Fidel Castro and Mwalimu Nyerere at Dar es Salaam International Airport in 1977. Pic from Tanzanian Media
We live in a world of pairs. Two eyes. Duology. Dark and light.
Fidel Castro’s death at 90, proved this point. Even his funeral tomorrow, Saturday, is has these two divergent views. I was not living in the West when Fidel Castro was a big hero in Africa, over 40 years ago. I was not aware of how hated he was here. This week? So much “rubbishing” of his legacy continues pouring throughout the media. Even the American leaders have proved the twin view. President Obama acknowledged his influence while the new President Donald Trump called him a dictator. Our earth has this endless, differing double outlook.