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  • Winnie Mandela Dead at 81

    04/02/2018 9:40:16 AM PDT · by Kriggerel · 86 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 April 2018 | BBC
    South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant says...
  • Anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela dies, aged 81

    04/02/2018 7:50:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    Sky News ^ | April 2, 2018
    Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who was married to the late Nelson Mandela, has died after a long illness, her family confirm. Her family said she died "peacefully" after a long illness. They said she had been "in and out of hospital since the start of the year".
  • UN to mark Mandela's 100th birthday with a peace summit

    12/24/2017 12:20:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2017 10:18 PM EST
    The U.N. General Assembly has decided to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by holding a high-level meeting focusing on world peace ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders in September 2018. […] In 2009, the General Assembly established “Nelson Mandela International Day” on July 18, the date he was born in 1981. The U.N. asks people around the world to mark the day by making a difference in their communities. …
  • How the CIA Sold Out Nelson Mandela

    05/17/2016 6:56:40 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 16 May, 2016 | FICKLE FINGER
    He spent nearly three decades in prison. Known the world over as a freedom fighter and an ambassador of social justice, today Nelson Mandela is an icon whose death in 2013 at age 95 sparked mourning around the globe. President Barack Obama and a high-profile official delegation that included former presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton attended the memorial service, televised everywhere on the planet. But—if a former State Department official and reported Central Intelligence Agency operative can be believed—the U.S. government aided in Mandela’s 1962 capture and thus bears some responsibility for the 27 years he...
  • Raining on the Nelson Mandela Parade

    12/06/2013 6:23:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 12, 2013 | Kathy Shaidle
    Nelson Mandela at the Communist Party’s first public meeting in post-apartheid South Africa, 1990. You're not supposed to speak ill of the dead, so I figured I'd get a head start.One of the landmark events of my Gen X youth was the 11-hour, internationally televised “Free Nelson Mandela” concert in 1988. Because, come on: how could you not be anti-apartheid? It was a no-brainer, risk-free cause, the type you could support without having to think about it too much or inviting unpopularity or controversy, right? Actually, no. Lots of big-name musicians who now boast of being on that concert roster...
  • Nelson Mandela's widow calls for urgent climate action at UN

    09/25/2014 2:22:51 AM PDT · by blueplum · 44 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | September 24, 2014 12:55 EDT | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The widow of Nelson Mandela punctured the self-congratulatory mood of the UN summit on Tuesday, saying world leaders had failed to rise to the challenge of climate change. :snip: The Green Climate Fund was founded in 2010 to help poor countries cope with climate change. UN officials and developing country diplomats have said repeatedly it will not be possible to reach a climate deal in Paris, without a significant fund for those countries which did the least to cause climate change but will bear the brunt. South Korea and Switzerland went on to pledge $100m each, Denmark pledged $70m, Norway...
  • Google Doodle goes nuts over Nelson Mandela

    07/18/2014 9:56:55 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 9 replies
    The communist, America haters at Google are at it again. They have a Google Doodle for Nelson Mandela's 96th birthday, but not just a clickthrough to the Wikipedia. They have an entire sequence of Kumbaya images that basically tells white to go you-know-what themselves. Another reason to use DuckDuckGo.com as your search engine. (Side note: I wonder if Google keeps an eye on who clicks the image, and more frighteningly, who DOESN'T click the image?) LINK TO COMMIE GOOGLE SITE
  • South Africa celebrates 20 years of end of apartheid

    04/26/2014 11:37:50 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    NST ^ | 27 April 2014
    South Africa on Sunday celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first ever all-race, democratic election that ended decades of sanctioned racial oppression under the apartheid system. The day will be marked by street parades, speeches, prayers, music and military salutes and displays. President Jacob Zuma leads the main festivities at the Union Buildings, the seat of government in Pretoria, where generations of apartheid leaders penned many of the racial laws that South Africa’s first black leader Nelson Mandela fought most of his life. After the historic April 27, 1994, the day has been retained as a holiday and named Freedom...
  • Obama Orders US Flags to Fly at Half-staff in Mandela Tribute

    12/05/2013 9:39:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 05 Dec 2013 09:46 PM | (AFP)
    President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered flags to fly at half-staff at the White House and public buildings, with the US in mourning over the death of “close friend” and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. Obama’s proclamation, which also extended to the White House, US foreign missions, military posts, naval stations and military vessels, was valid through sunset on Monday. …
  • 'He belongs to the ages': Obama, US leaders mourn Mandela's death

    12/05/2013 2:57:44 PM PST · by Biggirl · 138 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Fox News
    President Obama joined lawmakers and former heads of state Thursday in mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, calling him one of the "most influential, courageous and profoundly good" people to have ever lived. "He achieved more than could be expected of any man," an emotional Obama said, in remarks from the White House, adding: "He belongs to the ages.
  • Nelson Mandela reportedly in a “permanent vegetative state”

    07/04/2013 12:05:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 4, 2013, 2:51 PM | (CBS/AP)
    Doctors treating former South African President Nelson Mandela say the anti-apartheid leader is in a “permanent vegetative state,” according to documents obtained by Agence France-Presse. The documents, dated June 26, say Mandela’s breathing is being mechanically assisted and the Mandela family has “been advised by the medical practitioners that his life support machine should be switched off” due to the “perilous” state of his health. The person who organized the documents, D.A. Smith, wrote that the information came from “my instructing attorney” and not directly from the Mandela family. …
  • White South Africans hope Mandela's legacy endures

    07/02/2013 8:37:41 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | June 27, 2013 | Charlotte Plantive
    JOHANNESBURG — As South Africa prepares for life without the father of the Rainbow Nation, some members of the once-ruling white minority fear Nelson Mandela's spirit of reconciliation may fade after his death. When apartheid ended nearly two decades ago, many whites braced for the worst. Conditioned for years to be wary of the "swart gevaar" -- black threat -- they feared being thrown into the sea. That prophecy never materialised. When he became South Africa's first black president in 1994, Nelson Mandela closed a dark chapter of his life in prison and reached out to his former oppressors to...
  • Obama tells leaders to follow Mandela’s example

    06/29/2013 7:48:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 29, 2013 9:54 AM EDT | Julie Pace and Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama encouraged leaders in Africa and around the world Saturday to follow former South African President Nelson Mandela’s example of country before self, as the U.S. president prepared to pay personal respects to relatives who have been gathered around the critically ill anti-apartheid icon. “We as leaders occupy these spaces temporarily and we don’t get so deluded that we think the fate of our country doesn’t depend on how long we stay in office,” Obama said. … Obama decided to avoid stopping in his father’s home nation of Kenya because of international disputes there. The International Criminal Court...
  • Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

    06/23/2013 2:11:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 23, 2013 | Dean Schabner
    Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, took a turn for the worse and was in critical condition today in his battle with a lung infection, according to a statement from the South African president’s office. “The doctors are doing everything possible to get his condition to improve and are ensuring that Madiba is well-looked after and is comfortable. He is in good hands,” South African Jacob Zuma said, using Mandela’s tribal nickname. Mandela had been listed in “serious but stable condition” since he entered the hospital June 8. The 94-year-old Nobel Peace prize winner’s medical team informed the...
  • Mandela in “serious” condition in hospital

    06/08/2013 4:06:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jun 8, 2013 6:29am EDT | Ed Cropley
    Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was in a “serious but stable” condition on Saturday after being taken to hospital with a recurrence of a lung infection, the government said. The 94-year-old, who became the first black leader of Africa’s biggest economy in 1994 after historic all-race elections, has been in hospital three times since December. He has been battling the infection for several days, a statement said. …
  • In South Africa's slums, mob justice rules

    07/14/2012 1:49:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:15pm EDT | Wendell Roelf
    Beaten and set alight, Ncedile Gigi's unrecognizable remains have not been buried since March, when a mob fed up with poor policing took the law into their own hands, torching the 26-year-old in a crime-ridden South African township. … For South Africans, the violence also evokes the dark days of apartheid when suspected collaborators of the white-minority regime were executed by "necklace"—a car tire wedged over the torso, followed by a can of gasoline, and then a match. … Mob justice has been an ugly part of township life for years, but the escalating violence in Khayelitsha—Cape Town's largest black...
  • Medal of Honor for a terrorist

    07/26/2003 10:25:38 PM PDT · by Jean S · 11 replies · 164+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Sunday, July 27, 2003 | Dateline D.C.
    <p>Many of us believe that President George W. Bush is not only a courageous leader, but also a man who works hard at his job. Most who toil in Washington know that working in the White House requires almost superhuman skills to avoid unnecessarily offending one or more voting groups.</p>
  • Million whites leave SA - study

    10/02/2006 9:17:30 PM PDT · by johnwayne · 80 replies · 2,589+ views
    FIN 24 ^ | September 24, 2006 | Peet van Aardt
    Johannesburg - One million white South Africans - almost a fifth - have left the country in the past ten years. This figure was released last week in a report from the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR). Frans Cronjé, who compiled the report, said it was especially crime and affirmative action which had driven a fifth of South Africa's white population out of the country. He did an analysis of Statistics South Africa's Household Surveys between 1995 and 2005, emigration figures and other reliable estimates on population numbers. Cronjé said the results left himself and his colleagues dumbfounded....
  • Winnie Mandela a force at 70

    09/26/2006 5:39:30 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 24 replies · 646+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 27 September 2006
    SOUTH Africans have marked the 70th birthday of controversial anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who is re-emerging as a symbol for leftists in the nation's divided ruling alliance. Ms Madikizela-Mandela, who fought for decades against South Africa's white minority rule government, received a stream of congratulatory phone calls today, including one from her famous ex-husband Nelson Mandela. "Nelson Mandela called early in the day and they had a very lengthy discussion about life," said Udo Froese, a spokesman for Ms Madikizela-Mandela. "He called her Zami, an endearment name for his ex-wife. They spent a heck of long time on the phone."...
  • Haiti: Thousands demand Aristide return

    07/16/2006 12:34:05 AM PDT · by Stoat · 22 replies · 995+ views
    The BBC ^ | July 16, 2006
    Thousands demand Aristide return   Mr Aristide fled an armed revolt in 2004 Thousands of people have demonstrated in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, demanding the return of exiled former President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.Supporters chanted "Aristide or death!" and "Aristide's blood is our blood!" as they marched to the National Palace on the ex-leader's 53rd birthday. Mr Aristide fled an armed revolt two years ago and is in South Africa. President Rene Preval had said during this year's election campaign he would consider allowing him to return home. However, the US has warned this could destabilise the country. Political prisonersSaturday's march was...