Friday, March 27, 1998

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  • Mandela and Clinton Discuss Their History and Plan for the Future

    President Clinton toured the prison where Nelson Mandela spent nearly two decades. Mandela and Clinton discussed South Africa’s relationship with Cuba and Libya. Mandela defended that relationship saying they aided the anti-apartheid efforts in South Africa when the U.S. would not.

  • A Review of Colonialism in South Africa

    The African National Congress’s new leader, Thabo Mbeki, has spoken of what he calls an African Renaissance that is now sweeping the continent. Although that media-friendly moniker may obscure more than it reveals, it is true that many countries in sub-Saharan Africa are struggling to be re-born and rejuvenated after centuries of colonial conquest and rule.

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