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The #ZanzibarRevolution was a “lumpen uprising” that was given leadership and strategic direction by the radical socialist / PanAfricanist Umma People’s Party led by #AbdulrahmanBabu. Source:… #Babu  #EastAfrica #BritishColonialism Image
#Babu was close to the Chinese leadership and helped broker the Chinese funded/built #Tanzania/#Zambia railway #TAZARA which helps Zambia overcome transport/economic dependence on apartheid regimes. ImageImage
#Babu opposes 1990/1991 war on #Iraq saying Iraq’s Arab radicalism / nationalism is challenging global US dollar hegemony. Image
#AbdulrahmanBabu states that much more than an ideological challenge, Iraq’s economic challenge to imperialism was a big problem for it, as #Iraq was trying to revolutionise ‘#petrodollars’ into “petro-dinar”. Image
#AbdulrahmanBabu & #MalcolmX become good comrades (pictured together). #LeroiJones / #AmiriBaraka (pictured) writes a poem on their discussions. Also Babu advocates importance of #PanAfrican approach and unity between black people in the USA and in Africa. ImageImageImage
#AbdulrahmanBabu was supportive of the #Eritrean liberation movement and visited their liberated areas. ImageImage
Nice picture of #AbdulrahmanBabu with #AmilcarCabral & #EduardoMondlane first president of #Frelimo. Photo taken in #Kampala 1965. Image
#AbulrahmanBabu sent a comradely open letter to #Mugabe in 1980*, we have been informed by the Zimbabwean/#ZANU leadership today that the letter was received and considered seriously (see screenshot attached). * read here… ImageImage
At 5:20 British media interview #AbdulrahmanBabu and other leaders of the #Zanzibar revolution, Babu and comrades having a great laugh in the interview. Image
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