I am deeply shocked to learn of Dr Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem’s sudden death in Nairobi whilst on his way to Kigali. He was a very close friend, and as such I am unable to find the right words that truly capture my sadness.
Of the many times that we’ve met both in England and in Africa, he has always been a torch of inspiration and encouragement for me as a fellow (albeit younger) Pan-Africanist writer.
His signature ‘Don’t Agonise, Organise!’ will forever remain a permanent imprint on my mind. The best we can do to honour his tireless efforts in promoting social and political justice in Africa, is to continue exposing the injustice that exists and call for a renewed sense of quality African citizenry.
May his soul forever rest in peace.
Ronald Elly Wanda.