All posts tagged with: Nelson Mandela

Languages. The key that opens all the doors.

Posted August 12, 2014 no picture Daanial Chaudhry

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It has been only a week since I started a new Arabic course, and already I've learnt so much. It seems almost surreal, when just a few days ago I had no real grasp of the language, but now I can conjugate a sentence correctly and have a basic conversation with someone. So when I visit Dubai, or Morocco, or indeed Jordan, I will be able to communicate with people, in their language. Tell the taxi driver where I want to go, and order my dinner, without having to revert back to En...


Humanity misses you Madiba!

Posted July 18, 2014 no picture GHEBOULI Zinelabidine

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Today is the Madiba day; we're celebrating this important day without the person who has inspired us! Today, we remember a great man who fought for all of us, who suffered in prison, who was bitten so that we can live here in this big world without racism. Mandela was an activist who believed that it's our responsibility to fight and to defend our rights, and that it's up to us to make the world a better place for those who were oppressed and victims of the awful racism. Madiba...


2013 in Retrospect - Lessons Learnt.

Posted December 30, 2013 no picture enenim

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2013 for me has been a very trying year. A lot of ups and downs. Incidences that have tested my resolve and courage. Situations that broke me down totally. Yet I have come out of it all with a stronger determination to take my life to the next level (in the coming year) with God by my side. Well, this piece is not meant to highlight my personal experiences, but my understanding of certain occurrences and happenings within Nigeria and outside the year 2013 (some of which I have already written ab...


Nelson Mandela: our role model, the symbol of triumph of peace and justice.

Posted December 25, 2013 no picture Raquel Jorge

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Awareness of inequalities, intolerance and racism was the whole from which Nelson Mandela began his struggle in South Africa due to apartheid, a system of racial segregation enforced by National Party from 1948 to 1994 (despite its abolishing in 1990 through new legislation, it didn’t disappear until democratic general elections in 1994). Mandela was the highest example of democratic leadership in social movements in this country. His values were solidarity, equality, respect...


In the words of a youth who has never seen Nelson Mandela but lives of his sweat, and cherishes the ability to speak to a foreign ethnic group without being in handcuffs. I cherish the ability to walk weightless in industrial areas without documentation to identify my identity. Acknowledging my voice and the darkness of my skin, I live in a happy and relaxed society without tension. He wished for this life. Chanting his name and wearing his smile, I walk freely into all doors I wou...


Lessons Learned from Nelson Mandela

Posted December 21, 2013 Avatar Kristi Ardiana

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I want to dedicate this article for Nelson Mandela, a true leader that has inspired me in so many ways. On July, 18, 1918. A baby boy named Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Mvezo, a tiny village in the Transkei, a former British protectorate in South Africa. He then recalls growing up in the small village of Qunu. You may find “Rohilahla Mandela” unfamiliar, but yeah, I’m talking about Nelson Mandela, a statesman whose life and death inspire millions of people around the wo...


Selfless Service- You can do that too!

Posted December 13, 2013 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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Each and every day we seek to have a better world, a better society, a better generation, or a better family. Yet we fail to change our mindset about how we treat people around us, our environment and the ecosystem, and the organisms that exists around us. For us to get the best out of life and the environment, we have to make up our minds to change the way we react to basic issues in our life which have negative impact on others. A great American leader in the past once said "Ask not what your...


Remembering Nelson Mandela and His Fight for Climate Justice

Posted December 13, 2013 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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Remembering Nelson Mandela and His Fight for Climate Justice By Brentin Mock Tue. December 10, 2013. Nelson Mandela, who died last week, is best known for his fight against South African apartheid. But his long walk to freedom also included steps toward solving this mammoth problem called climate change. He envisioned a world where all people are able to live a fully dignified life, with clean air to breathe and clean water to drink—and where poor countries are not left with the repercussions...


Of Mandela, Conviction and the new crop of African Youth

Posted December 12, 2013 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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“…It is an ideal for which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” Mandela, 1964 Nelson Rolihlalhla Mandela is an icon celebrated globally more for his conviction than his achievements. Someone tweeted; “Mandela set out on the long walk to freedom but ended up at humble.” This is a man who stood for something and was ready to lose so much more for it; sadly, this is nothing we can say of today’s breed of yo...


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