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  • 12
  • Dec

Former president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, one of the most towering figures of our times passed into history on 5 December 2013. As this man whose unmatched dedication to the lives of others is being laid to rest at Qunu on 15 December, a moment of mourning and celebration of his vast oeuvre spanning over four generations has dawned upon us.

  • 12
  • Dec

We were always there; somewhere in the room, but no one noticed. Out of frame in the photos, witnessing the negotiations, tense situations, crises, tragedies, and celebrations, we are standing quietly. We are the fixers, preparers, smilers, huggers, volunteers, observers, and torch bearers of the country. In fact, not much moves without us, we are the quiet diplomats: the wives of Ambassadors.

  • 05
  • Dec

That day, 10 December 1959, was a day of sorrow because, yet again, our people lost their lives in cold blood. On the other hand, it was also the day that many freedom fighters of the day decided that enough was enough; the national liberation struggle intensified, causing many Namibians to go into exile to launch an armed struggle.

  • 05
  • Dec

Jacques Foccart’s phrase ‘partir pour mieuxrester’ (‘leaving in order to stay’) has long exemplified how successive French governments have dealt with Africa. Francophone Africa specificallyhas been seen as an enduring extension of y of France.

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