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South Africa Hits Ex-President Zuma With Corruption Charges
Jacob Zuma, who was forced to resign last month, was charged with corruption over a $2.5 billion state arms deal.
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Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's Great Negotiator, Elected President
By Alexander Winning, Reuters
Ramaphosa has fulfilled his long-held ambition to lead the country.
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Zuma Resigns: South Africa Loses Its Innocence
By Pieter du Toit, Editor-in-Chief, HuffPost South Africa
The South African president's departure marks the end of a term beset by corruption and poor governance.
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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma Resigns
The decision brings an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power.
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Africa Calls Trump Racist After 'Shithole' Remark
By Ed Stoddard and Chris Mfula, Reuters
“We would not deign to make comments as derogatory as that about any country that has any kind of socio-economic or other difficulties."
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The South African Parliament’s No-Confidence Vote: America’s Turn?
Sammie Moshenberg is a consultant in Washington, DC.
Seven times the Parliament of South Africa had voted on a motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma. And seven times
Inside apartheid's prison -- an experience that haunts for a lifetime
The Conversation Africa
The Conversation Africa is a news and analysis website which i...
Is the Clock Running Out for South Africa?
Charlotte Florance is a writer and policy advisor based in Amm...
While the remarkable and peaceful democratic transition that began in 1994 opened up the political system and dismantled the racist apartheid regime, the country has hit debilitating political and economic roadblocks, potentially derailing the country completely.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Is a Short Walk to the Oscars
Founder & Editor-In-Chief, The Burton Wire
Chadwick brilliantly paints the struggle for freedom by black South Africans against the backdrop of the sweeping mountainous and beach terrains of South Africa while managing to stay away from hero worship in the film.
Mandela's Utilitarianism and the Struggle for Liberation
Professor of Politics and Chair of Mid-Eastern Studies, Univer...
In the weeks since his death at age 95, Nelson Mandela's thinking on the strategic direction of the liberation struggle in South Africa has been oversimplified by proponents of nonviolent and armed resistance alike.
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A Time to Reflect on Mandela and Canada's Role in South Africa
Marc Van Ameringen
Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
There is a history here which I think most Canadians are unaware of, where Canada played a very important role, punching well above its weight in the international arena.
Mandela's Death: A Tale of Two Zimbabwean Newspapers
Howard Steven Friedman
Statistician and health economist for the United Nations; Teac...
A golden rule of readership can be summarized by leveraging the old real estate cliché about "location, location, location."
Mandela and Arafat
President, Arab American Institute; author, 'Arab Voices'
In late February of 1990, just two weeks after being released from prison, Nelson Mandela met with Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasir Arafat. Afterwards Mandela spoke publicly of his affinity with the Palestinian people and his support for their struggle.
Growing Up With Nelson Mandela
John K. Herr
Speechwriter and standup comedian
Nelson Mandela deserves a place of honor with the dissidents and dreamers who knocked down the Berlin Wall and defeated the Soviet Union. And I am honored to have grown up watching it happen.
What's the Best Way to Remember Nelson Mandela?
Richard (RJ) Eskow
Host, The Zero Hour; Sr. Fellow, Campaign for America's Future
Nelson Mandela wasn't a "personality" politician. He was the leader of a movement and a model for the world. We'll be learning from his example long after the eulogies have ended.
Nelson Mandela Was On The U.S. Terrorist Watch List Until 2008
Dick Cheney Didn't Regret His Vote Against Freeing Nelson Mandela, Maintained He Was A 'Terrorist'
Can the Humanities Heal South Africa?
Writer. Editor of AERODROME. Traveller.
Creativity and critical thinking help the healing of a divided country. We need a nation of scientists, engineers and accountants. But we also need a nation of dreamers, thinkers and storytellers.
Meeting with Ela Gandhi - An Interview with the Granddaughter of Mohandas Gandhi
Ela Gandhi is the granddaughter of Mohandas Gandhi, also known as 'Mahatma' (great soul) Gandhi, the man who famously led Indians to independence from their British colonizers in 1946. She was born in 1940 in the Phoenix Settlement in the Inanda district of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Prisoner of Mandela: How I was "captured" By His Movement
Founder and executive editor, MediaChannel
So, I have become, a Long Walker too, across the decades, steeped in the mythologies and the limits of a process here that has succumbed to division, disillusioning so many who need a Mandela to make them believe again.
Gov. DeVal Patrick:I Will Not Let Obama Be Bullied Out Of Office!
Patrick shared with the audience that he had been written off when he ran for re-election as governor of Massachusetts in 2010. That he had not accomplished all he had wanted to at that juncture. Just as the president has more he wants to accomplish.
South Africa's Ruling Party Is Stifling Gender Debate
Writer. Editor of AERODROME. Traveller.
In the aftermath of the fury unleashed by the ANC, will artists still dare to challenge and provoke? Or has South Africa accepted that culture and "acceptability" is something determined only by its ruling party?
Empowering the People's Voice: An Interview with Dr. Sylvester Bongani Maphosa
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi
Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations, Professor of Sociolo...
Cape Town's Stunning Beauty And Deep History
communications and media consultant
Whether you visit Cape Town for fun or business, you will not be disappointed in the stunning sights or rich history lesson you get during your visit.
Harry Belafonte: Artist and Activist Still on the March
Marcia G. Yerman
Writer on women's issues, human rights, environment and culture
In the spring of 1956, Harry Belafonte's life took a turn when he received a phone call from Martin Luther King. After spending four hours speaking with King, Belafonte knew "he would be in his service."
2012 Media Windfalls to Watch For
Print, broadcasting & web journalist; Author, 'The Media B...
This coming weekend, on January 8th, I foresee that just a few dedicated media practitioners outside of Africa will mark the passing of a hundred years since the hot and dusty day when Nelson Mandela's movement, the African National Congress, was first formed.
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