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The Fidel Castro children are here

By Owei Lakemfa CLARA Margarita Pulido Escandell is a 61-year-old Cuban who breathes Africa. When I first met her and she discovered I had a trade union background, she enquired about the African Labour leader, Alhaji Hassan Sunmonu, the founding President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC. Sunmonu had spoken at the university in Legon,
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10 big events in 2018

Here are 10 major events upcoming next year: – Winter Games – – February 9, South Korea: Start of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang against the backdrop of tensions with North Korea over its nuclear missile programme. The Games close on February 25. – Fourth term for Putin? – – March 18, Russia: Presidential election
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Fidel Castro, world’s most efficient, courageous, leader – Labour

ORGANISED Labour has honoured the late former President of Cuba, Fidel Castro, describing him as the world’s most efficient, courageous and defiant leader. The organised labour while eulogising the late Castro further described him as the most revered revolutionary par excellence; exceptional humanist; committed social changer; political gladiator of popular purpose; and indeed an unforgettable friend of Africa who contributed immensely to the independence struggles of most African countries.

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The African vigil for Fidel Castro

IT was a straight eight-hour African wake in Lagos, the continent’s most populous city with a bulging seventeen million population. It was for Fidel Castro on the eve of his funeral. We knew his spirit was at the National stadium venue. It is not the Western concept of spirit which is exorcised. In Africa, the spirit of our loved ones stay with us and we honour them with dances, chants, praises, songs and tributes before they depart to the Pantheon of our ancestors from where they watch over us.

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As the world remembers Fidel Castro

IT’S been more than a week since Fidel Castro, Cuba’s revolutionary leader for nearly half a century, died.  As I write this in the afternoon of Sunday 4th December, 2016, the people of Cuba are in the final stages of the burial ceremonies of their leader whose ashes are to be interred in Santiago de
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