I thought I knew all the atrocities perpetrated by people against others!
I was wrong!
I’ve learned of cruelties against a minority by the government of the African state of Uganda. A new law is about to be passed, that sentences these individuals to legal persecution including murder, not only by functionaries of the state, but also by its neighbours and other citizens!

My sincere thanks to the South African government of President Cyril Ramaphosa for the unexpected great honour bestowed on me of the “Companions of OR Tambo” award!

This week I will be travelling to South Africa, to receive the Order of the Companions of O.R. Tambo. Aware that I was only one of many, it is an incredible honour for me to be recognised for the work I put towards the abolishment of the Apartheid regime in this most prestigious way. I made the decision to be bestowed the order in person in Pretoria, by the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa, on April 28. Watch this space for further updates and footage of the event.

On February 21, 2021, the year 2021 as the year 1700 of Jewish life in Germany was opened thanks to an official ceremony.

Sylvia Löhrmann, then State Secretary and General Secretary of Verein 321, is quoted in the fascinating book “Review,” as saying that she was guided in how Jewish diversity was presented.

The economies of the industrialised countries can hardly be imagined without Africa’s natural resources. Network Africa Germany (NAD) recently drew attention to the global competition for two of its metals and minerals, namely lithium and cobalt. Both are needed to achieve clean energy. So far, lithium is irreplaceable. The negative environmental consequences of its production, such as high water consumption and CO₂ emissions, cannot be compared with those of fossil fuels and could be improved.

Usually I try not to indulge in nostalgic memories. But a dissertation on the South African musical “King Kong” by Prof. Tyler David Fleming I came across dated 2009 sure took me back in time.

Politics-fueled disputes are nothing new in Trump and post-Trump America. However, the current issue concerning the US debt limit has caused significant—and unnecessary—headaches.

Money, especially oodles of it, opens closed doors.
The infamous three Gupta brothers, who had perpetrated a scandalous “State Capture” in South Africa under Jacob Zuma had fled the country to find refuge in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Guptas had robbed the country of billions with a systematic network of companies.

In view of the execution of young people in Iran, the question arises: is enough being done to halt the country’s rulers in their tracks? Yes, there was public outrage at the brutal repression of street protests, but as these continued and the authorities’ hands became increasingly heavy, has enough been done?

Ramaphosa emerged as the victor!

This month, the African National Congress’s national election congress in Johannesburg had a chaotic start. Thus, the ANC contingent from KwaZulu-Natal, which has the largest number of ANC members, arrived with one delegate, whom they lauded with praise songs: the disgraced ex-President Jacob Zuma. However, during his address, President Cyril Ramaphosa was constantly mocked, with his words on occasion drowned out by songs and chants of “change.”