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Robben Island, for the memory of Ahmed Kathrada

Robben Island in front of Cape Town seen from the Signal Hill. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada spent 18 years on this island prison of his totally 26 years of imprisonment 1963-1989. Later he served e.g. as the member of the … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years on Robben Island

South-African anti-apartheid fighter and Nobel prized politician Nelson Mandela celebrates his 95th birthday today, July 18th. He is currently hospitalized due to recurring lung infection, in critical but stable condition. Mandela was held as a political prisoner on Robben Island … Continue reading

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