Tag: South Africa

The coming fall of the Burmese regime: A person who will not take advice gets knowledge when trouble overtakes him

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on November 15, 2010 0 Comments
The coming fall of the Burmese regime: A person who will not take advice gets knowledge when trouble overtakes him

Nobel prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has been freed in Burma. She spent seven years under house arrest and fifteen of the last twenty one years in prison. The pro-democracy activist is a very strong and determined woman. Her freedom means also more trouble ahead for the junta in power in Burma. History has taught […]

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Russian spies honored: Even the maid has a family

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on October 19, 2010 1 Comment
Russian spies honored: Even the maid has a family

Russian President Medvedev has honored its ten spies, recently expelled from the US in a bizarre spy exchange. From the American point of view, the Russian spies did not achieve anything. Nobody know for sure what information they have gathered all these years. One of the most famous spies, Anna Chapman, who was the butt of […]

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Charles Taylor’s gift of diamonds: One does not give a gift without a motive

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on August 10, 2010 2 Comments
Charles Taylor’s gift of diamonds: One does not give a gift without a motive

Naomi Campbell‘s saga at Charles Taylor‘s war crimes trial continues. Taylor, the former Liberian president, is accused of trading weapons for diamonds with the rebels in Sierra Leone. Thousands of people died in Sierra Leone in one of the deadliest military conflicts of our time. Mr. Taylor trained and commanded the rebels to kill and rape civilians […]

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IMF Forgives Haiti’s Debt: The worst kind of poverty is to have many debts.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on July 22, 2010 0 Comments
IMF Forgives Haiti’s Debt: The worst kind of poverty is to have many debts.

The annulment of Haiti’s debt by the IMF (International Monetary Fund) is certainly welcome news for the government of President Rene Preval. The country is still recovering from the earthquake that killed thousands of people. Good news is needed to give hope to the brave people of Haiti who have more challenges ahead. The reconstruction […]

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Nelson Mandela’s Gread-Granddaughter killed in Crash: Every day of your life is a page of your history.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on June 12, 2010 0 Comments
Nelson Mandela’s Gread-Granddaughter killed in Crash: Every day of your life is a page of your history.

It is difficult to dissociate Nelson Mandela’s personal life from South African destiny. The former South African president — expected to be in the stadium for the opening of the first soccer World Cup on the African continent — was hit by tragedy. The day of the musical celebration of the biggest world sporting event, […]

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Black Extremists in South Africa: It is the absence of a cat that allowed the rat to climb onto the table.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on April 20, 2010 0 Comments
Black Extremists in South Africa: It is the absence of a cat that allowed the rat to climb onto the table.

Black extremism is on the rise in South Africa. The leader of the Black extremists is, Julius Malema, president of the African National Youth League. His rhetoric is not far from those of White supremacists in Europe or in America. Despite the lesson of humility, forgiveness, and greatness that Nelson Mandela taught the world, it is […]

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An open letter to Black people and White people in America: Love is a painkiller.

Filed in Current affairs, Strange stuff, Tragedy by on April 12, 2010 0 Comments
An open letter to Black people and White people in America: Love is a painkiller.

Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia has added oil to the fire of race relations! For a while, we had a little break from your constant “cold war” between Black ignorant people and White ignorant people. Now things are back to “normal”. Regardless of which side you are on, Black or White, slavery was a sad and dark side […]

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White Supremacist Terre’Blanche Killed: If you neglect the pot, it boils over and extinguishes the fire.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Tragedy by on April 5, 2010 0 Comments
White Supremacist Terre’Blanche Killed: If you neglect the pot, it boils over and extinguishes the fire.

Eugene Terre’Blanche, a South African separatist and White supremacist, was killed by two of his farm employees over an apparent wage dispute. This is the worst thing that can happen in South Africa right now, because the country is hosting the soccer World Cup in 10 weeks. Racial tensions have been very high over a song […]

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The earthquake in Haiti: The foot pains in sympathy with the toe.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Tragedy by on January 14, 2010 0 Comments
The earthquake in Haiti: The foot pains in sympathy with the toe.

For all of us who consider ourselves humanists and citizens of the world, the situation in Haiti is heart breaking. An earthquake is the last thing that this country should endure. The country is already suffering with poverty. Life is not fair. For those who believe in God, the question is why? To all of […]

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Giuliani forgets terror under Bush: The eyes do not see what the mind does not want

Filed in Current affairs, GOP, Politics by on January 10, 2010 0 Comments
Giuliani forgets terror under Bush: The eyes do not see what the mind does not want

Rudy Giuliani, the GOP ” leading expert” on terrorism and national security, seems to be making a lot of gaffes lately. Most notable is his claim that “We had no domestic terror attacks under Bush. We’ve had one under Obama” (referring to November’s shootings at Fort Hood). The former New York mayor forgot 9/11 and […]

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