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Nelson Mandela Turns 90

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Posted on Jun 28, 2008
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He was surrounded by stars from the movie and music industries, but Nelson Mandela was the big draw at the iconic South African leader’s 90th birthday party in London’s Hyde Park, where Mandela took his moment in the spotlight to urge well-wishers to continue the fight against AIDS.

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By walldizo, July 2, 2008 at 1:36 pm Link to this comment
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Hassan Nasrallah,secratary general of Hezbollah, has just finished this day, detailing his party’s prisnors exchange agreement with Israel that will entail the release of Hezbolla’s fighters as well as Israeli prisnors held by Hezbollah.Among the prisnors to be released by Israel, is Samir Al-Kintar who has spent over thirty years in Israeli captivity.This gives Al-Kintar a 3years seniority over Mandela, who spent 27 years under South African Apartheid regime.Both men have devoted their lives to achieving independance to their countries, but while Mandela remained incarserated under his promises to protect the white Man’s colonial privileges,Kintar remained vehemently committed to achieving his people’s goal in liberating all of his land.Nothing in South-Africa to-day could testity to the changes that was hoped for through the sacrifices rendered by the SA.people.Racial segregation to-day remains as strong as it was during the Apartheid period, and the white minority continues to enjoy wealth and social seclusion, this time with black prtection.The other face of the coin,where blacks live in miserable conditions under high rates of unemployment and contagious diseases which wreak havoc in areas like Sawyto,the centre that ignited the revolution.For blacks, nothing realy have changed except having a 90year old world icon, who’s birthdays attract Westerners to pay tributes to the man who safeguards Western heritage in South Africa, not like the next door neighbor in Zembabwi who careless being a Western idol.Mandela’s criticism of Mugabe should have come as an added plus to consolidating the African way in solving African problems and not undermining it.

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By Davy de Verteuil, June 30, 2008 at 7:58 am Link to this comment
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Snubbing NC really is an insult to all of us.  How many junkies paedophiles and black hating war mongers feast this retired man who things that the struggle for the black man has reached its end and that the WHITEMAN is reformed. Treating Naomi Campbell with scorn for a misdemeanour at the world stage is unbecoming of a man who fought for justice.
I am disappointed with Nelson Mandela who I suppose have lost his way from prison.  Mandela disrespect to Robert Mugabe remonstrates his flattery as a world elite.

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