Snapshots of Nelson Mandela continue to swell the collective, global memory as deeply personal tributes pour onto the web. In the Canadian psyche too, is the imprint of a giant. It happens to be another man who made news this month: Roméo Dallaire, the retired Lieutenant-General who witnessed genocide in Rwanda.
It's at times like these we really wish Kim Campbell had been prime minister for longer than three months. Surrounded by a subdued Canadian delegation to the Nelson Mandela memorial Tuesday, Campbell...
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As the world mourned Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, another celebrity took their time to pay tribute to the late South African icon. Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai posted a touching Facebook photo on Tue...
President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela, a simple gesture that stoked talk of a possible rapprocheme...
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U.S. President Barack Obama received a warm welcome at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela Tuesday, with thousands of South Africans and dignitaries from around the world in attendance. Besides Ob...
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The Canadian media has missed, or, rather, sidestepped the opportunity to truly learn the lessons Madiba taught the world. Politicians and establishment hacks invariably give empty words. The juxtaposition of Canada's multicultural crown and the apartheid-like pyramid of pundits is a cross Canadians will have to bear. But, there are a few notable (positive) exceptions in the coverage of Mandela's death.
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Mandela was a towering figure of our time, a key person in the struggles for human rights and social justice. The 20th century was a century that saw some of the worse violence in human history, two world wars, brutal dictatorships, colonization of developing countries by imperial powers, and threat of nuclear war.
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The other night I was in Regent Park, near downtown Toronto, at the Nelson Mandela Park Public School observing a small candlelight vigil. I was also was there with my family and my incredible wife, who was born and grew up in Apartheid South Africa before moving to this beautiful country of Canada when she was 12.
I will never forget what he said as he greeted us, "Hello" he said in a quite but firm voice, "I'm Nelson Mandela and it is truly an honour to meet you." The humility of his greeting shook me to my core. In those few words I understood the essence of Nelson Mandela.
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Aboriginal Canadians have shared in the struggles Nelson Mandela faced in his fight for racial equality, says the head of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Manitoba Justice Murray Sinclai...
News of Nelson Mandela's death resulted in a deluge of reactions and condolences from the world over, including musicians from every genre. "It was as if he was born to teach the age a lesson in humil...
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OTTAWA - They were a government in waiting — ready to follow their fearless, newly freed leader, Nelson Mandela — except for one major problem.None of the heady, young members of the African National...
As the tributes continue to pour in, I wonder whether Mandela would want us to spend our time mourning him rather than working our differences towards a common goal. Mandela, known for his ability to unite quite diametrically opposed parties, leaves the planet at time where partisan behaviour seems to be only getting worse.