The most obvious and glaring reality in South Africa is that ten years following the dawning of Black political power, the social situation for the majority of Africans remains abysmal.
Like many humanitarian crises in Africa that have become international campaigns, this situation has significant roots which western military intervention cannot solve and will only exacerbate.
Uganda and Nigeria have passed draconian anti-LGBTQ laws, grossly restricting the human rights of non-heterosexual persons and stirring up an international firestorm.
South Africa’s Parliamentary Portfolio Committee held a “Solidarity Conference in Support of the Peoples of Palestine, Western Sahara and Cuba” on Thursday, 6th February 2014.
Aunque muchos reconocen los nombres de Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu o Steve Biko, pocos conocen el papel que los indios jugaron en la lucha para derrocar el apartheid.
While many know the names Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu or Steve Biko, they may be less aware of the role Indians played in the struggle to defeat apartheid.
In a massive strike, South African mineworkers have brought the country’s lucrative platinum mining industry to a virtual standstill.
Many factors led to the demise of apartheid. The white South African government was defeated not just by the power of Mandela, the courage of the South African people, or the worldwide movement to impose sanctions.
The wave of pro-Mandela coverage has the effect of masking the ugly truth that these same entities branded Mandela as a terrorist for much of his public political career.
The second Monday of October is Columbus Day, a federal holiday in the U.S. It marks the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's 1492 landing in the Americas, his "discovery of the New World" for the benefit of the Spanish monarchy.