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Commemorating Steve Biko And His Fight Against Apartheid

AFRICANGLOBE - Many would regard Steve Biko as a martyr in the anti-apartheid cause. But the pathway of the martyr after death tends to be the work of others, they who serve a posthumous name or worship at the altar of a legacy. Biko’s contribution was primarily the notion of Black Consciousness, which he considered “an attitude of the mind and a way of life, the most positive call to emanate from the Black world for a long time.”

EFF Won’t Rest Until Africa Is Free From Economic Exploitation

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters party says it will never rest until Africa is free from economic exploitation and violence and‚ like the generation of freedom struggle icon Nelson Mandela‚ will use “whatever revolutionary means possible to achieve economic freedom in our lifetime”.

Does South Africa’s Black-Phobic Blacks Suffer Inferiority Complex?

AFRICANGLOBE - Why South African Blacks unleash their indignation against another fellow Black rather than share their wrath against all? This the question being asked by the continent as to how the red or white are spared but targeted the vulnerable Blacks of the same flesh and blood. South African Blacks are notorious for their xenophobia which only seem reserved for Black immigrants from the continent. It’s just more than xenophobia because, in retrospect, they only targeted and killed Black foreigners in South Africa.

Preparing For Race War: South African White Supremacist Camps Training Thousands...

AFRICANGLOBE - Deep in rural South Africa, a terrifying white supremacist movement is brainwashing teenagers to rise up in defiance of Nelson Mandela's hard-fought dream of a Rainbow Nation. The far-right Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB) is training thousands of youths in military-style bootcamps northwest of Johannesburg to fight for a separate white state.

The Big Five: Africa’s 10 Most Influential Countries

AFRICANGLOBE - The name of Ethiopia is written 44 times in the bible. It is not only a matter wealth. It is also a matter of history, independence, military, politics, diplomacy etc… In all perspective you could not find any country which is more influential than ETHIOPIA in Africa.

The Key Difference Between Nigeria And South Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - This is the main difference between Jacob Zuma and the president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan. Both men run Africa’s largest economies. Both men are controversial. But one man doesn’t hide from his foes.

Former Mandela Aide’s Twitter Rant Sets Off Race Row In South...

AFRICANGLOBE - “Jacob Zuma made it clear whites are not welcome in SA,” tweeted Zelda la Grange about the country’s president. “I’m SICK of Jacob Zuma’s constant go at whites every few months,” she said

Nelson Mandela Honored By Family, Friends A Year After His Death

Friends and family of Nelson Mandela laid wreaths Friday at a bronze statue of the late statesman to mark the anniversary of his death. Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, recalled the former president's last moments, saying he was at peace and surrounded by family. Mandela died last Dec. 5 after a long illness at the age of 95.

Africa Gets It’s First White President Since Apartheid

AFRICANGLOBE - Zambia's Guy Scott became Africa's first White president on Wednesday after the president, Michael Sata, died under mysterious circumstances in a London hospital. Guy Scott will be the first White leader since South Africa's F.W. de Klerk lost to Nelson Mandela in the 1994 election that ended apartheid

Pentecostalism In Africa: Of Prophets And Profits

AFRICANGLOBE - Pentecostal churches are booming in Nigeria, indeed across much of Africa. You can hear the Synagogue Church of All Nations long before you see it. The hymns sung by its 15 000 worshippers, their arms upraised, echo through the streets of Lagos. Devotees come from far and wide every Sunday to hear, and be healed by, the man they call the Prophet, Temitope Balogun (“T.B.”) Joshua.

The ANC Now Turning Against Winnie Mandela

AFRICANGLOBE - ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has warned that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's support of Julius Malema is a danger to the party, it was reported.

White South Africa’s Post-Mandela Woes

AFRICANGLOBE - White settlers in South Africa are becoming more fearful that the democratic process might force them to give up the land and economic benefits that they stole.

Last Boer General Fear For South Africa’s Future

AFRICANGLOBE - The last of the Boer generals blames Nelson Mandela. Constand Viljoen says Mandela was the "bedevilling factor" in the negotiations in the run-up to the 1994 transition, a man who by sheer force of personality shaped the nature of the country.

South Africa Marks 20 Years Of Freedom Ahead Of Election

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa marked two decades of multi-racial democracy on Sunday, still feeling the loss of Nelson Mandela and in somber mood just 10 days before elections which the ruling elite hopes will keep the African National Congress (ANC) party in power.

South Africa’s Murder Trial Distraction

AFRICANGLOBE - Despite South Africa’s transition into a multiracial democracy, profound economic inequality remains, a backdrop to both the high-profile murder trial of athlete Oscar Pistorius and the splintering of Nelson Mandela’s ANC.

South Africa Divided As Election Looms

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's urbanites are increasingly vocal about their opposition to the ruling African National Congress, which they blame for a number of the nation's ills, including corruption. But the ANC has traditionally counted on strong support from the countryside, where many residents rely on government subsidies to survive.