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Education

Ciee Launches Social Media Campaign Celebrating the Brilliance of Frederick Douglass Global Fellows and The Benefits of Studying Abroad

LOS ANGELES SENTINEL — Data recently released by the Institute of International Education found that less than 30 percent of the 332,727 students who studied abroad in 2017 were students of color. […read more]

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Bill Fletcher, Jr. is the former president of TransAfrica Forum. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and at www.billfletcherjr.com. And look for his new novel The Man Who Fell From the Sky.
Bill Fletcher Jr.

COMMENTARY: The Congressional Black Caucus needs to get to work on the Western Sahara

NNPA NEWSWIRE — …the conflict in the Western Sahara is an inner-African struggle… it represents a struggle over the future of Africa not only because it may explode once again but because it calls into question the terms under which peace and justice can truly emerge on a continent divided as it has been by boundaries originally established by European colonial powers. […read more]

Bill Fletcher, Jr. is the former president of TransAfrica Forum. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and at www.billfletcherjr.com.
Bill Fletcher Jr.

Trump and South Africa

Let’s stop for a moment and discuss the question of “seizure.” Beginning with the Dutch colonization of South Africa starting in the 17th century and furthered by the English introduction in the 18th century, there was the systematic seizure of land from the indigenous population. That’s why they call it colonization. […read more]

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Op-Ed

Mandela’s Road to Freedom

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist     If I close my eyes, I can remember 1984. I am among those running from meeting to meeting working to pass Proposition J, the San Francisco ballot initiative that required the city to divest pension funds from companies Read More

World

South African Carjackers Favor Downtown Spot

CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The carjackers were swift and methodical. They were also creatures of habit. On three occasions this month, armed criminals who apparently knew their victims were carrying cash or valuables pounced at the same intersection in Johannesburg while CCTV Read More

World

Nelson Mandela Discharge Shows Progress – Jacob Zuma

[BBC] Nelson Mandela’s discharge from hospital after nearly three months of treatment shows he has made “progress”, South Africa’s president has said. Jacob Zuma said South Africans were “very happy” that the anti-apartheid hero, 95, had returned home on Sunday. Mr Mandela was admitted to Read More

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Op-Ed

What Blacks Can Learn from South Africa

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Nelson Mandela turned 95 years old on Thursday, July 18.  He has been hospitalized for more than a month, and the world holds its breath as we witness the decline of the lion that roared for freedom in South Africa.  Read More

World

Speculation About Mandela’s Fate Seen As Cultural Taboo

[USA Today] JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Will native son and national hero Nelson Mandela survive his latest bout with illness? That is the single question dominating headlines, speeches, Twitter and conversation throughout South Africa. It’s an unusual situation in a country where death is an Read More

National

Document: Major Resources Needed for Obama Africa Trip

[The Washington Post] When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances. Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa Read More

World

South Africa Withdraws Award to Ex-Prez

by Bert Wilkinson Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News This week, Guyana’s main opposition party blasted the South African government for withdrawing a post-Apartheid award to a former Guyana president, saying the Caribbean nation did more than any in the hemisphere Read More

National

South Africa: ‘Free but not Equal’

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (NNPA) – When international icon and former political prisoner Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994, it marked a watershed moment for the former minority-ruled country. Mandela, the standard bearer for the African Read More

Politics

Jesse Jackson’s Ties to Africa Pay Off

by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS PRETORIA, South Africa (NNPA) – When South Africa President Jacob Zuma recently presented Jesse Jackson with the Companions of O.R. Tambo Award – the highest honor a non-citizen of the country can receive – he cited the Read More

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Op-Ed

South Africa’s Best Kept Secret

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – When Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress comrades were plotting to overthrow the White minority-rule apartheid regime in South Africa, Lilies Farm in Rivonia, just north of Johannesburg, served as their secret hideout. Read More

National

Jesse Jackson Honored for Anti-Apartheid Work

Jesse Jackson honored in South Africa (Photo by Butch Wing). by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief PRETORIA, South Africa (NNPA) – Human rights activist Jesse L. Jackson has been presented the Companions of O.R. Tambo Award, the highest award a non-South African can receive, for Read More

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Op-Ed

Remembering How Black South Africans Won their Freedom

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – A trip to South Africa provides painful reminders of the protracted struggle to establish democracy, how the United States propped up the White minority-rule government and the courage Black South Africans demonstrated to win Read More

National

Mandela Said to Be ‘Much Better’ Than a Week Ago

[New York Times] JOHANNESBURG — Former President Nelson Mandela’s health is improving after nearly a week in the hospital being treated for pneumonia, South Africa’s government said on Wednesday. “President Nelson Mandela continues to make steady improvement in hospital,” said a statement released by the office of Read More

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Op-Ed

Black to the Future

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I was recently in South Africa for a conference.  While there, I had two interesting experiences that raised the complications and politics of race. In the first case I was on a shuttle bus. The driver, ethnically South Asian Read More