March 22, 2023

Winnie Mandela: Statement by Sir Shridath Ramphal

 From Caribbean News Now As South Africa marks the passing of Winnie Mandela with a state funeral, the Commonwealth and the Caribbean must let South Africans know that we are there in spirit. In the days before Nelson Mandela was released, Winnie was his symbol to whom we all related, and she was the embodiment […]

Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and Mandela ally, dies

By David McKenzie, From CNN Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN) Internationally, Ahmed Kathrada didn’t have the name recognition of his close friend and cellmate Nelson Mandela, but he was one of South Africa’s best-loved and revered anti-apartheid activists — and a moral compass for the nation. So much so, many South Africans simply called him “Uncle […]

Maya Angelou – an American messenger, a universal message

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday May 29, 2014 – A remarkable American voice has been stilled, but the entire world is poorer for it. Many of us – including me – never met Maya Angelou, yet her writing and especially her poetry had a profound effect upon us. Maya Angelou put […]

Young South Africans no longer believe in Nelson Mandela

By Mohamed Zayed, iNews Cayman special correspondent Nelson Mandela is known to the world as one of the strongest advocates for democracy and equality in the developed and developing worlds. If someone mentions the black continent, Nelson Mandela would come to his mind first. But over the past 18 years, Nelson Mandela’s ruling African National […]