Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    The UN obsession with Nelson Mandela and not Winnie?

The UN obsession with Nelson Mandela and not Winnie?

FRANCIS ANEKWE OBORJI“When I turn on my radio, when I hear that negroes have been lynched in America, I say that we have been lied to: Hitler is not dead; when I turn on my radio, when I learn that Jews have been insulted, mistreated, persecuted, I say that we have been lied to: Hitler is not dead; when, finally [...]

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    South Africa’s president donates half his salary to Mandela Fund

South Africa’s president donates half his salary to Mandela Fund

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa says he will donate half of his salary towards a soon-to-be established fund that will be launched on July 18 – the posthumous birthday of former President Nelson Mandela.South African Government News Agency reports that Ramaphosa made the announcement during a debate on the presidency’s budget vote in the national assembly on Wednesday.According to [...]

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    There’s no longer anything I can fear… six memorable quotes of Winnie Mandela

There’s no longer anything I can fear… six memorable quotes of Winnie Mandela

Winnie Mandela, ex-wife of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 81.Winnie was actively involved in the anti-apartheid struggle with her ex-husband. Tributes have been pouring for her all over the world.Here are six memorable quotes from the woman they referred to as "Mother of the nation".[...]

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    OBITUARY: Winnie, ‘mother of new South Africa’ who made Mandela ‘loneliest’ man in the world

OBITUARY: Winnie, ‘mother of new South Africa’ who made Mandela ‘loneliest’ man in the world

After suffering a protracted illness, Winnie Mandela, former wife of Nelson Mandela, South African hero, died on Monday, at the age of 81. Just like her late husband - who died five years ago, she was a formidable force in the anti-apartheid campaign and had her own share of imprisonments and other forms of intimidation.While Mandela was in prison, the deceased [...]

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    We are citizens, not subjects

We are citizens, not subjects

Nigeria is almost certainly the only nation on earth where citizens are ostensibly docile and are daily waiting for God to construct good roads, make electric power supply stable and build world-class healthcare centers for them.Also, Nigeria is in all probability the only nation where the citizens are not objectively and daily engaging their paid public servants—in order [...]

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    ​South African envoy: Mandela begged Nigeria for money to fight apartheid

​South African envoy: Mandela begged Nigeria for money to fight apartheid

Lulu Mnguni, South African high commissioner to Nigeria, recently went down memory lane in recalling Nigeria's role in seeing the end of apartheid in his country.While speaking as a special guest at a forum organised by the Abuja Writers Forum, Mnguni narrated how the iconic Nelson Mandela, who led the struggle against apartheid forces, came to Nigeria in 1963 to solicit financial [...]

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    100 Nigerians selected for US Fellowship

100 Nigerians selected for US Fellowship

The United States government has announced its selection of 100 Nigerians to participate in this year’s Mandela Fellowship.In a statement, the US Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria said the beneficiaries were selected from "among other 10,000 Nigerian applicants and tens of other applicants from across Africa".The statement said the applicants, who were selected from across Nigeria, would undergo six-week studies in [...]

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    Mandela’s ex-wife’s legal dispute blocks finalisation of his will

Mandela’s ex-wife’s legal dispute blocks finalisation of his will

The finalisation of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s will is being delayed due to his ex-wife’s legal battle over his Qunu home.Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who is recovering in a Johannesburg hospital following a second back operation in many months, is appealing a high court decision which ruled that she has no claim on the residence where the anti-apartheid hero was [...]

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    UPDATED: S’African parliament votes against Zuma’s impeachment

UPDATED: S’African parliament votes against Zuma’s impeachment

The South African parliament on Tuesday voted against an impeachment of President Jacob Zuma following his implication in a corruption scandal, news website News24 reported.According to the report, 233 legislators voted against the motion to impeach Zuma, with 143 in favour and no abstentions.The constitutional court said last week Zuma had violated the constitution when using about $15 million to [...]

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    REVEALED: How Mandela begged Abacha to pardon Abiola, Obasanjo, Saro-Wiwa

REVEALED: How Mandela begged Abacha to pardon Abiola, Obasanjo, Saro-Wiwa

Thabo Mbeki, former South African vice-president, has revealed how Nelson Mandela, former president of the country, begged Sani Abacha, Nigeria's former head of state, to halt the execution of the 'Ogoni Nine'.Speaking on "Mandela’s first major test in dealing with the international community", Mbeki said his late former president also pleaded with Abacha for the release of former president, Olusegun [...]

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    Africa’s ‘tallest statue of Jesus’ is in Abajah, Imo state

Africa’s ‘tallest statue of Jesus’ is in Abajah, Imo state

Jesus de Greatest, a statue whose height is 28 feet, will be unveiled at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in the Abajah local government area of Imo state, on January 1, 2016.Obinna Onuoha, founder of Premier Petroleum Limited, funded and offered the statue to the church.According to a statement signed by Smatt Ozomena, Onuoha announced his intention to execute the project on [...]

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    Buhari has neglected us, Chibok parents lament

Buhari has neglected us, Chibok parents lament

Parents of the 219 female students abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno state, say both the federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governments have left them to their fate.Speaking in Lagos at the weekend during a session with Graca Machel, widow of Nelson Mandela, the parents said most of them have been displaced from [...]

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    South African King gets 12-year jail sentence

South African King gets 12-year jail sentence

Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, a king from Nelson Mandela's Thembu ethnic group, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a series of charges including kidnapping, assault and arson.He was accused of kidnapping a woman and her six children, setting their home on fire and beating up four youths, one of whom died, because one of their relatives had failed to [...]

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    Mandela’s grandson fined for assault

Mandela’s grandson fined for assault

A court in Mthatha province has imposed a fine of $817 or two-year jail term on  Mandla Mandela, the oldest grandson of anti-apartheid activist and South African legend, Nelson Mandela, over assault.Mandla, a legislator for the ruling African National Congress (ANC), was found to have attacked Mlamli Ngudle, a teacher, in a 2013 road rage incident in Mthatha.The prosecutor said [...]

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    Learning from Mandela

Learning from Mandela

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    Mandela’s wives end mourning, begin life afresh

Mandela’s wives end mourning, begin life afresh

Members of the family of late former South Africa President, Nelson Mandela, have ended the traditional mourning period for the global icon, seven months after his death.According to Daludumo Mtirara, who was speaking on Monday on behalf of the family, the mourning period for Mandela ended on Sunday with a cleansing ceremony and burning of their black mourning clothes.The cleansing [...]

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