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South Africa clearly accepts the position put forth most forcefully by Russia and also supported by China that Maduro is quite simply the legitimate elected leader of Venezuela. In addition to the statement quoted in full by @RickSmith, a more detailed one is reported in an article in the Daily Maverick from March 2019. Guaido has not been elected president ...


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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations during the UN Security Council Meeting on Venezuela 26 January 2019 Mr President, In any country, political parties choose the provisions on which to conduct elections. Venezuela is no different and it held its Presidential elections on 20 May 2018, on the ...


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Buchanan was a supporter of Apartheid, which is no surprise given his white supremacist political views. The ADL for example describes him as "increasingly advanc[ing] an anti-Semitic, racist, and anti-immigrant ideology" with views "identical to those of self-declared "white nationalists." According to Buchanan, the ambassador position was offered to him ...


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Three points before we get into this: Firstly, the independent article isn't representing the whole story. The bill that was passed creates a committee to look into potential constitutional changes to allow for expropriation without compensation. Second, while the EFF may mention taking land from white people in their speeches, the bill does not target ...


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Under apartheid rule, South Africa was under sanctions from the UN, and could not purchase military equipment from other nations. So they developed their own internal arms industry, to supply their army. Since that industry was already set up and turning out some first rate weapons, it continued to function under black majority rule as another source of ...


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The Europe Union, which is another example of the same, illustrates quite well why it's more convenient to have the executive and legislative branches of government in one place. The European Commission and the European Council, which are the executive branches, have their seats in Brussels. The European Parliament has its formal seat in Strasbourg. The ...


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What was the legal basis for the arrest of Gerald Bull by the UN in South Africa? The basis was UN Security Council Resolution 418: United Nations Security Council Resolution 418, adopted unanimously on 4 November 1977, imposed a mandatory arms embargo against South Africa. This resolution differed from the earlier Resolution 282, which was only voluntary. ...


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In a time when one of the fastest forms of communication was by horse, it would take a week to send a letter from Washington to New York. It could take three weeks to send a letter from Savannah to New York. So if the Supreme court was in Savannah, Congress was in the new Capitol of Washington, and the President was based in New York, then when the ...


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There is not a lot of disagreement on the actual numbers (with the exception of a wrong number of 400 murders, introduced by Tony Abbott, who likely confused the number of farm attacks with the number of murders). According to the white nationalist Afriforum itself, the number of murders in 2015/2016 was 49 (based on numbers from the South African Police ...


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It is not going to be possible to get an honest answer to this question. I don't know much about AfriForum, but a glance at their webpage is enough to see that they have an agenda which gives them an incentive to claim as high a body count as possible. On the other side, the current Government of South Africa has a problem with anti-white racism sufficiently ...


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It seems most likely that Bull was living in the US/Canada, from where he ran CARDE and later the SRC, infamous for the development of the HARP. https://web.archive.org/web/20130817180212/http://astronautix.com/articles/abroject.htm When he was arrested (in Vermont), the South African government offered him asylum of sorts, which he declined. https://pdfs....


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I think it is economic strategy, although I am not a supporter of the Venezuelan government, or the ANC (I am South African). I can see the possible economic benefits South Africa could get from Venezuela. Our president is a strategic businessman, and I don't doubt his experience in that regard. He was very influential in forming workers Unions in the ...


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For defence from enemies of the state both foreign and domestic. Africa as a whole is full of unstable countries and civil war is a real threat so it makes sense to have a strong military that can deal with civil unrest and protect their borders from trouble from nearby states Also, exporting products means money coming into the country that improves the ...


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AfriForum is frankly an unreliable source and pushes a white nationalist agenda. You shouldn't even be regarding claims they make as worthy of hearing out. AfriForum's claim to be a civil rights organisation has been questioned in the South African media, and South African and international media often characterize Afriforum as a white nationalist or ...


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