South Africa Emerges as Moral Giant on Gaza

Nelson Mandela statue outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

A shift against impunity for genocide

Pretoria is challenging the Israeli government’s claim to innocence, which for far too long has allowed it to act with impunity against the long-suffering Palestinians. South Africa’s quite stunning intervention is bringing legal proceedings against the state of Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, under the auspice of The Genocide Convention.

#World #History Gaza Israel

Interview with Richard Ali

Interview with Richard Ali

On book publishing and other affairs

Mr. Ali informs us on book publishing in Africa and his experiences in Europe in that field. When we shift themes, Mr. Ali unfolds his perspective on other matters like the digital revolution, secessionism, xenophobia, modern history, the role of governments, politicians, and intellectuals against an African-European backdrop.

#Writers #History #Biafra #Secessionism #Xenophobia #NetNeutrality

The Awesome People

The Awesome People

Historical Truth

We, the people born between 1950-1980, we are the blessed ones. We are the awesome people. Our life is a living encyclopedia. We are also the last of a kind...

#People #History #Humanity

Mandela | The Legacy

UbuntuFM Africa | Pres. Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

A shrewd politician, a visionary, or both?

As with most larger-than-life figures Pres. Nelson Mandela was controversial. We know of his achievements and follies. But what is his legacy? What will he be best remembered for?

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Fact or fiction? When it matters and when not

Macauly | British colonial ruler in the 1800’s

On the deeper meaning of (mis)information

When the facts are too hard for us to bear, fiction may provide us with a comfortable alternative reality. And yet there are circumstances where both fact nor fiction matter. Because they are both beside the point.

#Society #History #Colonialism #FakeNews

The State vs. God

The State vs. God | Photo credit: ECD communication/Adventist Review

The age old legal debate on religious freedoms is still relevant today

When we think about or talk about ‘freedom of speech', people’s opinions are mostly pretty clear-cut. Yes, we should be able to speak freely about what is on our mind, regardless of the topic, as long as we don’t infringe upon another human being to that same basic human right. With regard to ‘religious freedom’ or the right to exercise religious beliefs, our conversations spark heated debate.

#Society #History #Religion