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Mandela amchomolea Sassou Nguesso

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Ab-Titchaz, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Mandela denies writing book intro


    South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has denied writing a foreword to a book by the Republic of Congo's President Denis Sassou-Nguesso.

    "We condemn this brazen abuse of Mr Mandela's name. We will be taking appropriate action," his Nelson Mandela Foundation said in a statement.

    The Congolese president took power in a coup and, after losing an election, regained it by winning a civil war.

    The foreword praises Mr Sassou-Nguesso as "one of our great African leaders".

    "One of those who gave their unconditional support to our fighters' demand for freedom, and who worked tirelessly to free oppressed peoples from their chains and help restore their dignity and hope," it says.

    The bookselling website Amazon says the semi-autobiographical Straight Speaking for Africa was published in English last month by Red Sea Inc of Africa World Press.

    Michel Lafon first published the book in French earlier in the year.
    The Paris-based publisher said Mr Sassou-Nguesso had provided the preface and offered no further comment.

    Mr Sassou-Nguesso's office has not commented.

    The foundation said the name of former South Africa president has been frequently abused for commercial gain.

    "This is one of the grosser examples with a direct impact for Madiba's legacy," the foundation's Verne Harris is quoted by the UK's Daily Telegraph newspaper as saying.
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    Ndahani JF-Expert Member

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    Francophone countries!What is wrong with their leaders? Cameroon,gambia, Gabon, Congo, Zaire, Niger etc...all the leaders in these countries have made France their second home. But they ill treat their own people with very poor governance. Does France not see that? Or it is because of their "connections" in the powerful societies in France?
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    Mambo ya aibu sana haya!