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South Africa: Cyril Ramaphosa invokes Nelson Mandela in his first major Speech - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Cyril Ramaphosa invoked the memory and message of Nelson Mandela !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as he pledged to restore the economy, fight corruption, and tackle inequality in South Africa !!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in the first major speech of his presidency on Friday"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "guided by Nelson Mandela’s example, we will use this year to reinforce our commitment"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to ethical behaviour !!! - as well as ethical leadership !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we are not merely honouring the past - but building the future !!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "South Africa belongs to all who live in it !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is a new dawn - that is inspired by our collective memory of Nelson Mandela  ! - and the changes that are unfolding"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we will build a new nation !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and confront the injustices of the past ! - and the inequalities of the present !!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the former deputy president was sworn in as head of state - hours after being elected unanimously by Parliament to replace Jacob Zuma  !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "who resigned late on Wednesday ! - following accusations of corruption and economic mismanagement !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the new head of state thanked the people of South Africa for their patience during the period of political transition"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ""we will turn the tide against corruption !" - Ramaphosa added, to huge cheers  !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "there are high expectations of the President  ! - the ANC, African National Congress, led the struggle against apartheid !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and has been in power since Nelson Mandela became President after South Africa’s first free elections in 1994 !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "our task is to seize this moment of hope  ! - this year we will be initiating new measures to set this country on a new path  !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ""to build economic regeneration ! - tough decisions will have to be made" - Ramaphosa said"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "promising a "job summit" to boost employment !!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "other promised measures bolster youth employment, startups, and tourism  !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a minimum wage will be introduced later this year !!! - effecting 6 million South Africans !!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and Ramaphosa promised a consultation on accelerated land redistribution "to redress a grave historical injustice"  !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cyril Ramaphosa is the new President of South Africa - after Jacob Zuma had to resign - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Cyril Ramaphosa has taken over as President of South Africa !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "immediately vowing to fight corruption  ! - in a direct reference to accusations levelled against his predecessor, Jacob Zuma  !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Ramaphosa’s appointment as head of state came less than 16 hours"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "after his rival Jacob Zuma resigned !! - having defiantly refused to leave office for days"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "within minutes of the result of a parliamentary vote being announced in Cape Town, Ramaphosa said he would move to tackle graft in South Africa"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "issues to do with corruption ! - issues of how we can straighten out our state-owned enterprises !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ""and how we deal with "state capture"  ! - are issues that are on our radar screen" - Ramaphosa said"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in a reference to improper influence over government institutions, ministers and state-owned businesses by Zuma’s associates  !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "wearing a dark suit and red tie, Ramaphosa, 65, sat quietly while lawmakers from the ruling African National Congress - ANC - stood"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "clapped and sang in celebration ! - he was elected unopposed"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in a short speech, the former deputy president reached out to opposition parties, telling parliamentarians that "South Africa must come first in everything we do""

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this is not yet "uhuru" - freedom  ! - we have never said it is "uhuru"  !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we are going to seek - to improve the lives of our people on an ongoing basis !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Economic Freedom Fighters - EFF - a leftwing opposition party - had strongly criticized the social policy of the former government"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Zuma's departure ends South Africa's most troubled period since apartheid:"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "I have come to the decision - to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the announcement ended an extraordinary day in South African politics, which begun with a dawn raid on the home of the Guptas, a business family at the centre of recent corruption allegations levelled at Zuma"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Ajay Gupta, one of the three Gupta brothers accused of having improper links to Zuma  ! - was declared a fugitive from justice on Thursday after failing to hand himself in to police"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in December, Cyril Ramaphosa won the ANC leadership election ! - the party wanted Zuma to be sidelined as quickly as possible"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to allow the ANC to regroup before campaigning starts for elections in 2019"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as President, Cyril Ramaphosa - the former trade union leader - has the chance to rebuild government and the party at the same time  !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SOUTH AFRICA - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ SOUTH AFRICA


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Capital: Pretoria | Population: 55.0 million



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Nelson Mandela's Wife draws Strength from Barack Obama
- the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "US President Barack Obama stays away from hospital out of deference to Nelson Mandela's "peace and comfort""

 

 

 

 

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  • "but meets family members"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it spoke volumes that when an audience awaiting the President of the United States burst into full-throated song"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it was with the words "Nelson Mandela, Nelson Mandela, ha hona ya tshwanang le wena", which translates as:"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "there's no one and never will be anyone compared to him !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "not even Barack Obama, at least not here"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the aching absence of the most important black politician of the 20th century !!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "was inescapable for an African audience gathered in Soweto to hear the most significant of the 21st"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Obama went on to the highly symbolic location of Soweto, South Africa's biggest township"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the heart of the urban black struggle against racial apartheid"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Mandela moved to a matchbox house there in 1946, an era when the township remained in poverty, illuminated at night only by candles and coal fires"

 

 

 

 

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  • "he was arrested in 1962 - allegedly with the help of America's CIA - and returned for 11 days after being released from prison in 1990"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US removed Mandela from its terrorist watch list"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "only in 2008"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "15 years after he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but it now has a President who described Mandela"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as one of the greatest people in history !!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Madiba's moral courage, this country's historic transition to a free and democratic nation !!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "has been a personal inspiration to me"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it has been an inspiration to the world !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the outpouring of love that we've seen in recent days shows that the triumph of Nelson Mandela and this nation"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "speaks to something very deep in the human spirit"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the yearning for justice and dignity !!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that transcends boundaries of race and class and faith and country !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nelson Mandela in serious Condition in Hospital
- the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "South Africa's first black President, who turns 95 next month"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "is said to be in a serious condition"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this is Mandela's third hospitalisation of the year"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it has become a solemnly familiar ritual with media gathering outside hospital and home"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "forensic scrutiny of government communications, a smattering of reckless tweets and a collective shudder among millions of South Africans"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mandelas schlechte Gesundheit verhinderte Obama-Besuch
- der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "der schlechte Gesundheitszustand des südafrikanischen Nationalhelden Nelson Mandela"

 

 

 

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  • "hat einen Besuch von US-Präsident Barack Obama am Krankenbett verhindert"

 

 

 

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  • "Mandelas Zustand ist "kritisch, aber stabil""

 

 

 

 

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  • "erneut pries Obama die historischen Verdienste Mandelas"

 

 

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  • "sein Kampf gegen die Apartheid (Rassentrennung) in Südafrika"

 

 

 

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  • "ist ein Vorbild und ein "Leuchtfeuer" für die ganze Welt"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mandela erneut im Krankenhaus - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "der frühere südafrikanische Präsident Nelson Mandela befindet sich erneut wegen einer Lungenentzündung im Krankenhaus"

 

 

 

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  • "Mandela war in den Jahren 1994 bis 1999 der erste schwarze Präsident seines Heimatlandes"

 

 

 

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  • "wegen seines Kampfes gegen das rassistische Apartheid-System saß er 27 Jahre lang in Haft"

 

 

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  • "dabei zog er sich Schäden an den Lungen zu"

 

 

 

 

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  • "als Staatschef ebnete er den Weg zu Frieden und Aussöhnung zwischen den Volksgruppen in Südafrika"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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die menschliche Würde ist der Kern des Ganzen - Albie Sachs: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "die Wahrheitskommission hat nicht einfach die Verbrechen der Vergangenheit für vergessen erklärt"

 

 

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  • "jeder Einzelne musste vor die Wahrheitskommission treten"

 

 

 

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  • "und ein Geständnis ablegen"

 

 

 

 

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  • "nur dem, der die Wahrheit sagte, wurde Amnestie gewährt"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "sanfte Vergeltung heißt, ihnen nicht das anzutun, was sie dir angetan haben"

 

 

 

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  • "sondern das Land so zu verändern, dass die Dinge nie wieder passieren"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "die Debatte über den Klimawandel ist nicht nur wichtig für das Überleben der Erde"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "sie schafft eine neue Vision von einer Welt"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in der Menschen voneinander abhängen und einander respektieren"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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GREENLAND
- Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ GREENLAND


- Capital: Nuuk | Population: 56.000


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Greenland's Future
- US cable - 2007: LINK ¤ 07COPENHAGEN1010

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  • "with the planet's fastest moving glaciers, Greenland is an iconic adventure destination"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for hardy US Congressional delegations and down-encased journalists looking"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for visual proof of climate change"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we (the US) have real security and growing economic interests in Greenland"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "exploration and development of Greenland's energy resources are just now beginning in earnest"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "with enormous potential for American industry"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "our intensified outreach to the Greenlanders will encourage them"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to resist any false choice between the United States and Europe"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Greenland's carbon riches are more easily accessible now than ever"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "US trade and investment in Greenland is growing"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "with a multi-billion-dollar aluminum smelter and hydroelectric project planned by Alcoa"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and new oil and gas exploration underway by major US firms"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grönland erstmals mit Frau an Regierungsspitze - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "die Sozialdemokratin Aleqa Hammond wird die erste Frau an der Spitze der grönländischen Regierung"

 

 

 

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  • "die 47-jährige Vorsitzende der Siumut Partei übernahm die Führung der neuen Koalitionsregierung"

 

 

 

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  • "die Polarinsel Grönland hat 57.000 Einwohner und gehört teilautonom zu Dänemark"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MAURITIUS
- Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ MAURITIUS



- Capital: Port Louis | Population: 1.2 million


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Resettlement of the Chagos Islands - US cable - 2006: LINK ¤ 06LONDON3980

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  • "the UK High Court overturned the 2004 Orders in Council which"

 

 

 

 

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  • "barred the Chagossian Islanders from resettling the islands around Diego Garcia"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "from which they were forcibly removed in the 1960s"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "when the US sought to establish a naval support facility there"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Mauritian High Commissioner in London submitted a request that the US enter into trilateral discussions with the UK and Mauritius"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to return sovereignty of the islands to Mauritius at some point in the future"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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DJIBOUTI - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ DJIBOUTI


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Capital: Djibouti City | Population: 810.000



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US Interests - US cable - 2004: LINK ¤ 04DJIBOUTI282

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  • "Djibouti welcomed the US presence"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and would continue to do all it could to provide facilities"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it desired a long term commitment"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Djibouti was not in a position to put any timelines or constraints on the US"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US was welcome to stay permanently if it wished"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and to expand, to be more comfortable"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COUNTRY
- Wikipedia EN:
LINK ¤ COUNTRY

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  • "a country is a region that is identified as a distinct entity in political geography"
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