Tag: politics

Israel’s Arab Christian ambassador to Muslim nation praises Holocaust-survivor musician — Charles Gardner
Opinion

Israel’s Arab Christian ambassador to Muslim nation praises Holocaust-survivor musician — Charles Gardner

The appointment of Israel’s first ever Christian Arab ambassador is partly thanks to a Jewish musician who, alone among his family, survived the Holocaust. In a recorded speech following his installation as the Jewish state’s top envoy to Muslim-majority Azerbaijan, George Deek paid tribute to the man he named only […]

Cyril Ramaphosa: Seven facts South Africans need to know — INcontext International
Opinion South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa: Seven facts South Africans need to know — INcontext International

By Mike Burnard, INcontext International Amid chaotic scenes in Johannesburg on Monday evening, December 18 2018, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of the African National Congress (ANC) by a margin of 179 votes over Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former wife of the South African president, Jacob Zuma. The decision by […]

Who really won? — Mike Pothier
Opinion South Africa

Who really won? — Mike Pothier

By Mike Pothier, SA Catholic Bishops Conference Parliamentary Liaison Office The most obvious winner at the ANC’s elective conference last night was Cyril Ramaphosa. Recent opinion polls suggest that his win would have been extremely popular among rank and file ANC supporters too, and most certainly among South Africans as […]