A revolutionary journalist in colonial Africa

This is a story that’s never been told. It’s the story about the launch of the first truly independent African newspaper in central Africa in the late 1950s, its support for the cause of black nationalism and the role of a young English man in the launch of that newspaper.
Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) in the 1950s was the last outpost of the British explorer Cecil Rhodes’ nineteenth-century empire, where Europeans viewed Africans as of a lower order. It is difficult now to imagine the outcry from the white establishment that greeted the arrival of a provocative and lively weekly tabloid newspaper—the _African Times_—aimed at the small but growing number of politically aware black citizens who were beginning to question British colonial rule.

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