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Mandela: saint or sellout

Book sheds light on how South African icon should be viewed | COLIN BUNDY AND WILLIAM BEINART | There are two widely available views of Nelson Mandela, the first post-apartheid president of South Africa. The first is a reverential and uncritical celebration of his life and achievements. It resonated in …

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Museveni’s next battle

How to keep old comrades secure in changing NRM Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Whether President Yoweri Museveni accepts it or not the next generation is gaining traction within his party; the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM). The bad news, according to analysts, is that the evolution in …

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COMMENT: How Mandela bent history

Before anything, he was a politician; skilled at building coalitions and charming political opponents | MARK SUZMAN | Twenty-five years ago, South Africa held its first free elections after the end of apartheid. The African National Congress won overwhelmingly, and its leader, Nelson Mandela, began to knit the country back …

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Beyonce to lead Mandela tribute concert

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Beyonce will lead an all-star line-up that includes Ed Sheeran, Jay-Z and Usher in Johannesburg on Sunday when she performs at a concert to honour the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. The concert is the climax of a year of events celebrating the centennial …

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Oprah honours Mandela ahead of global charity concert

Soweto, South Africa | AFP |  US television celebrity Oprah Winfrey on Thursday paid emotional tribute to Nelson Mandela as she prepared to host a star-studded concert in Johannesburg to cap celebrations marking 100 years since his birth. Winfrey will co-host the Global Citizen festival on Sunday, where artists including …

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