Amílcar Cabral among the 20 greatest leaders in history for BBC

To justify the choice, Hakim Adi highlights the greatness of the African leader whose "struggle for independence

To justify the choice, Hakim Adi highlights the greatness of the African leader whose "struggle for independence in Africa also transformed Portugal"

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A panel of historians has listed the historic PAIGC leader among the world's top leaders, alongside such figures as Winston Churchill.

Amilcar Cabral, the ideologue of the independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, is on the BBC list of the 20 greatest leaders of all time, prepared by a group of historians.

Amílcar Cabral is on the list drawn up for History Extra, the official website of BBC History Magazine, BBC History Revealed and BBC World Histories Magazine. His name is listed alongside Pharaoh Amenhotep III (Egypt), Queen Elizabeth (Castile), Empress Catherine, the Great (Russia), French military leader Joan of Arc, UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and US President Abraham Lincoln.

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