9 African Leaders Assassinated by Western Powers

Tai Salih (she/her)
ZORA
Published in
8 min readJan 23, 2024

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Illustration by Chantal Jahchan. Source: Bettmann / Getty; CIA; Central Press / Getty; Dominique Berretty / Gamma-Rapho / Getty

Throughout the annals of time, Africa has borne witness to the emergence of extraordinary leaders who fervently championed independence and self-determination, etching an indelible mark on the pages of history. Tragically, the narratives of these visionaries were interrupted, their paths scarred by assassinations allegations and speculations of foreign involvement, particularly from Western powers…

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Tai Salih (she/her)
ZORA
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