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The Man Who Taught Nelson Mandela To Be A Soldier

AFRICANGLOBE - In July 1962, Col Fekadu Wakene taught South African political activist Nelson Mandela the tricks of guerrilla warfare - including how to plant explosives before slipping quietly away into the night. Mr. Mandela was in Ethiopia, learning how to be the commander-in-chief of Umkhonto we Sizwe - the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC).

Let’s Not Forget The Mandela Who Prepared To Defeat Apartheid With...

AFRICANGLOBE - As President Obama expresses Americas condolences to the Mandela family and the people of South Africa, he should also apologize to them for the CIA’s involvement in the initial arrest of Nelson Mandela. He should apologize to them for Reagan’s policy of Constructive Engagement. Reagan’s vetoing legislation and blocking attempts by the UN to impose sanctions and to isolate apartheid South Africa.

South Africa’s Tshepo Lucky Montana Rides the Rails

AFRICANGLOBE - As group CEO of the Passenger Rail agency of South Africa (PRASA), Tshepo Lucky Montana has embarked on a vast programme to invest in new rolling stock over the next 20 years.

Nelson Mandela Could Soon Be Heading Home – Mbeki

AFRICANGLOBE - Nelson Mandela may be discharged from hospital soon to recuperate at home, said a former president of South Africa. The prediction about Mandela leaving the hospital was made by Thabo Mbeki as he gave a memorial lecture for the African National Congress Saturday in South Africa.

South African Billionaire Tokyo Sexwale Dismissed As Minister

AFRICANGLOBE - South African diamond magnate, Tokyo Sexwale has been dismissed as his country’s Human Settlement Minister by President Jacob Zuma.

ANC Youth League ‘Weak and a Shadow of its Former Self’

AFRICANGLOBE - The African National Congress (ANC) Youth League — a critical part of the ANC’s machinery in next year’s elections — is weak in at least seven of the country’s nine provinces, the league’s interim leadership says.

Land Reform: Are South Africans About to Take Back Their Land

AFRICANGLOBE - Greater economic and financial commitment - and a fundamental restructuring of the rural economy - are needed if South African land reform is to progress. Does a raft of new legislation signal renewed vigour on the part of the ANC?

Pan-Africanism More Important Now Than Ever – Dlamini-Zuma

AFRICANGLOBE - Like many South African activists, Nokosazana Dlamini-Zuma's attachment to pan-Africanism is more practical than ideological. The pan-African spirit, says Dlamini-Zuma, started as a means to define Africa's identity and fight against racial oppression.

South Africa: ‘Free But Not Equal’

AFRICANGLOBE - When the farm seizures started in Zimbabwe, I asked President Mugabe why was it that in the African countries that used to be colonies, Africans controlled the governments, but the economies were still largely controlled by Whites. He said,

Jacob Zuma Under Fire for Exploitative Mandela Video

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has come under attack for parading founding president Nelson Mandela on national television, looking very frail.

South Africa Debates Racial Makeup of Court Judges

AFRICANGLOBE - Since the advent of democracy in South Africa, the ANC has enjoyed consistent electoral success and has come to dominate most aspects of national politics and the instruments of government. As a result, the courts and judiciary have been left as the only branch still controlled by the remnants of apartheid.

White Settlers Still Run South Africa’s Economy – Report

AFRICANGLOBE - The latest Commission for Employment Equity's report on transformation in the labour market in South Africa is disheartening, the ANC said on Friday.

Jacob Zuma Exposed

AFRICANGLOBE - Zuma Exposed was released on the eve of the 53rd African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in December. Although the book detailed President Jacob Zuma's financial and political troubles, it did little to deter diehard ANC supporters from re-electing him for a second term as party president.

Pistorius: “Whites Must Stay Armed, ANC Not Willing to Protect White...

AFRICANGLOBE - Oscar Pistorius’ father unintentionally landed him in even more hot water this week, when he suggested that his son needed to have multiple guns in his home because the African National Congress government in the country fails to protect White people.

No Bail For White Supremacists Who Allegedly Conspired to Kill S....

AFRICANGLOBE - Three White supremacists accused of plotting to assassinate the African National Congress's leaders were denied bail by the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court in South Africa on Wednesday. Mark Trollip, John Keevy and Johan Prinsloo. were denied bail by magistrate Mziwonke Hinxa.

South Africans Losing Patience With The ANC?

AFRICANGLOBE - "In the Wise words of Nelson Mandela, there is no easy walk to freedom there will certainly be no easy walk socio-economic freedom". Impressive words from Jacob Zuma at the closing day of theANC Conference. Zuma has the top job in the ANC and likely to serve a second term as South Africa's president.