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Nelson Mandela

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December 5, 2013 – Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid campaigner and the first democratically-elected President of South Africa, dies.


Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on 18 July 1918. Rolihlahla Mandela was seven years old when he became the first member of his family to attend school: it was there that he was given the English name “Nelson” by a Methodist teacher. In his university days, Mandela became a political activist against the white minority … Continue reading

Playboy asks Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt to appear in a nude layout


Playboy Corporation mogul Hugh Hefner has offered the stunning blonde prime minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt $1.8 million to appear in a nude layout in his magazine. Hefner spoke with reporters and stated that he knows that the issue would be one of the biggest sellers in the publication’s history. The Playboy head stated that … Continue reading

November 6 1962 UN condemns apartheid


On November 6th 1962, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning South Africa’s racist apartheid policies and calling on all its members to end economic and military relations with the country. In effect from 1948 to 1993, apartheid, which comes from the Afrikaans word for “apartness,” was government-sanctioned racial segregation and political and … Continue reading

September 7 1986 Desmond Tutu becomes archbishop


On September 7th 1986, Bishop Desmond Tutu became the archbishop of Cape Town, two years after winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent opposition to apartheid in South Africa. As archbishop, he was the first black to head South Africa’s Anglican church. In 1948, South Africa’s white minority government institutionalised its policy of racial … Continue reading

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