


10 April 2013 marked the 20th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Chris Hani, the legendary freedom fighter and one of the most courageous and talented leaders of the anti-apartheid struggle. Although he was only 50 at the time of his death, Hani’s contribution to the struggle was that of several lifetimes.


A better world for all is possible. The disgusting opulence of a few people amidst mass suffering is not the natural order of things. But true change will only happen after the spirit of resistance is awakened among the oppressed people. That is the legacy of Hugo Chavez, Chris Hani and Martin Luther King