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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(GIN)—A video tribute to Nelson Mandela by poetess Maya Angelou is being distributed widely over the Internet. Ms. Angelou reads the poem with deep feeling on the video, which was heard recently on the news show DemocracyNow! The American novelist, in an interview with CBS New York, described meeting Mandela in the 1960s. Mandela and […]
(GIN)—Record numbers of Facebook and Twitter users posted their thoughts and prayers for former South African leader Nelson Mandela and the nation with numbers running in the hundreds of thousands. Poems, videos, prayers and elegies filled the internet ether, before, during and after the state’s memorial service which took place Dec. 10 under heavy rain […]
By Diana Cariboni MONTEVIDEO (IPS)—Perhaps it’s a false contradiction. But, today there are many who stress the pacifist message with which South Africa’s Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) emerged from prison in 1990, while few put an emphasis on his rebellion against apartheid, including armed rebellion, which landed him in prison. Mandela was a political activist and […]
By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic You’d think the life and times of Nelson Mandela, the man who saved South Africa from the evils of apartheid, had already been thoroughly documented. However, that’s not the case. Sure, the media covered the interminable prison sentence ended by worldwide economic/political pressure, the inauguration of South Africa’s first […]
Nelson Mandela, who was born in a country that viewed him as a second-class citizen, died Thursday as one of the most respected statesmen in the world. President Jacob Zuma announced the death in a televised speech. From his childhood as a herd boy, Mandela went on to lead the African National Congress’ struggle against […]