Africa

Nelson Mandela And Robben Island

Nelson Mandela And Robben Island

Before prison, Nelson Mandela confirms in the television documentary, Madiba: The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela, he was ‘arrogant and behaved like an animal’ towards who loved him. According to the archived reports on the assessment the South African Police made on him from especially 1980 he had developed by that time outstanding human relation qualities. And these showed ...

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African Cities Sign Pledge To Reduce Carbon Emissions To Zero By 2050

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Until now Africa has been mostly known for vulnerability to climate change instead of taking actions to solve the problem. Lately a group of African cities have vowed to change such intend. Earlier this week eight African cities including Dar es Salaam and Accra pledged to cut required emissions to meet the target of Paris Agreement at a planning meeting ...

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How the West Appreciated Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe

Until relations went completely sour in the last decades of the 20th century, Mugabe was inundated with honorary degrees and awards from western universities and other outstanding institutions. In addition to his personal academic accomplishments, the Zimbabwean leader holds honorary doctorate degrees from reputable institutions from the U.S through Britain to Russia. These include the University of Edinburgh, the University ...

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British Search for River Nile in Africa

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No mystery was quite so fascinating for the Victorian explorers of Africa as the riddle of the source of the Nile. John Hanning Speke 1827-1864 A keen sportsman, Speke visited Africa in 1857 with Burton to search for the source of the Nile. Both men suffered terribly with fever, and Speke once nearly went blind. But on July 30 1858, ...

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Foreign Policy of France in Post Colonial Africa

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The Second World War marked a major turning point in Frances relations with its colonies. The turmoil that characterised French politics during and after the war led to constitutional changes that facilitated African independence. In 1946 for example, France’s Fourth Republic passed a new constitution which granted citizenship to France’s colonial subjects. In Africa, the bedrock of agitation against French ...

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Ivory Coast: From Independence to Political Instability

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In the years following independence in 1960, Ivory Coast became an example of peace and prosperity under the guidance of Felix Houphouet Boigny, who ran the country for 33 years. After his death in 1999, adverse economic circumstances and xenophobia led the country towards division, political instability and civil war. This year 2010 – five years after Laurent Gbagbo’s mandate ...

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What is Africa’s Garden Route

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South Africa’s Garden Route owes its name to the stunning natural scenery spreading along the south coast, across the Eastern and Western Cape. Starting in Mossel Bay, some 400 km by road from Cape Town, ending on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth, it’s a land of fine beaches and rainforest, placid lakes, mountain peaks and heath dotted with wild flowers. ...

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