By Precious Nihorowa At the dawn of the 1960s, Africa in general experienced a new wave in the political and governance landscape. It is during such a period that African countries started attaining independence from the colonial masters. South Africa is considered one of the last African countries to attain independence as it had the first black native president for the first time in 1994 in the name of Nelson Mandela. During the independence wave of Africa, the leaders that led their countries to independence had a number of things…Read More
Maybe the empire thought that we would not honor our word when, during days of uncertainty in the past century, we affirmed that even if the USSR were to disappear Cuba would continue struggling.
World War II broke out on September 1, 1939 when Nazi-fascist troops invaded Poland and struck like a lightning over the heroic people of the USSR, who contributed 27 million lives to preserve mankind from that brutal massacre that ended the lives of 50 million persons.
War, on the other hand, is the only venture that the human race throughout history has failed to avoid, leading Einstein to say that he did not know how World War III would be like but most certainly the fourth would be fought with sticks and stones.Read More
As Nelson Mandela lies on his death bed, his legacy as the godfather of neo-Apartheid South Africa has been firmly established.
Today in South Africa, life for many if not most is nearly as precarious and undignified as when Mandela was first inaugurated as president some 20 years ago. So the best way to describe “modern” South Africa is it is being oppressed by a new form of apartheid.
But wait a minute, didn’t Mandela’s becoming the first black president of South Africa lead to the restoration of ownership of the land stolen from the African population nearly a hundred years previously by the racist colonial settler Apartheid regime? No, no real land reform for the masses of land less Africans. But Mandela did make sure that the international mining companies got whatever new land they thought they might need.Read More
BLANTYRE(MaraPost)_ Kamuzu Palace, the official home of Malawi president Joyce Banda, says according to twitter analytics tool, Tweetreach, tweets which contained the hashtag #joycebanda alone gained over 1,649,702 impressions or opportunities to see during Banda’s speech at former South African president Nelson Mandela’s state funeral on Saturday in Qunu.
More than 2 million people were directly involved in the conversation about Banda, according to Nhlane, and there would have been many other people who would have shared it.
The hashtag #joycebanda also trended on Twitter during her speech.Read More
BLANTYRE(MaraPost)–There could hardly be any other contemporary icon from the arts to politics that every author, sculptor, film producer or musician wants to do something about than Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who died aged 95 on December 5 in the leafy Houghton suburb of Johannesburg and is scheduled to be interred in his homeland on Qunu in the Eastern Cape Sunday.
There have been tens of books about Mandela, some written by the icon himself, several films and lots of music. Even in death there has already been fodder of material worth more books.
A few days after his death the American revolutionary poet Maya Angelou wrote and recited a poem in honour of Nelson Mandela whom she met in the 1960s when she lived in Cairo.Read More
I stand before you today to join you, the people of South Africa, and the world, to mourn the loss of a great leader: Nelson Rohlihlahla Mandela.
I join you, the people of this rainbow nation, to celebrate a life of one of Africa’s unique leaders who gallantly fought for freedom and peace for this great country and the world.Read More
December 13, 2013 RWANDA: OPPOSITION LEADER MADAM VICTOIRE INGABIRE HANDED 15 YEARS IN PRISON Today, as President Paul Kagame has finally decided to go to pay his last respect to the freedom and reconciliation hero Nelson Mandela, his Supreme Court sentenced the political prisoner Madam Victoire Ingabire to 15 years in prison on final appeal, almost the double of the 8-year High court sentence of October 30, 2012. This is a very strong message to the whole opposition. It’s a slap in the face of those, within the international community,…Read More
PHOTO ESSAY: Nelson Mandela’s Body Lies In State Pretoria — Members of the public began filing past the body of former president Nelson Mandela as it lay in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday morning. Several people in wheelchairs were escorted and a young child was carried on the back of an adult man. A woman draped in an ANC flag waved the national flag as she passed the coffin. One man ignored the quick flow of viewers to stand silently for a few moments with his hand…Read More