Tag: Nelson Mandela

Former U.S. President Barack Obama, left, delivers his speech at the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. In his highest-profile speech since leaving office, Obama urged people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat …

Hayward — Obama in South Africa: 9/11, Rise of Putin Were ‘Backlash’ Against Globalization

Former President Barack Obama told an audience at a Nelson Mandela Foundation event in South Africa Tuesday marking the 100th anniversary of Mandela’s birth that income inequality and other disruptions caused by a “backlash” against globalization and liberalization were factors in the 9/11 attacks, the resurgence of populism, Chinese aggression, and the rise of President Vladimir Putin in Russia.

Cyril Ramaphosa (Gulshan Khan / AFP / Getty)

New Hope for South Africa as Cyril Ramaphosa Elected to Lead Ruling Party

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected to lead the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the party’s 54th conference in Johannesburg on Monday, lifting hopes for political reform and boosting the South African rand against the U.S. dollar.

Thabo Mbeki (Gianluigi Guercia / AFP / Getty)

Former South Africa President Denounces His Own Party as Corrupt

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki declared last week that his own party, the African National Congress (ANC), “has become so corrupted that … unprincipled access to political power and the related corrupt self-enrichment has in fact become the norm within the organisation.”

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WATCH: Arnold Schwarzenegger Chased by an Elephant While on Safari

Former California governor and Terminator tough-guy Arnold Schwarzenegger got more than he bargained for on a recent South African safari when an elephant that his group was observing circled the vehicle they were touring in and charged after them.

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Cecil the Lion: It’s What Nelson Mandela Would have Wanted

As a caring, sensitive, non-racist person, one of the things I often ask myself when mulling over tricky moral issues is: “What would Madiba* have done?” (* see note below) One such moral conundrum has been the killing of Cecil,

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Paris Suburb Honors Convicted Palestinian Terrorist

Three months after the Communist mayor of a Paris suburb, Valenton, named a street, Barghouti Alley, after a convicted Palestinian terrorist, another municipality of a second Paris suburb has honored the same man.