I heard/read today of the untimely demise of TAJUDEEN ABDUL RAHEEM in an automobile accident in Nairobi. Read the story here. A man who I held in high esteem and for whom I had immense respect, someone who I looked up to. He provided many with inspiration and strength. A huge loss for Africa. As has been said about him, we could always rely on him to "draw our attention to the most significant aspects of the latest political event in Africa", just as we could rely on him "to provide guidance and encouragement during hard times, restoring in us the courage for the longer struggles ahead for emancipation of the continent." A great man who will be sorely missed.