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National Geographic on “Mandela’s Children”

Like many other mainstream publications, National Geographic Magazine’s June 2010 issue (out May 25) will host a feature on South Africa. The feature is entitled, “Mandela’s Children” (titled for Mandela’s…..

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Desmond Tutu Walks on Water

[vodpod id=Video.3259961&w=425&h=350&fv=flashVarText%3Dfake%3D1%26amp%3Bpvrn%3D21184%26amp%3Bkey%3D1096facd%26amp%3BviewToken%3D6ef9df86] In my house Desmond Tutu can do little wrong. He’s up there with Nelson Mandela. (The latter complimented Tutu recently as “the voice of the voiceless”). Tutu restores…..

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Word for Word: Desmond Tutu

I think we are at a bad place in South Africa, and especially when you contrast it with the Mandela era. Many of the things that we dreamt were possible…..

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Apartheid Reparations

Democracy Now! in New York City reports last week on the historical case in a New York City court by black victims of white minority rule in South Africa (not…..

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Remember when Nelson Mandela walked out of prison on February 11, 1990. I know for some people he never went to prison. I know where I was: watching it with…..

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Ted Kennedy passed away last week. Around here the emphasis has been on his domestic legacy (Civil Rights, disability rights, health care reform), but as blogger Texas in Africa (her…..