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  • In South Africa, the deputy leader of the African National Congress has been chosen to serve as interim president following the resignation of Thabo Mbeki. Mbeki resigned on Sunday over allegations of interference in a corruption case against political rival and current ANC leader Jacob Zuma. We speak to South African poet and activist Dennis Brutus. [includes rush transcript]
    September 23, 2008 | Story
  • On Friday, former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela will celebrate his ninetieth birthday. Events marking the milestone have been held across the globe over the past month. We speak with Danny Schechter, who recently returned from South Africa, where he helped make the new documentary Viva Madiba: A Hero for All Seasons. [includes rush transcript]
    July 17, 2008 | Story
  • A veteran of several World Social Forums, the South African poet and anti-apartheid activist Dennis Brutus talks about why he’s come to Atlanta and addresses growing upheaval in South Africa where the ruling ANC government is being criticized for continuing apartheid’s economic legacy. [includes rush transcript]
    June 29, 2007 | Story
  • On the day of announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize, we play an interview with another Nobel Peace Prize winner — Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Earlier this week he turned 75 years old. [includes rush transcript]
    October 13, 2006 | Story
  • Diamond giant De Beers celebrated the opening of its first retail store in the United States amid protests decrying the company’s involvement in the eviction of the San Bushmen in Botswana. We speak to the Bushmen organization First People of the Kalahari, rights group Survival International, feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem, and a De Beers consultant. [includes rush transcript]
    June 23, 2005 | Story
  • We speak with South African poet and activist Dennis Brutus who recently initiated the launch of a campaign against Barclays Bank, demanding reparations for vast apartheid profits. [includes rush transcript]
    June 16, 2005 | Story
  • Nobel Peace prize-winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks after receiving an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Fordham University. He says, "South Africa, improbably, divinely amusingly, has become a beacon of hope. If peace could come to South Africa, then peace could come any- and everywhere." [includes rush transcript]
    February 24, 2005 | Story
  • Salih Booker, head of Africa Action comments on Jesse Helm’s retirement announcement and his record on Africa. Africa Action will request reparations for slavery, the ending of Global Apartheid, aid for the AIDS pandemic, and more in its fight for racial justice, and at the upcoming UN Conference Against Racism to be held in Durban, South Africa.
    August 23, 2001 | Story
  • In 1990, three months after the release of Nelson Mandela, the De Klerk Government sent Father Michael Lapsley aparcel containing two magazines. Inside one of them was a highly sophisticated bomb. When Lapsley opened themagazine, the explosion brought down ceilings in the house and blew a hole in the floors and shattered windows. Italso blew off both of the priest’s hands, ruined one eye and burned him severely.
    April 03, 2001 | Story
  • Yesterday we were joined by Justice Albie Sachs, South African activist and lawyer.
    October 25, 2000 | Story