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Egyptian President inaugural speech in full

Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi’s inaugural address at Cairo University, June 30, 2012.

In the name of God, Most Merciful, Most Gracious

O great Egyptian people... distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen… with my deep appreciation and timeless greetings I salute you all...

 God’s peace, mercy and blessings be on you

First, let me apologize to my children, Cairo University students who have had their exams postponed today. I realize they are only students of the Faculties of Law and the Arts, and will take the exam in the evening. Please accept my apologies for that.

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Remembering the heroes of the anti-racist Soweto Uprising



By MOTSOKO PHEKO

“You Mothopeng, acted to sow seeds of anarchy and revolution. The riots you engineered and predicted eventually took place in Soweto on June 16 and at Kagiso the next day.”

These are the words of Judge Curlewis in the Supreme Court of South Africa in a secret court hearing on 1st July 1979. He was sentencing to imprisonment for the Soweto Uprising (June 16) the following accused Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) leaders and members.

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How stupidity keeps Africans poor


By YAHYA SSEREMBA

If you are born in Africa, live in Africa and die in Africa, regardless of your stubborn rebellion against God, you do not need to burn in hell – you have gone through enough hell on earth. In this remark a remarkably knowledgeable Ugandan Islamic scholar was not issuing a fatwa, or verdict; he was metaphorically illustrating with deserving emphasis the suffering that is the constant condition of the vast majority of the continent’s inhabitants.

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Without their land, South Africans have never been liberated

 
By MOTSOKO PHEKO

Are there many ways of being a British in Britain? Are there many ways of being a Chinese in China, many ways of being a German in Germany or many ways of being a Russian whose minority dictate to the majority population?

The misconception about national identity in South Africa stems from a falsified colonial history. It is exacerbated by the 1955 political manipulation by which a certain section of the leadership of   colonised African people abandoned the anti-colonial struggle for a civil rights movement.

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Why he’s not about to go


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is weakened as never before, but power is still far from sliding from his grip. YAHYA SSEREMBA examines how weak opponents, docile citizens and western backing keep the tyrant going.

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