Graça Machel
Mozambican politician
Graça Machel
Graça Machel DBE is a Mozambican politician and humanitarian. She is the third wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela and the widow of Mozambican president Samora Machel. She is an international advocate for women’s and children’s rights and in 1997 was made a British dame for her humanitarian work.
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Campaign to End Sexual Violence Targets Civilian Peacekeepers First
Inter Press Service News Agency - almost 2 years
Different jurisdictions and immunities apply to civilian and military personnel, made more obscure by a lack of transparency and detail in the U.N.’s reporting of abuse cases. Photo: UN Photo/Pasqual Gorriz By Lyndal Rowlands UNITED NATIONS, May 13 2015 (IPS) “We can really argue as much as we want but if we put ourselves in the skin of victims, we just have to do something to stop this.” This was Graça Machel’s appeal at the launch of Code Blue, the campaign to end impunity for sexual violence by United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping personnel Wednesday.“Each country will act according to what it thinks is appropriate and more often than not rather than a full-fledged investigation you simply see a plane arriving and a bunch of people being put on a plane and disappearing." -- Lt. General Roméo Dallaire Machel, a renowned human rights advocate, spoke of her own dismay when researching the landmark U.N. study ‘The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children’. “We came across, eye to eye, ...
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Genevieve Nnaji And Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Make Arise 100, Dynamic Women List
Information Nigeria - almost 2 years
Nollywood veteran actress, Genevieve Nnaji and award-winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie were among the list of Nigerian women of Arise Magazine’s 100: Dynamic Women. The list, which is broken down into 5 categories, celebrates the achievements of these women who are shaping modern Africa today and has a number of other Nigerian women in the list. See full list below: – Business & Law: Ayo Obe, Vice Chair, National Crisis Group, Nigeria Bridgette Radebe, President, South African Mining Development Association, SA Cherie Blair, lawyer, UK Dambisa Moyo, economist, Zambia/US Dr Eleni Gabre-Madhin, founder, Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, Ethiopia Eva Muraya, co-founder and CEO, Color Creations Group, Kenya Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, The Gambia Genevieve Sangudi, Managing Director, Carlyle Group Africa, Tanzania Hajia Bola Shagaya, founder and CEO, Bolmus Group International, Nigeria Irene Charnley, CEO, Smile Teleco ...
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Tutu foundation proposes Graça Machel statue at UCT - News24
Google News - almost 2 years
News24 Tutu foundation proposes Graça Machel statue at UCT News24 Students walk past a statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town near the city center of Cape Town, South Africa on 7 March 2015. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP). Multimedia · User Galleries · News in Pictures Send us your ... Student revolt against the statue of Cecil John RhodesUniversity World News Rhodes Scholar 'shows the middle finger' to his legacyEyewitness News UCT's liberal ethos is under fireIndependent Online Sowetan Live (press release) (registration) (blog) -Times LIVE all 43 news articles »
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Nelson Mandela leaves $4.1-million estate to family, staff, schools
LATimes - about 3 years
JUBA, South Sudan -- Nelson Mandela left an estate worth about $4.1 million -- a minuscule fortune compared to the wealth of many African leaders -- to his widow, Graca Machel; other family members; staff; and educational institutions, according to a reading of his will in South Africa on Monday.
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Mandela will: Graça Machel may waive rights to half of estate - News24
Google News - about 3 years
South African Broadcasting Corporation Mandela will: Graça Machel may waive rights to half of estate News24 Johannesburg - Lawyers say former president Nelson Mandela's wife, Graça Machel, is likely to waive her right to half of his estate, opting instead to receive four properties in Mozambique and other assets. Mandela's will was read in Johannesburg on ... Nelson Mandela's will revealediAfrica.com Schools, staff included in Mandela's willMail & Guardian Online Mandela will reading was 'emotional'Citizen South African Broadcasting Corporation -Bloomberg -Independent Online all 215 news articles »
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Nelson Mandela Dies; South African Leader, Global Icon Was 95
The Hollywood Gossip - about 3 years
Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, according to reports. Increased activity was noted around the Johannesburg home of South Africa's first black president, who has been very ill, in the past 24 hours. Mandela's death was confirmed just minutes ago. South African President Jacob Zuma announced Mandel's passing, which marks the final chapter in a revolutionary life that changed South Africa forever. Zuma spoke about his predecessor on national TV. "Our nation has lost its greatest son, yet what made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human," Zuma said. "We saw in him what we seek in ourselves." "In him, we saw so much of ourselves." Family members had gathered after Mandela's eldest daughter said the ailing icon was putting up a fight from what she nonetheless called his "deathbed." Nelson Mandela spent nearly three months in the hospital with a lung infection earlier this year, but kept pressing on, as has always been his way ...
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Mandela begins 7th week in hospital
Fox News - over 3 years
Nelson Mandela entered a seventh week in hospital on Friday, the day after his 95th birthday was marked by millions of people around the world, heartened by news that the anti-apartheid icon is showing signs of improvement. Ndileka Mandela told AFP on Thursday that her grandfather is "steadily improving" and "using his eyes, nodding." That message was echoed by President Jacob Zuma who said after visiting his predecessor's Pretoria bedside he "found him really stable and I was able to say 'happy birthday' and he was able to smile." That is a dramatic turnaround for the ailing peace icon, who just weeks ago was thought to be close to death. Mandela was rushed to hospital on June 8 with a recurring lung infection that had already put him in hospital three times in less than a year. Outside the Pretoria facility which has been the focal point of a national vigil for the last 41 days, there were joyous scenes. Revellers sang anti-apartheid struggle songs, as school children read poem ...
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Mandela and much-loved wife mark wedding anniversary
Fox News - over 3 years
As Nelson Mandela turns 95 on Thursday he also marks 15 years of marriage to Graca Machel, who throughout his hospitalisation has wooed a nation with her dignified poise. During the last six weeks Machel has kept a near round-the-clock vigil at her husband's hospital bedside, leaving to attend Mandela's charity events or visit their Johannesburg home. But then the Mozambican born Machel, 27 years younger, has already been by Mandela's side for 15 years of marriage. "We make sure we spend time with each other because we were so lonely before. You only live once," she remarked before the ravages of time tightened their grip on her husband. Machel married Mandela in 1998, 12 years after her first husband, Mozambique's former president Samora Machel, died in a mysterious plane crash. At that time Mandela had been divorced from his second wife Winnie for two years, but estranged by time and prison for three decades. "When I am alone, I am very weak," South Africa's first black presid ...
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Mandela Could Be Heading Home Soon
Huffington Post - over 3 years
JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela may be discharged from hospital soon to recuperate at home, said a former president of South Africa. The prediction about Mandela leaving the hospital was made by Thabo Mbeki as he gave a memorial lecture for the African National Congress Saturday, reported the South African radio news service Eyewitness News. Mandela has been hospitalized for more than five weeks for a recurring lung infection, sparking an outpouring of support in South Africa and internationally. Friends who have visited him say he is on life support in the form of mechanical ventilation. The most recent official update on his health said Mandela was in critical but stable condition. But both Mandela's wife, Graca Machel, and President Jacob Zuma have said recently that Mandela is responding to treatment. The anti-apartheid hero spent 27 years in prison before becoming South Africa's first black president in 1994. He turns 95 on Thursday. Mbeki was Mandela' ...
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South Africa: Mandela remains critical
Fox News - over 3 years
Nelson Mandela remains in a South African hospital, where he is in critical but stable condition. Mandela's wife, Graca Machel, said Friday that she is less anxious because the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader and former South African president is responding to treatment. Mandela was admitted June 8 to the hospital for a recurring lung infection. People in South Africa and around the world have expressed concern for Mandela, sending messages of support for a man seen as a global symbol of reconciliation. Mandela turns 95 on July 18, when commemorations will be held in his honor. Mandela spent 27 years in prison during white rule and was released in 1990. He led the shift from apartheid to democracy and became president in all-race elections in 1994.
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Mandela's wife says now 'less anxious' about his health
Fox News - over 3 years
Graca Machel, the wife of ailing South African icon Nelson Mandela, said she was less anxious about his condition Friday, five weeks after he was admitted to hospital. "He continues to respond positively to treatment. I would say that today I'm less anxious than I was a week ago," she told state-backed SABC television. It is the latest in a series of upbeat accounts, which seem to suggest that while the 94-year-old's condition remains "critical", it has improved somewhat. After visiting Mandela late Thursday, President Jacob Zuma said he was "responding to treatment." "He remains as much of a fighter now as he was 50 years ago," Zuma said, marking the anniversary of a police raid that led to Mandela's life sentence in prison. Earlier in the week Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, who is one of Mandela's nephews and king of his Thembu tribe, said the former statesman was "conscious". "He could not talk, but he recognised me and made a few gestures of acknowledgement, like moving his eyes." ...
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Outrage over Qunu's prep to host visitors - News24
Google News - over 3 years
BDlive Outrage over Qunu's prep to host visitors News24 Graca Machel stood firmly behind the court bid to force Mandla Mandela to return the remains of three family members to Qunu. Watch.WATCH. Related Links. Qunu residents ready to host visitors · Graca Machel supports Qunu burialswatch. Check out. Mthatha Airport was upgraded for Nelson Mandela's deathBDlive The feud continuesThe Economist Mandla Mandela has been charged with violating the graves of family members ...Post (subscription) all 5 news articles »
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Dr. Terri Kennedy: 10 Most Fearless Women I've Met
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As poet and Nobel Prize Laureate Rabindranath Tagore said, "Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but be fearless when facing them." Fearlessness is a quality of spirit that enables you to walk an uncharted path and push forward, no matter what obstacles you face. I'm quite grateful to have met extraordinary women from a range of fields -- politics, business, media and spirituality -- who have worked fearlessly for freedom and equality. Here's a taste of inspiration from my Top 10 and the leadership qualities they exemplify: 1. Tao Porchon-Lynch "Whatever you put in your mind materializes. If it's fear, it will decay in your body. So don't even start with that in mind. Look for the good." A life-long peace activist who marched with Gandhi twice and worked in the French Resistance under General Charles de Gaulle, Tao Porchon-Lynch is almost 95 years old and is still sharing her wisdom. She is my yoga teacher and mentor, and I've been most influenced by her tenacity ...
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The Latest On Mandela's Health
Huffington Post - over 3 years
JOHANNESBURG -- Nelson Mandela has now spent a month in the hospital. South Africa's anti-apartheid hero was admitted June 8 for a recurring lung infection. A month later the former president has seen an outpouring of love and support from South Africa and around the world. South Africa's City Press newspaper reported Sunday that since his admittance to a Pretoria hospital Graca Machel, Mandela's wife, has not left her husband's side for more than three hours. Mandela spent 27 years in prison during white rule. He led the tense shift from apartheid to democracy two decades ago in a spirit of reconciliation. A Mandela grandson was removed from his post of tribal chief on Saturday following a family feud started because the grandson moved the buried bodies of three of Mandela's children.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Graça Machel
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 66
    She was named president of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London in 2012, and president of the African Leadership University in 2016.
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  • 2007
    Age 61
    On 18 July 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, and Desmond Tutu convened The Elders, a group of world leaders, to contribute their wisdom, leadership and integrity to tackle some of the world's toughest problems.
    More Details Hide Details Mandela announced its formation in a speech on his 89th birthday. The group works globally on thematic as well as geographically specific subjects. The Elders' priority issue areas include the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Korean Peninsula, Sudan and South Sudan, sustainable development, and equality for girls and women. Machel has been particularly involved in The Elders' work on child marriage, including the founding of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage. Machel is a member of the Africa Progress Panel (APP), a group of ten distinguished individuals who advocate at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa. Every year, the Panel releases a report, the Africa Progress Report, that outlines an issue of immediate importance to the continent and suggests a set of associated policies.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1998
    Age 52
    Graça Machel married her second husband, Nelson Mandela, in Johannesburg on 18 July 1998, Mandela's 80th birthday.
    More Details Hide Details At the time, Mandela was serving as the first post-apartheid president of South Africa. Mandela died of pneumonia on 5 December 2013.
  • FORTIES
  • 1986
    Age 40
    Samora Machel died in a plane crash in South Africa in 1986.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 29
    Simbine married Samora Machel, the first President of Mozambique, in 1975.
    More Details Hide Details They had two children together: Josina and Malengani.
    Graça Machel is the only woman in history to have been first lady of two separate republics, serving as the First Lady of Mozambique from 1975 to 1986 and the First Lady of South Africa from 1998 to 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Graça Simbine was born 17 days after her father's death, the youngest of six children, in rural Incadine, Gaza Province, Portuguese East Africa (modern-day Mozambique). She attended Methodist mission schools before gaining a scholarship to the University of Lisbon in Portugal, where she studied German and first became involved in independence issues. She also speaks fluent in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and English, as well as her native Shangaan language. Simbine returned to Portuguese East Africa in 1973, joining the Mozambican Liberation Front (Frelimo) and working as a schoolteacher. Following Mozambique's independence in 1975, Simbine was appointed Minister for Education and Culture. She married Mozambican president Samora Machel that same year, changing her last name to Machel. Following her retirement from the Mozambique ministry, Machel was appointed as the expert in charge of producing the groundbreaking United Nations report on the impact of armed conflict on children.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Born
    Born on October 17, 1945.
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