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Photo: The late former South African President Nelson Mandela and President Robert Mugabe. Credit: The Herald

By Global Information Network

NEW YORK | HARARE (IDN) - Thanks to the former South African leader, “Everything (today) is in the whites’ hands.” That was the harsh judgment of the legacy of President Nelson Mandela heard early September 2017 at a rally in Zimbabwe. It provoked a media whirlwind that rocked southern Africa.

"The most important thing for (Mandela) was his release from prison and nothing else," Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe was widely reported to say. "He cherished that freedom more than anything else and forgot why he was put in jail." Mugabe made his remarks in Shona at a ruling party rally in the central town of Gweru. translated these remarks.

Photo: Eugen Fischer, an infamous German eugenicist who studied “racial mixing” in colonial Namibia, and whose theories inspired Adolf Hitler, and later eugenics researchers at South Africa’s Stellenbosch University. Credit:

By Global Information Network

NEW YORK (IDN) – The New York-based American Museum of Natural History is believed to be holding skeletal remains collected by a German racialist scientist who studied the Herero and Namaqua peoples of Namibia.

The find was announced earlier in September 2017 and will be included in a federal class action suit filed on behalf of the Hereros and Nama people by the New York attorney Kenneth McCallion.

The remains were originally gathered for use in experiments. According to representatives of the Namibian groups, skulls and skeletons dating to the German occupation of southwest Africa in the decades before World War 1 still remain in a museum archive. The museum has declined to comment.

Photo: The skyline of Johannesburg's Central Business District as seen from the observatory of the Carlton Centre. CC BY-SA 3.0

By J W Jackie

RENO, Nevada, United States (IDN) – Business is booming across Africa and a number of companies have risen above the fray with 24 of them being worth over $1 billion. However, many of these companies are not famous outside of the continent, so what are the 25 biggest companies in Africa? They are:

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