After honouring Kenya's founding father, here are the other African heroes with statues in Cuba
Cuba has a whole park dedicated to the various revolutionaries and heroes that Africa has known.
A bust of Mzee Kenyatta was unveiled on Thursday at a ceremony attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Cuban leadership said the unveiling was significant as it goes a long way in demonstrating the rich history Kenya and Cuba have in terms of liberation struggles.
The park was built for heroes who relate to the liberation struggle of African independence from the colonial powers.
Mzee Kenyatta's bust is the 17th of African Heroes on display at the park. Business Insider SSA takes a look at other African revolutionaries with effigies at the Havana-based park:
West African political leader Modibo Keita (1915-1977) led the fight for independence of the French Sudan and became the first president of the Republic of Mali.
The Guinea-Bissauan and Cape Verdean agricultural engineer, writer, and a nationalist thinker and political leader was also one of Africa’s foremost anti-colonial leaders.
He led Ghana to independence from Britain in 1957 and served as its first Prime Minister and President.
Machel was a prominent leader of the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (FRELIMO) and he led the Mozambican people in their fight for independence from Portugal. In 1975 they were victorious and he was elected as Mozambique's first president.
Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane
He served as the founding President of the Mozambican Liberation Front from 1962, the year that FRELIMO was founded in Tanzania, until his assassination in 1969.
António Agostinho Neto
Agostinho was a leading African intellectual and nationalist in the three decades following the close of World War II. He was also the president of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, directing the armed struggle within Angola against the Portuguese colonial rule, and the first president of the People's Republic of Angola.
Kabila was the leader of a rebellion that overthrew President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire in May 1997. He subsequently became president and restored the country’s former name, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Chief Obafemi Oyeniyi Awolowo, Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and Chief Benjamin Mnamdi Azikiwe
These three heroes were involved in the fight for independence in Nigeria.
Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein
He was the second President of Egypt, serving from 1956 until his death. A leader of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 against the monarchy.
Sir Seretse Khama, the first President of Botswana and heir apparent to the kingship of the Bangwato people, brought independence and great prosperity to his nation after colonial rule.
Beginning in 1912, he organized and, for nearly twenty years, led native resistance to Italian colonization of Libya.
Oliver Reginald Tambo
He was a South African anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary who served as President of the African National Congress from 1967 to 1991.
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