Union has been like man struggle for knowledge for the freedom fighters.
A’ luta continua (in English: the struggle continues) was the rallying cry of the FRELIMO (Mozambique Liberation Front) movement during Mozambique’s war for independence.

The phrase is Portuguese (the official language of the former Portuguese colony) and was used by FRELIMO leader Samora Machel to cultivate popular support against the Portuguese colonial presence.
Machel became the first president of an independent Mozambique in 1975 and continued to use the phrase A’ luta continua as an unofficial national motto. Posters bearing the phrase can still be found on the walls of Maputo, the nation’s capital.

The phrase has also been used as the title of a 1971 film on the struggle for Mozambican independence and as the title of a Mozambique-inspired song popularized by South African singer Miriam Makeba and written for her by her daughter Bongi after she attended the independence ceremony of Mozambique in 1975 and then released on the album Welela in 1989.

“The correct wording of the phrase is actually “A’ luta continua, vitória é certa” meaning, “The struggle continues, victory is certain”. However, it has been corrupted over the years and is more likely to be written: “Aluta Continua, Victoria Acerta”.
The phrase appeared on T-shirts worn by LGBT rights activists at the funeral of David Kato in Uganda in 2011.
A’ luta continua is also widely used in Nigeria by students and was widely us in 1976 students roit tagged! “Ali Must Go”,

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) utilizes this phrase at every given opportunity. Protests, riots, and other actions to demand for the rights of Nigerian students are termed as “Aluta”. It is the motto of all Nigerian Students Union across all academic institutions of higher education. Mostly phrased as Aluta Continua! Victoria Acerta! in full.

Nigerian student leaders also do claim that they are in Aluta Republic and their President claims to be the Commander-in-Chief of Aluta Forces. They always answer the phrase with another phrase: “A vitória é certa” meaning “Victory is certain”. “A luta continua. “A vitória é certa” “The struggle continues… …victory is certain”. Increased usage of the term has also been noted during the 2016 South African Fees Must Fall protests.

The real definition of union in the Nigerian student concept has been lost like a glory miss define from the founding father’s,today both in labour union and the student body there is division among themselves.
What is the hope of the upcoming aluta ranchers?
May the struggle of our HERO’S not be in vain…
Viva aluta.

Your sincerely,
Rotr,Tawo Mineachobak
Write from university of cross river state (Unicross).


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