Raphael Ernest Grail Armattoe, a political activist and researcher from Ghana, was born on August 12, 1913.
Armattoe advocated for the unification of British and French Togoland and was a 1948 Nobel Peace Prize candidate. Armattoe passed away on December 22, 1953, when he was 40 years old.
Armattoe relocated to Edinburgh and obtained his medical license there. Subsequently, he secured a temporary position in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and subsequently served at the Civil Defence first-aid post located in Brooke Park, Derry, from 1939 to 1945.
First meeting at the 1945 Pan-African Congress in Manchester, where Hastings Banda, Jomo Kenyatta, W. E. B. Du Bois, and many other future Ghanaian politicians were present, was where Armattoe and Kwame Nkrumah first met.
What Did Raphael Armattoe Die Of?
Armattoe became unwell while returning to Ghana from his speech at the UN on the unification of Togoland.
He was treated in a hospital in Hamburg, but he eventually died there. According to his wife, he claimed to have been poisoned, but there was no proof to back up this claim.
Because of the uncertainty surrounding his passing, there have been rumours that his political activism or research into a possible malaria cure was the cause of his death. However, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what happened in the absence of hard proof.