Major Boost for Museum of African Liberation project

By ZBC Reporter

THE Museum of African Liberation has received a major boost afterRussia, China and UNESCO pledged their full support for the historic project.

Diplomats accredited to Zimbabwe this Wednesday met with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Retired Lieutenant General Dr Sibusiso Moyo to discuss how they can contribute to the success of theMuseum of African Liberation.

The meeting saw Russia, China, UNESCO and several African countries rallying behind the project.

“Russia fully endorses the Museum of African liberation and the efforts by the government of Zimbabwe and INSTAK in preserving the historical truth. My embassy is currently working on ways to support this initiative and contribute to shape a fair and unbiased documentation of African history,” said   His Excellency Nikolai Krasilnikov, Russian Ambassador to Zimbabwe and Malawi.

China pledged 7 000 US dollar seed money towards the project and has since invited Zimbabwe to the eastern country to get a Chinese experience on how projects of such magnitude are done.  

Several African countries declared their support towards the liberation museum project.

Algeria, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Ethiopia, Egypt and Zambia are some of the countries that also endorsed the Museum of African Liberation.

The Museum of African liberation is the brainchild of the Institute of African Knowledge, a Pan-African Research organisation.

It seeks to document, protect and preserve African history through the continent’s narrative.