The Sunday Independent on 20 November 2011
It is a discomfiting irony that a continent as rich in mineral and human resources as ours manages to retain so few of either. On November 8, Professor Dani Wadada Nabudere, one of Africa’s finest scholars, who chose to remain on the continent throughout most of his life, died at the age of 78.


In his native Uganda, Nabudere was admired as an academic activist, a former cabinet minister and a democratic educator with socialist leanings. To the global academic community weaned on his African-centred scholarship, he was a fountainhead of wide learning.

The full extent of his significance to academia and society is still to be appraised. However, what is undeniable is that Africa has lost an intellectual elder whose collected works span virtually the entire range of post-colonial independence social discourse.

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