29, 2013 11:28 p.m. ET Did Barack Obama bow to Raul Castro when the two shook hands at a memorial for Nelson Mandela in South Africa earlier this month? It sure looked that way in a South African Broadcasting Corporation photo. On the other hand Castro is a diminutive dictator. That may explain what seemed to be presidential stooping to the level of the tropical totalitarian. Let’s hope so. After all, the Cuban military dictatorship, run by a white junta,…
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Mandela’s widow not ill-treated by Mandela family: aba-Thembu clan
The aba-Thembu royal family made the call after a meeting with the elders of the Mandela house in Qunu to discuss the allocation of the estate, according to Mtirara. The meeting, Mtirara said, reiterated that Mandla Mandela, who is the eldest grandson, was to be considered the head of the family. “Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela is the only point of entry to the Mandela house and he remains the head of this house,” said Mtirara. Mtirara’s remarks contradict those of Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who said Mandela’s eldest daughter, being Ms.
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Though he had humble beginnings as a herd boy in a rural village, Mandela became involved in the anti-apartheid movement and co-founded the African National Congress Youth League. His activities eventually led to his imprisonment on Robben Island from 1964 to 1990. In 1994, Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa. Rating PG-13 Disturbing Images, Brief Strong Language, Intense Sequences of Violence, Sexual Content Official Movie Site Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Jamie Bartlett
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