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3.19.13 … David Livingstone – ‘Africa’s first freedom fighter’ …

 David Livingstone, ‘Africa’s first freedom fighter’, guardian.co.uk:

A series of events are planned today marking the 200th anniversary of one of the greatest European explorers of Africa, David Livingstone.

The bicentenary celebrations are set to take place with events and exhibitions across the UK and Africa, including an arts festival in Livingstone, Zambia and a 1000km mountain bike tour across South Africa to remember the life of the man described as “Africa’s first freedom fighter.”

Closer to home, there are commemorations of his life at Westminster Abbey and in Edinburgh, Hamilton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and in Livingstone’s birthplace, Blantyre.

Having died in 1873 after spending 30 years working on expeditions in Africa, Livingstone remains a deeply respected humanitarian figure in many of the regions that he visited, having tried to provide an alternative to the slave trade for the continent.

via Celebrating David Livingstone, ‘Africa’s first freedom fighter’ | UK news | guardian.co.uk.


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