Nelson Mandela

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Jul 14th, 2014
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By Seyoum Tesfaye I had an opportunity to present (the abbreviated version due to time constraint) on June 28, 2014 this article at the third ELF Reunion held in Atlanta, Georgia as a part of the panelist on the subject of Decolonizing the Mind. This is the complete article. I believe the noble endea...
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Jul 3rd, 2014
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Arrests, political and economic pressures stunt the development of vibrant and pluralistic journalism In Africa, the past few months have offered troubling optics of journalists on trial for the practice of independent journalism: Peter Greste in a cage in a prisoner’s white jumpsuit in Egypt, Bheki ...
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Apr 13th, 2014
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Desmond Tutu In December 2013, close to 200 government leaders and representatives from across the globe came together in one place to attend Nelson Mandela’s memorial. Madiba has always had an uncanny ability to bring people together, even the most unlikely of people. His hard-won struggle to embrac...
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Apr 11th, 2014
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By Awol K Allo, Aljazeera In Ethiopia, Muslim leaders are facing an unjust trial for crimes they did not commit. Last updated: 10 Apr 2014 14:06 Awol K Allo Awol K. Allo is a Fellow in Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science. A high profile trial against protest leaders –...
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Mar 31st, 2014
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“There comes a time in every sect, party, or institution when it stops growing, its arteries harden, its young men see no visions, its old men dream no dreams; it lives in the past and desperately tries to perpetuate the past. In politics when this process of petrifaction is reached, we call it Bourb...
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Mar 4th, 2014
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by Bayo Oluwasanmi President Goodluck Jonathan’s speech on the occasion of Nigeria’s centenary celebrations is conveniently arranged. It reads like a wayside refreshment designed to tame and temper the stupor of an inebriate. Nigeria at 100 represents the Babel of the ancient world that foreshadows o...
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Feb 22nd, 2014
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Netsanet Zeleke (Addis Ababa) Since the time I heard the news that one of our heroes, namely, Hailemedhin Abera, has “hijacked” the plane he was co-flying, Boeing 767, and landed in Geneva, I have been browsing the net to get some more information about this small land-locked European nation, Switzer...
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Feb 19th, 2014
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South Sudan is not South Africa. Thabo Mbeki and Mahmood Mamdani argue in their recent NY Times article that courts can’t end civil wars. No doubt on their own they cannot, but justice is a critical component for long-term peace. Peace is more than the end of war, and courts are often an essential el...
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Feb 4th, 2014
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  Mandela offspring share millions – Sapa Nelson Mandela sent a message from the grave to his former wife of 38 years on Monday, leaving her completely out of his $4.1 million will, it was announced. Former president Nelson Mandela’s children and grandchildren from his first and second wife will...
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Feb 4th, 2014
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All of Nelson Mandela’s descendants were present in the room when his last will and testament was read on Monday morning in Johannesburg. In order that the world did not see their faces, the media contingent was kept temporarily locked in the auditorium as the family left the Nelson Mandela Centre of...