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QUNU, South Africa — After the sermon was read, the 21-gun salute thudded and the “Last Post” played, Nelson Mandela was laid to rest Sunday in the rolling green hills of the Eastern Cape where he was born, leaving South Africans with a gaping sense that they will never see a leader as gr...
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Abraham Gebremichael   Today Nelson Mandela is acclaimed as one of the greatest personalities of our times. He belongs to that category of men who have graced our civilization with their personal charisma and noble contributions. His life long fight for the cause of freedom in South Africa and i...
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Dec 6th, 2013
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by Okoi Obono Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on the 18th July, 1918 at a remote and tiny village of Mvezo at the banks of the Mbashe River in the district of Umtata. In Xhosa (one of the ethnic nationalities in South Africa), ‘Rolihlahla’ literally means “pulling the branch of a tree”. He died on...
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Next year, at least 23-million eligible voters in South Africa will have the dilemma of deciding whom to entrust with their vote. It will not be an easy decision, given how public trust in political leaders and government has been eroded, particularly over the past decade. Agang leader Mamphela Ramph...
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The miners are angry that not a single policeman has been arrested     South Africa’s governing ANC will not attend commemorations marking the death of 34 striking miners shot by police a year ago, saying they have been “hijacked” for political reasons.   Rivalry betw...
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For any movement to succeed in its mission, it needs to stay one step ahead of its opponent; it needs to identify, develop, prioritize and execute strategic tactics of resistance based on full understanding of the situation, the barriers and opportunities. Despite the fact that an absence of cohesive...
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Johannesburg – Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is a “drunkard and a womaniser” whose political survival is wholly dependent on his hatred for ANC president Jacob Zuma. Gauteng ANC Youth League (ANCYL) provincial chairman Lebogang Maile and members of his executive launched the at...
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Here is a look at the life of Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of South Africa. Personal: Birth date: July 18, 1918 Birth place: Mvezo, Transkei, South Africa. Birth name: Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela Father: Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, a counselor to the royal house of th...
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On Monday night, foreign-owned stores in Diepsloot were once again looted. Police were deployed to halt the attacks, but fears remain of a further spike in violence against foreign nationals in South Africa. KHADIJA PATEL parsed through some of the literature on the rise of xenophobia in South Africa...
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May 22nd, 2013
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Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, guardian.co.uk Delegations from African countries listen to Haile Selassie in Addis Ababa in 1963 at the conference that set up the African Union. Photograph: AFP The African Union (AU) is now 50 years old. Amid the celebrations this week, the AU – which was established as t...