Nelson Mandela And South Africa

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Through my stamp collection I known many countries in the world: Egypt, Iceland, Greece, Chad, Bhutan and South Africa, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela.I remember that I like a stamp about Nelson Mandela. I admire a lot of people like Frida Kahlo (Mexican painter), Jimmy Carter (ex President of the United States), but I have a very great admiration for Nelson Mandela, the "Father of the Democracy in South Africa", since I have seen "Mandela and De Klerk" a film about the Apartheid. Furthermore, I´ve read a lot about biographies, but his biography is more than interesting. Since then, he is an example for young people in Africa.

Certainly, Mandela has campaigned for ever 40 years to expose atrocities against blacks African throughout the world. I believe that Mandela is as famous as Mahatma Gandhi or Martin Luther King. From y point of view, I think that Mandela is the symbol of democracy, women`s rights and human rights in the Third World. During their years in the national power, he was a man who always worked with love for South Africa and other African countries...

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa, on July 18, 1918. From 1944 to 1989, Mandela was an anti-Apartheid activist.On Decembrer 9, 1993, Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his significant contributions to South African reconciliation. Apartheid system was a dictatorial political in South Africa, an ex-British colony and independent country since 1909. Under Apartheid system, South African blacks were considered "second-class citizens". More than 2 million blacks were killed by South African dictatorship...Apartheid dictatorship had good relations with Taiwan, Malawi, South Korea, Israel, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, El Salvador and Guatemala. Pretoria did not have relations with the USSR, India, Mexico, Guyana, Iraq, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Cuba and Africa. By the 1960s, Mandela protest against Apartheid, but he was prisoner for many decades.
In my opinion, I think that the apartheid was one of the most important problems of the modern history.

In 1990 began to dismantle the Apartheid system. Since then, Mandela was released.Next year, Mandela become the first black president of SA.He was elected president of the Republic by universal suffrage. In 1998 Thabo Mbeki succeeded Mandela as Head of State.Like South Korea,Uruguay, El Salvador, Botswana and Trinidad-Tobago, South Africa had one one of the best democracies in the Third World. SA is one of the most prosperous black African states thanks to natural resources...Today SA has one of the most stable political environmental on Earth. The country is the second State in the Third World to incorporate the protection of the environment into its national Constitution.However, the racism still divides South African society.Furthermore, SA has one of the highest crime rates in the Third World.

Since 1995, Mandela has become an anti-HIV/AIDS activist in the Third World.In 2005, his country had one of the highest HIV/AIDS in the world. An estimated 8.4 million South African were living with HIV/AIDS...Under the leadership of Mandela, SA will host 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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ALEJANDRO GUEVARA ONOFRE:I am a writer about Third World issues (human rights, biographies, culture, history, olympic sport, democracy, women´s rights). My hobbies and interests are writing essays, going to the gym, browsing the Internet, Foreign Politics, learning about cultures, reading (my favourite writer is Juan Gasparini from Argentina), cooking Peruvian food, listening to American and British Music (my favourite singer is Barry White). My personal motto is "the future is for those people who believe in the beauty of their dreams" by Eleanor Roosevelt...My heroes are Frida Kahlo (Mexican painter), Mpule Kwelagobe (ex Miss Universe and currently Anti-AIDS activist), Bono, Dian Fossey, Jimmy Carter, Oprah Winfrey,Hernando de Soto, Javier Perez de Cuellar and Mario Vargas Llosa...

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This article was published on 2010/04/04
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