Oil-price volatility highlights the fragility of a development model based on a single resource. For oil-producing countries the imperative of adopting a more diverse investment strategy can no longer be ignored.
Nelson Mandela: A man for all ages
Nelson Mandela has joined the pantheon of the few whose nobility rests in an unfettered sense of altruism, the kind that replaces hate with love and redefines the principles of a society founded on division and segregation.
He lived neither for himself nor the race that he belonged to but rather for mankind and that is the inspiration inherent to the Madiba saga.
his life will become even more meaningful when his glorious ways become part of our own
His struggle transcended the noble scope of civil liberty, to incorporate social equity and the restoration of human dignity through peaceful co-existence.
These fundamental ideals essential for the international harmony we seek unfortunately continue to elude us.
Let us hope that the death of a political icon will move the world’s leaders to strive for a world founded on the principles buried in Mandela’s life of sacrifice and dedication.
Today we mourn his passing, tomorrow we must live out his virtues for his life will become even more meaningful when his glorious ways become part of our own, when his mantra of good neighborliness becomes part of the global zeitgeist making evil the subordinate of good.