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Apartheid assassin 'Prime Evil' refused parole in S.Africa

Pretoria - The most notorious assassin of South Africa's apartheid regime, a police colonel known as "Prime Evil", was refused parole Thursday after serving 20 years in prison.
In the Media by Stephanie Findlay (AFP)

John Kerry expresses regret over Israel 'apartheid' comment

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry has said that he regrets using the word "apartheid" when discussing the Israeli-Palestinian situation. He said that if he could "rewind the tape" he "would have chosen a different word."
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 5 comments

Desmond Tutu urges boycott of 'apartheid' Israel

Nobel Peace laureate and former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu has raised eyebrows and ire by declaring his support for the boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) movement targeting Israeli "apartheid" and other crimes against the Palestinians.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

Review: Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom

The release of Nelson Mandela in 1990, after twenty-seven years of political imprisonment in South Africa, ranks as one of the most momentous events of the 20th century. The recent biopic of his life insight-fully illuminates this moment.
In the Media by Michael Terron - 4 comments

Nelson Mandela buried today in hometown Qunu

The funeral of former South African president Nelson Mandela was held at his hometown Qunu in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, today.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks - 3 comments

Op-Ed: TIME editor compares Madiba with a white slaver

TIME magazine editor Fareed Zakaria has compared Nelson Mandela with George Washington and caused uproar for his insensitive words.
In the Media by Nicole Froio - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Parallels in U.S. and South African history

Cape Town - The disenfranchisement of the black majority in South Africa did not begin with the rule of the Afrikaner-dominated Nationalist Party in 1948, but after a history of British colonization much like the U.S.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Let us not deify Nelson Mandela

As the world mourns Nelson Mandela, we should step back and take an objective look at the man, and just as importantly some of those with whom he worked.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 74 comments

Op-Ed: Nelson Mandela and the power of the human spirit

Nelson Mandela had the courage to stand up to the Illegal foreign terrorists who had taken over South Africa’s government. His example proved that evil cannot defeat the human spirit. Though his body may have passed, his memory will be eternal.
In the Media by Ruth Hull - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Mandela dies at age 95

Johannesburg - South Africa has announced the death, at the age of 95, of former President Nelson Mandela, who led the country in the struggle against white-minority rule.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 5 comments

Nelson Mandela dies at the age of 95

Pretoria - Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president whose resilience helped end the country's brutal apartheid, has died at the age of 95.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The other Mrs Mandela

As Nelson Mandela lies in a hospital bed close to death, his deification is nearly complete. What is all but forgotten is that his wife Winnie was anything but a saint.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 5 comments

Nelson Mandela in 'critical condition' — South Africa's Zuma says

Pretoria - South African international icon Nelson Mandela's condition deteriorated to "critical" on Sunday, South Africa's president said, adding doctors "are doing everything possible” for the anti-apartheid hero.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 3 comments

The picture of a tragic event that changed South Africa’s history

Johannesburg - Thirty-seven years ago today, a photojournalist captured the image of a boy killed by police during the high school student’s protests known as the “Soweto Uprising”; the image became a symbol of the struggle for equal rights of black South Africans
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 1 comment

Mandela 'responding better' on 49th anniversary of imprisonment

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is making progress and "responding better to treatment," according to reports.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 3 comments

Mixed responses to Margaret Thatcher's death

Following the news of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death, there has been an outpouring of both support and criticism highlighting the Iron Lady's controversial legacy.
In the Media by Ryan Donnelly - 11 comments

Terrorist, Big Business, Failed Multi-racial Marriage: Sexwale

Tokyo Sexwale is currently in the news for his high profile divorce from Judy Sexwale. From terrorist to business tycoon to public sector to failed multi-racial marriage, we take a look at just a few of many aspects of Tokyo's life so far:
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Op-Ed: The return of apartheid-style race-based law in South Africa

Johannesburg - During apartheid, one of the reasons the whole world opposed the régime was that it legislated racism into being. In a very real sense, apartheid made it legal to discriminate, based on race. Not much has changed.
In the Media by Tamara Aspeling - 12 comments

'Education crisis not Verwoerd's fault' — anti-apartheid activist

Durban - President Jacob Zuma blamed a Limpopo text book scandal on apartheid era Prime Minister H.F. Verwoerd. Anti-apartheid activist, Mamphela Ramphele, says the ANC is to blame.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Facebook — Damned if it does, damned if it doesn't

America's leading Nazi Harold Covington has been complaining of late that he keeps getting kicked off Facebook. Someone else is complaining for a diametrically opposite reason.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Former England cricketing legend Basil D'Oliveira dies aged 80

Former England all-rounder Basil "Dolly" D'Oliveira has died. The right-handed batting legend first came to fame when he was included in the England squad to tour South Africa in 1968.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Op-Ed: Israeli PM Netanyahu first exclusive interview with Arab network

If the Arab world ever wanted evidence to make peace with Israel, tonight's first ever Arab-network interview with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be just the proof they need.
In the Media by Sam Halaby

Funeral held for Bil'in protester

Ramallah - Palestinian protester Jawaher Abou Rahmah was laid to rest Sunday, after being killed during a protest against the Israeli separation wall in the Palestinian village of Bil'in.
In the Media by Tar De Moutonnoir

'Media Tribunal’ proposal causes furore in South Africa

Cape Town - The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) says it is dead set against the government’s new “media tribunal” and will resist it by court action if necessary.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Op-Ed: Pride Toronto - Dissent, Decision, Division and...Delight? Special

Toronto - Pride Toronto is making worldwide headlines this year, and not for the fact that legendary 80’s icon and LGBT supporter Cyndi Lauper is performing a free concert, but more for the community angst generated by the Board’s decision to ban two words.
Digital Journal Report by Bryen Dunn - 3 comments

Fatima Meer, leading South African activist, dies at 81

Durban - Fatima Meer, a leading figure in South Africa’s anti-Apartheid struggle and respected academic, has passed away following a stroke.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Apartheid-era security cop who bombed colleagues wants job back

The South African Constitutional Court is hearing an unique application by former apartheid-era security policeman Wybrand du Toit, convicted with two others of killing four policemen in a December 1989 bomb blast in Port Elizabeth.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt - 1 comment

Water pollution: South Africa's ticking time bomb...

The South African health-care system is showing a steady collapse which is worrying health officials countrywide. Yet nobody seems able to turn the problem around - there are far too many patients and not enough medical staff to treat them.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt

Apartheid Victims Get Clearance to Sue Multinationals

The Khulumani Support Group has been given clearance to proceed with their suit against 23 multinational corporations under the Alien Tort Statue
In the Media by Bob Ewing

WHO agrees HIV circumcision plan

The BBC is reporting an unusual breakthrough in the fight against AIDS. Apparently foreskin cells are believed to be more vulnerable to HIV infections, so the World Health Organization and UNAIDS is saying circumcision should now be added to current inter
In the Media by Kelster - 1 comment
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