New African magazine regrets to announce the passing of its former editor, Peter Enahoro (1935-2023). Our thoughts are with his family. Our founder, Afif Ben Yedder, and former journalist Ben Asante share fond memories of Peter’s time at the magazine and commemorate some of his many achievements.
Peter Enahoro was a living legend in pan-African journalism. We were quite fortunate to have him as Editor of New African magazine in the early days of the magazine circa 1978. His writing talent was universally admired.
Peter was part of a wonderfully talented, highly ambitious, very knowledgeable team totally committed to the concept of pan-Africanism and telling it like it was. The team included the likes of the late Raph Uwechue who was to go on to found the African Research Foundation, which published a series of seminal books under the Know Africa banner and the world-class African Journal and other titles.
Another member of the team…