COLLECTION POWER

Each generation must discover its mission in a relative opacity, said Frantz Fanon. Discover the Power Collection. Our invitation to rediscover, celebrate and be inspired by Pan-African figures who, through their political, cultural and economic commitment, gave power back to the peoples of the black continent.

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Aline Sitoé Diatta 1920 – 1944.

Aline Sitoé Diatta is born in Kabrousse, Casamance, the southern region of Senegal. She was a priestess and a heroine of the anti-colonialist resistance. In 1941 in Dakar, she was convinced that she had to fight against the colonial authorities in Casamance. She returns there to organize a movement of civil disobedience which will awake the independence aspirations of her people. Despite her deportation to Mali by the French administration in order to stem the revolt, she remains to this day an icon of the struggle for independence in the hearts of Senegalese.

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Aline Sitoé Diatta 1920 – 1944.

Aline Sitoé Diatta is born in Kabrousse, Casamance, the southern region of Senegal. She was a priestess and a heroine of the anti-colonialist resistance. In 1941 in Dakar, she was convinced that she had to fight against the colonial authorities in Casamance. She returns there to organize a movement of civil disobedience which will awake the independence aspirations of her people. Despite her deportation to Mali by the French administration in order to stem the revolt, she remains to this day an icon of the struggle for independence in the hearts of Senegalese.

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Winnie Mandela. 1936 – 2018.

Winnie Mandela, named Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela was born on September 26, 1936 in South Africa. Politician, anti-apartheid activist and wife of Nelson Mandela. She led the fight for the political and economic liberation of her country alongside her husband. Arrested or placed under house arrest many times by the segregationist regime, she was fiercely opposed to the privileges of Western populations and economic operators who were still predominant after the dismantling of Apartheid.

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Patrice Emery Lumumba. 1925 – 1961.

Patrice Emery Lumumba was born on July 2, 1925 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An admired statesman, he served as his country’s prime minister and is considered as its greatest national hero to this day. In June 1960, following his speech proclaiming the independence of the Congo, an anti-Belgian movement emerged among the populations and Lumumba was now considered a political enemy by the colonial authorities. In 1961 he was arrested and murdered.

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POWER

Each generation must discover its mission in a relative opacity, said Frantz Fanon. Discover the Power Collection. Our invitation to rediscover, celebrate and be inspired by Pan-African figures who, through their political, cultural and economic commitment, gave power back to the peoples of the black continent.

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Aline Sitoé Diatta 1920 – 1944.

Aline Sitoé Diatta est née vers 1920 à Kabrousse en Casamance dans le Sud du Sénégal. Elle fut une prêtresse et une héroïne de la résistance anticolonialiste. En 1941 à Dakar, elle a la conviction qu’il lui faut mener un combat contre les autorités coloniales en Casamance. Elle y retourne pour organiser un mouvement de désobéissance civile qui fera écho aux aspirations indépendantistes des populations. Malgré sa déportation au Mali par l’administration française afin d’endiguer la révolte, elle reste à ce jour une icône de la lutte pour l’indépendance dans le cœur des Sénégalais.

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Taytu Betul . 1851 – 1918.

Taytu Betul was born around 1851 in Ethiopia. Empress of the Empire from 1889 to 1913, she was a ferocious opponent to the European colonization despite the diplomatic openness of Emperor Menelik II, whom she pushed to contest a treaty which included ceding part of Ethiopian territory. to Italy. In March 1896, the Ethiopian armed forces thwart the attempted conquest of Italian troops in Tigray under his command. His patriotism allowed Ethiopia to remain to this day the only nation in Africa that has never been colonized or placed under the protectorate of a European state.

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Winnie Mandela. 1936 – 2018.

Winnie Mandela, named Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela was born on September 26, 1936 in South Africa. Politician, anti-apartheid activist and wife of Nelson Mandela. She led the fight for the political and economic liberation of her country alongside her husband. Arrested or placed under house arrest many times by the segregationist regime, she was fiercely opposed to the privileges of Western populations and economic operators who were still predominant after the dismantling of Apartheid

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Patrice Emery Lumumba. 1925 – 1961.

Patrice Emery Lumumba was born on July 2, 1925 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An admired statesman, he served as his country’s prime minister and is considered as its greatest national hero to this day. In June 1960, following his speech proclaiming the independence of the Congo, an anti-Belgian movement emerged among the populations and Lumumba was now considered a political enemy by the colonial authorities. In 1961 he was arrested and murdered.

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Cheikh Anta Diop. 1923 -1986.

Cheikh Anta Diop, is a Senegalese historian and anthropologist. He has devoted his life and all of his work to show the contribution of black Africa in general and ancient Egypt in particular to the world culture and civilization. Convinced that African cultures should be the foundation of the reunification and rebirth of the black continent, his works such as Nations Nègres et Cultures are among the important legacies he has offered to posterity. The Cheikh Anta watch is therefore the go to choice for those who consider themselves to be the heirs of his convictions and his ideas.

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Cheikh Anta Diop. 1923 – 1986.

Cheikh Anta Diop, is a Senegalese historian and anthropologist. He has devoted his life and all of his work to show the contribution of black Africa in general and ancient Egypt in particular to the world culture and civilization. Convinced that African cultures should be the foundation of the reunification and rebirth of the black continent, his works such as Nations Nègres et Cultures are among the important legacies he has offered to posterity. The Cheikh Anta watch is therefore the go to choice for those who consider themselves to be the heirs of his convictions and his ideas.

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Thomas Isidore Sankara. 1949 – 1987.

Thomas Isidore Sankara is a revolutionary and former Head of State of Burkina Faso. A staunch Pan-Africanist, he fought for the economic independence of his country and advocated for the rise of an Africa free from neocolonialism and all forms of imperialism.
A liberation which, according to him, involves the fight against corruption, local consumption and production, the return to agriculture, the industrialization of the continent and the emancipation of women. The Sankara watch embodies the spirit and values of the Burkinabé revolution, which is still relevant today.

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Thomas Isidore Sankara. 1949 – 1987.

Thomas Isidore Sankara is a revolutionary and former Head of State of Burkina Faso. A staunch Pan-Africanist, he fought for the economic independence of his country and advocated for the rise of an Africa free from neocolonialism and all forms of imperialism.
A liberation which, according to him, involves the fight against corruption, local consumption and production, the return to agriculture, the industrialization of the continent and the emancipation of women. The Sankara watch embodies the spirit and values of the Burkinabé revolution, which is still relevant today.

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Nelson Mandela. 1918 – 2013.

Nelson Rolihlahla Madiba Mandela is the first black president of South Africa to emerge from Apartheid, a system of racial segregation towards black citizens he has fought against throughout his political career. Despite twenty-seven years in prison for his political commitment and his ideas, he has opted after his release from prison for a peaceful reconciliation with white minorities and lays the foundations for a new democratic, equitable and peaceful South Africa. The Mandela watch is the go to choice for those who recognize themselves in the values of Madiba.

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Nelson Mandela. 1918 – 2013.

Nelson Rolihlahla Madiba Mandela is the first black president of South Africa to emerge from Apartheid, a system of racial segregation towards black citizens he has fought against throughout his political career. Despite twenty-seven years in prison for his political commitment and his ideas, he has opted after his release from prison for a peaceful reconciliation with white minorities and lays the foundations for a new democratic, equitable and peaceful South Africa. The Mandela watch is the go to choice for those who recognize themselves in the values of Madiba.

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