Posts Tagged ‘Nelson Mandela’

Why Michelle Obama changed places with her husband?

December 12, 2013

Why Michelle Obama changed places with her husband?

In photos published from the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela, it appears that US President Obama had an amusing conversation, perhaps too much considering the event, with the head of the Danish government. The one who didn’t approve was First Lady Michelle Obama, who took care to switch places with her husband and separate the two.

Dec 11, 2013, 03:16PM | Dana Nasi
 Michelle following closely

Michelle following closely Photo Credit: AP

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Mandela’s Journey With Islam, Muslims

December 8, 2013

M and MMandela’s Journey With Islam, Muslims

OnIslam & News Agencies Saturday, 07 December 2013

JOHANNESBURG – As millions worldwide bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, many Muslim eyes were turned back to history, reviving memories of a long history of interaction between Muslims and the iconic leader across the past decades.

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Restoring Our Faith in Leadership

October 6, 2013

Restoring Our Faith in Leadership

Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost‘s signature lineup of contributors

JOHANNESBURG — To paraphrase Einstein, you can’t solve a problem using the same type of thinking that created it. When you consider this bit of wisdom alongside the scale of the problems we’re facing around the world, it’s clear that our current model of leadership sorely needs a refresh. Everywhere we look, we see leaders with high IQs making terrible decisions — government shutdown, anyone? — burned out and unable to tap into their own wisdom.

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‘The Elders’ urge Myanmar to address religious strife

September 27, 2013

EldersThe Elders’ urge Myanmar to address religious strife by AP

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter addresses a press conference at Strand Hotel in Yangon on Thursday. Carter and other former world leaders, known as

Jimmy Carter and two other former world leaders who are part of a group known as “The Elders” wrapped up a visit to Myanmar on Thursday with calls to address spiralling Buddhist-led violence against minority Muslims.

“No one can afford to ignore these senseless, destructive, repeated acts of brutality,” the group said in a press release.

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Arrested opposition would become instant heroes, if died would become martyrs

May 10, 2013

IN MYANMAR,
Daw Suu, U Win Tin, Min Ko Naing were at first opposition leaders only.
When the Military government arrested them, they not only became HEROES of the people but the icons of democracy and Human Right activists of the world. This is true for people like Mr Nelson Mandela and other dissidents around the world
If the gov kill any opposition member, like in South Africa or South America…they automatically became heroes.

Arrested opposition would become instant heroes, if accidentally died would become martyrs e.g. Bo Aung Kyaw of Myanmar, Che Guevara and Steve Biko of South Africa

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Myanmar want to be Yugoslavia in 1991 or South Africa’s way

April 19, 2013

FB of Dr. Maung Zarni

Here where the author gets it completely wrong is the choice isn’t Aung San Suu Kyi‘s, but rather it is the Burmese generals, the real mover and shaker of Burmese politics.They have decided which route they would take. What do you think?

“The transition from a long-lasting tyranny to a democracy is particularly tricky in ethnically complicated countries, and there are two recent examples that might offer her some guidance.

Tutu Says Burma Must Avoid ‘New Apartheid’

February 28, 2013

IRRAWADDY> Tutu Says Burma Must Avoid ‘New Apartheid’

South African peace activist Desmond Tutu speaks at the Baldwin Library in Rangoon on Feb. 27, 2013. (Photo: Kyaw Phyo Tha / The Irrawaddy)

RANGOON — South African peace activist Desmond Tutu called on Burma’s leaders to embrace the idea that “freedom is cheaper than oppression” during his first visit to the country, and pressed them to end violence against Rohingyas and other minorities. (more…)

If …..(Eng and Burmese)

November 20, 2010

Source_Wikipedia: If— http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If%E2%80%94

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with wornout tools;

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