ANC delegation jets off to Cuba
Havana - African National Congress leaders are in Cuba for an official visit with the Cuban Communist Party's Central Committee, Cuba's state media reported on Monday.
The party newspaper Granma said the South African group included ANC Secretary General Kgalema Motlanthe, representatives of the group's youth and women's organizations as well as provincial leaders. Granma said the ANC leaders arrived over the weekend but did not say how long the group would remain in Cuba.
The African National Congress was formed in 1912 and led the fight against the apartheid government in South Africa.
Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years behind bars for opposition to white rule, became South Africa's first black president in 1994 as the ANC candidate. - Sapa-AP
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Will they ask?
They will never ask about the systemic apartheid suffered by Cubans. They will stay in the nice tourist hotels, but will be blind to the fact that most hotel workers are, dare I say it, "whitish." Will they remember to ask about Dr. Elias Biscet, a black man that is rotting in castro's jail for opposing the goverment? Don't hold your breath!