#Amílcar #LopesdaCosta #Cabral
, one of the greatest #anticolonial
leaders of the 20th century, was born on the 12th of #September
1924 in. Let’s take a moment to remember this brilliant #revolutionary
the undisputed leader and architect of the struggle to liberate #CapeVerde
and GuineaBissau from the yoke of #Portuguese
As a revolutionary theorist, a #guerrillafighter
, inspiring agitator, an uncompromising #internationalist
, Cabrals legacy continues to inform the global struggle against #imperialism
and for socialism.
From a base of almost nothing, he was able to lead the construction of the most successful guerrilla movement in #Africa
and a strong, disciplined political party: the Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde (#PAIGC
referred to him as “one of the most lucid and brilliant leaders in Africa, who instilled in us tremendous confidence in the future and the success of his struggle for #liberation
Cabral built close links with the liberated African countries (in particular #Guinea
, Tanzania, Algeria and Libya) as well as the liberation movements fighting colonialism in #Mozambique
and Angola. Furthermore, he located the PAIGC’s struggle against colonialism within the global struggle against imperialism and for socialism, and on this basis forged close ties with the entire socialist camp.
Cabral was surely a man of action, but he was also an important and #innovative
political thinker who made an outstanding contribution to anti-imperialist, socialist, #PanAfricanist
and revolutionary #nationalist
In 1963, after several years of careful planning, study and strategising, the Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde #PAIGC
launched its #militarycampaign
, which over the course of a few years was able to win the support and loyalty of the Guinean and #Capeverdian
masses and which managed to shake the rotting colonial entity to its foundations.