How Jawaharlal Nehru helped build a new crop of leaders in Africa: Scroll

(The article first appeared in Scroll on July 17, 2023)

  • In 1958, Brightson Webster Ryson Thom moved from the Central African Federation to Delhi for his higher studies. The 24-year-old had been awarded a scholarship by the Indian government, along with 31 others from what would become the independent nation of Malawi. Their host country was overwhelmingly poor, but it nevertheless set aside money and seats in academic institutions for students from Africa…

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