Après les footballeurs Ronaldo (Brésil) et Zinedine Zidane (France), l’attaquant international ivoirien de Chelsea, Didier Drogba, agée de 28 ans, est nommé ambassadeur itinérant du Programme des Nations unies pour le développement (PNUD - ONU).
"The death of Fathiya Nkrumah must surely remind the people of our country and indeed those of the rest of our continent of the indomitable spirit of that generation of African leaders that led the struggle to rid Africa of the scourge of colonialism and the system of apartheid."
"It is ironic that Fathiya Nkrumah passed away during the year when Africa and most certainly the rest of the world celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ghana’s independence which was led by that shining African star, the late Kwame Nkrumah."
"It is indeed instructive to note that her death also coincides with current debates within the African Union (AU) aimed at the political and economic integration of the continent of Africa, an idea championed during the launch of the Organistaion of African Unity (OAU) by among others, her late husband Kwame Krumah."
"Fathiya Nkrumah must certainly have worried as do the rest of us about the poverty and under development that continue to afflict millions of our people in the continent of Africa."
"Yet Fathiya Nkrumah died in the full knowledge that Africans are now the authors of their own destiny through the African Renaissance to build a continent characterised by peace, harmony and prosperity and thereby ensure it takes its rightful place among nations of the world as an equal partner."
"Accordingly and as we lay the mortal remains of Fathiya Nkrumah to rest, the government and people of South Africa joins the rest of the peoples of our continent in extending our sincere condolences to her three children, the government and people of Ghana," concluded President Mbeki. Source : SAGI, 2 June 2007