by Fredrick Ngugi, at 11:04 am, November 14, 2017, History

Top 5 African Leaders Who Helped End Colonialism

Nairobi, Kenya --- 10/18/1964- Nairobi, Kenya: Attending a "Big Four" meeting here, October 16, are these African Leaders (left to right) Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, Northern Rhodesian Premier; President Julius Nyerere, United Republic Tanganyika and Zanzibar; Jomo Kenyatt, Kenya Premier; and Dr. Milton Obote, Uganda Premier. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Nobody can doubt that the freedoms that Africans enjoy today came at a price. A lot of innocent people had to die in order for their future generations to live free of the yoke of colonialism.

Behind the unrelenting resolve to kick out the intruders was a force of resolute African leaders who, in their own small ways, stood firm against the colonizers and ensured the continent was free again.

Here are the top five African leaders who played a critical role in ending colonialism.

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