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A Personal Tribute to Madiba

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
José Ramos-Horta

I first came to South Africa in 1995 after Mandela's release. I had never set foot in Apartheid South Africa.

New Zealand: Time for a Small Country on the UN Security Council

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
José Ramos-Horta

In these incredibly challenging times in the Middle East, parts of Africa and Asia, the world needs small countries with New Zealand's record to be sitting in the UN Security Council. And it is important for other small UN member states to see New Zealand win and know that the UN Security Council is accessible for them too.

A Bow to Mandela

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
José Ramos-Horta

A great human being passes away, but he lives through his legacy of courage, integrity, compassion. I was one of the fortunate to have met Mandela on several occasions.

Israel and the U.S. Should Support Palestine UN Membership

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 11.19.2011 | World
José Ramos-Horta

While I am an admirer of the state of Israel for their exceptional achievements in every field of human endeavor, the Palestinian issue is one the Israelis have failed to manage in a wise manner.

A Mother's Story of Resilience and Agony

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
José Ramos-Horta

This is a story of a mother, Eliza, and a father, Frederico, who together have 10 children, five boys and five girls, an almost typical Timorese family. But there is something sad and tragic about this family.

Obama Has Earned the Nobel

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
José Ramos-Horta

By giving hope to the millions of disfranchised, the poor and the angry in Middle East, Asia and Africa, Obama has begun to drain the swamp in which extremist groups operate and recruit.