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Archive for 'Southern Africa'

A proud rebelliousness and a stubborn sense of fairness

In his powerful speech at Nelson Mandela’s memorial rally in Johannesburg, President Obama referred to Mandela’s “proud rebelliousness, a stubborn sense of fairness” which it is said he inherited from his father.
It is quite interesting to see then that this father of his nation has passed on the quality to the people of South Africa. [...]

Repeal of Anti-Gay Legislation in Malawi, and Reasons Why John Pilger is a Nutter

Allowing same-sex marriage should be seen as a progression of civil rights. It should be of distant secondary importance that homosexual acts are not illegal in this country and social attitudes are tolerant of cohabiting same-sex couples.
On that note, although Malawi’s new President, Joyce Banda is not proposing same-sex marriage, her vow to repeal [...]

One Hundred Years of the ANC

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress, here are a few extracts from the ANC Youth Wing’s statement on the passing of Kim Jong Il:
The ANC Youth League wishes to send its heartfelt condolences on the passing away of the Great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il. As we remember [...]

RIP Arthur Goldreich

From the annals of news unlikely to be reported on anti-Zionist “leftwing” websites, The Washington Post reports:
Arthur Goldreich, 82, who helped the anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela hide on a farm by posing as his employer, died May 24 in Tel Aviv. No cause of death was reported.
In his autobiography, Mandela describes the South African-born Mr. [...]

Proving Them Right

Bingu wa Mutharika could have called Fergus Cochrane-Dyet’s bluff.
But no.