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Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2013 21:34)

What Didn`t Kill Mandela Made Him Stronger

Mandela the man who negotiated a peaceful change, who forgave, who apologized, who sympathized, who showed a way for nations to live up to the standards of our children...

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela's story, if told as a novel, would not be deemed possible in real life. Worse, we don't tell such stories in many of our novels.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2013 19:10)

The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

“Apartheid corroded the very essence of life in South Africa,” Mandela wrote. “This is why the country’s emerging political leaders are challenged to build a nation in which all people—irrespective of race, color, creed, religion, or sex—can assert fully their human worth...”

(NEW YORK) - Nelson Mandela Today the world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

More than twenty years ago, Mandela laid out his vision for the democratic future of his country in the pages of Foreign Affairs.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2013 18:54)

Nelson Mandela`s Death Stings

We need more leaders like Mandela in this world...

(SACRAMENTO) - Nelson Mandela I should not be shocked over my own personal reaction to this news I suppose, but it hurts and it makes me very sad. It isn't the loss specifically; this great man more than did his part while living on this earth. It is quite honestly, the lack of men like him that makes me shudder.

There are no rivals for this courageous leader who took up arms and led a revolution against an apartheid government that treated Black Africans with no dignity, instead relegating them to a second class lifestyle below the whites.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2013 18:32)

World Says Goodbye to Nelson Mandela

We give thanks for his life, his leadership, his devotion to humanity and humanitarian causes. We salute our friend, colleague and comrade and thank him for his sacrifices for our freedom.

(JOHANNESBURG) - Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela It is with the deepest regret that we have learned of the passing of our founder, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba. The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa will shortly make further official announcements.

We want to express our sadness at this time. No words can adequately describe this enormous loss to our nation and to the world.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-04-2013 03:02)

South African Minister: `The Palestinian Struggle is Our Struggle`

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says ministerial visits stopped, Pretoria ‘curtailing contact’ with Jerusalem ‘regime,’ and ‘losing sleep’ over settlements

(TEL AVIV Times of Israel) - South African International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane “The struggle of the people of Palestine is our struggle” and South Africa has decided to “slow down” and “curtail senior leadership contact” with the Israeli “regime,” South Africa’s International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said on Friday. Already, she said, South Africa’s government ministers do not visit Israel.

“Our Palestinian friends have never asked us to disengage with Israel [through cutting diplomatic relations]. They had asked us in formal meetings to not engage with the regime,” Nkoana-Mashabane was quoted by South African website News24 as telling a Congress of South African Trade Unions international relations committee meeting on Friday.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-04-2013 11:41)

African Opposites: Morsi and Mandela

We can only speculate the possible outcome if Morsi was moreso like Mandela and took a page out of his populist book.

(SALEM) - Mandela and Morsi The people's voice prevailed at both ends of the African continent. Those polar opposites, as history will render in its final report, came from South Africa and Egypt. Both had its champions of causes, one for Human Rights; the other for domination by his faith.

We are of course speaking of the vast contrast between Nelson Mandela, a onetime Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Mohammed Morsi, just ousted as the President of Egypt.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-22-2013 17:53)

The Truth About Political Prisoners and Apartheid

"Our revenge will be the laughter of our children" - Bobby Sands, Irish Republican Army

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Anti-colonial heroes Kadhr Adnan and Mahatma Gandhi When examining the politics of hunger, we find the most selfless people in the history of mankind. It is the most extreme type of peace activism. Urging entertainers not to support states that ethnically cleanse populations, is small in comparison.

An Israeli law called Administrative Detention tends to inspire hunger strikes and that silent suffering is loud... very loud.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-24-2012 15:50)

Hospital Christmas for Mandela as Rumours Fly

Former President Nelson Mandela will spend Christmas Day in hospital, the presidency has announced.

(JOHANNESBURG BBC) - Nelson Mandela The iconic figure has been hospitalized in Pretoria since December 8.

The length of his stay, and obfuscations from government about his exact whereabouts, has caused concern among South Africans.

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Salem-News.com (Dec-07-2012 13:01)

Diplomatic Impunity?
Why Suspected War Criminals should not be Diplomats

South Africa reportedly declined to receive Sri Lanka war crime suspect General Silva.

(JOHANNESBURG) - Sri Lanka's General Shavendra Silva It was recently reported that Sri Lanka intended to deploy suspected war criminal, General Shavendra Silva, to South Africa to take up the post of deputy ambassador.

Southern Africa Litigation Centre and other groups submitted a briefing paper to South African President Jacob Zuma, outlining the legal implications of recognising General Silva.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-03-2012 19:48)

South African Presidency Refers School Racism Matter to Basic Education Ministry

Hindus form a considerable part of South Africa population.

(RENO, NV) - Flag of South Africa In South Africa, one grade-three student faced racial and derogatory slurs for the last three years from the teacher in front of classmates for wearing a religious string and was asked to remove it.

When he complained, he was told to hide the red string with a jersey.

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