Tag: nelson mandela

Archbishop Tutu’s Legacy Foundation recalls close friendship with Jimmy Carter

Archbishop Tutu’s Legacy Foundation recalls close friendship with Jimmy Carter

| August 25, 2015

(GIN)—In a note from the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation , the South Africa-based organization expressed its concern for former President Jimmy Carter, now battling an advanced stage of cancer. Archbishop Tutu is similarly struggling with cancer and has been in and out of the hospital. Carter, who considered himself a friend of Africa, […]

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South African artists, writers demand UK leader leave rights bill untouched

South African artists, writers demand UK leader leave rights bill untouched

| July 21, 2015

(GIN)—Plans by UK Prime Minister David Cameron to dismantle a critical piece of human rights legislation has sparked a firestorm among activists including many South African anti-apartheid icons who expressed outrage that the plans were announced just prior to July 18, Mandela Day. Cameron’s Conservative party wants to scrap the Human Rights Act in favor […]

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Zimbabwe health activist joins 500 in U.S. for Obama’s flagship Africa program

Zimbabwe health activist joins 500 in U.S. for Obama’s flagship Africa program

(GIN)–Where some business school graduates nurse dreams of wealth and glory, Vimbiso Mashumba has been building health care systems to help women and children in Zimbabwe. The young entrepreneur runs a rural clinic that combats high levels of mother to child transmission of HIV and other HIV related issues. She also co-founded a school-building program–Love […]

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Winnie Mandela lays claim to Madiba’s estate, opening old wound

Winnie Mandela lays claim to Madiba’s estate, opening old wound

| December 19, 2014

(GIN)—Last December, Madiba’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and his last wife, Graca Machel, were seen comforting each other in the wake of the statesman’s death. The warmth has cooled, if not frozen over, as Winnie opens a court fight for the estate of the former president, the validity of the will, and the legitimacy of the […]

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Mandela’s last days recalled in ‘assisted dying’ debate

Mandela’s last days recalled in ‘assisted dying’ debate

| July 22, 2014

(GIN)–A contentious debate will take place recently in England’s House of Lords on a subject close to the heart of Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, now an outspoken advocate for a dignified death at life’s end – something he fears was denied to his best friend and collaborator for human rights–Nelson Mandela. Tutu, […]

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Nelson Mandela’s will reveals unpleasant surprise for second wife Winnie

Nelson Mandela’s will reveals unpleasant surprise for second wife Winnie

| February 12, 2014

Family feuds could stall settlement of Nelson Mandela’s estate, estimated at $4.1 million. The family met last week to hear the reading of the will

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Royal family opposes eviction of Graca Machel, Mandela’s third wife

Royal family opposes eviction of Graca Machel, Mandela’s third wife

| January 2, 2014

Graca Machel, third wife of former leader Nelson Mandela, will handle husband Nelson’s affairs, said a spokesman for the AbaThembu royal family.

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Tutu chides ANC for excluding minority whites at Mandela service

Tutu chides ANC for excluding minority whites at Mandela service

| December 24, 2013

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an activist in the anti-apartheid struggle, said he was dismayed at the “blatant exclusion” of Afrikaners from memorial services for Nelson Mandela.

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Poem in memory of Madiba…

Poem in memory of Madiba…

| December 20, 2013

By Omowale-Ketu Oladuwa—Qunu Qunu /the troublemaking child returns to your earth / Stone’s cry out and the people celebrate his dance of life…

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Mandela: ‘What a mighty good man’

Mandela: ‘What a mighty good man’

| December 19, 2013

If we examine this humble man’s motivation and contributions. Perhaps then we will recognize how fortunate we are to have lived during his time.

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