Places  /  Published 27.08.22

Remembering Mandela’s long walk to freedom at South Africa’s Robben Island

As anti-apartheid hero Ahmed Kathrada, who was also once a prisoner at Robben Island, said: “While we will not forget the brutality of apartheid, we will not want Robben Island to be a monument ...
By Ashwin Rajagopalan

World  /  Published 02.01.22

South Africa bids farewell to Desmond Tutu

Cairo: The United Arab Emirates will ban non-vaccinated citizens from travelling abroad from January 10, the state news agency WAM reported on Saturday, citing the foreign ministry and the National Em...
By Reuters in Cape Town

World  /  Published 27.12.21

Anti-apartheid leader Desmond Tutu dead

Desmond M. Tutu, the cleric who used his pulpit and spirited oratory to help bring down apartheid in South Africa and then became the leading advocate of peaceful reconciliation under Black majority r...
By Marilyn Berger

Opinion  /  Published 13.11.21

Letters to the Editor: F.W. de Klerk's posthumous apology a reminder for former oppressors

Odd legacy Sir — The last white president of South Africa, F.W. de Klerk, has left behind a posthumous message of apology for the “pain and indignity” suffered by the people of colo...
By The Telegraph

World  /  Published 12.11.21

SA ex-President De Klerk dead

F.W. de Klerk, who as President of South Africa dismantled the apartheid system that he and his ancestors had helped put in place, died at his home near Cape Town on Thursday. He was 85. The former P...
By Marc Lacey in New York

Opinion  /  Published 12.01.21

Troubled legacies: storming of Capitol Hill

In early 1979, the US-backed Pahlavi regime was overthrown in Iran, bringing Ayatollah Khomeini to power. In November '79, Americans in the US embassy in Tehran were taken hostage; a month later, ...
By Ruchir Joshi

Opinion  /  Published 08.05.20

Brothers with bats

This year, there will be no Indian Premier League for the first time since the tournament started in 2008. IPL fans who feel deprived should spare a thought for their English counterparts who will hav...
By Ramachandra Guha


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