People

Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro African politician
Was Activist
Human rights activist
From Nigeria
Type Activism
Gender male
Birth

6 January 1961

Death

25 May 2009
(aged 48 years)

Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem (6 January 1961 – 25 May 2009) was the general secretary of the Pan-African Movement, director of Justice Africa, the Deputy Director of United Nations Millennium Campaign for Africa, as well as a writer for newspapers and journals across Africa.

He was born in Funtua, Nigeria in January, and died in a road accident on 25 May 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya, while on his way to the airport to catch a flight to Rwanda where he was scheduled to meet with the President of Rwanda.

Received an undergraduate degree in political science from a Bayero university, a Rhodes scholar at Oxford and PhD from the Buffalo University.

The family has stated that “Tajudeen was a strong man with a brave heart, whatever little he had, he would prefer to give it away to people who needed it.”

Tajudeen Abdul Raheem, who died in a car crash in Nairobi, dedicated his life to the Pan-African vision and the peaceful unification of Africa. He leaves a wife, Mounira Chaieb, and two daughters, Ayesha and Aida. A thinker and writer but above all a mighty talker, he inspired and influenced a whole generation of Africans and Africanists with his mixture of passion and humour. It is ironic that he died on 25 May – Africa Day.