Stefan Simanowitz

Stefan Simanowitz

Stefan Simanowitz is a journalist, writer, campaigner, and Amnesty International Media Manager for Europe (formerly for Africa). Visit www.stefanowitz.com. Follow at @StefSimanowitz

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Former President Nelson Mandela takes the oath on May 10, 1994, during his inauguration at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa. Views
Saturday, April 27, 2019
I Witnessed How Close South Africa Came to Civil War, 25 Years Ago Today
Twenty-five years after South Africa’s miraculous first democratic elections, it’s easy to forget just how close the county came to civil war. I was working for the ANC (Western Cape) from 1992-4 and there were times - right up to Election Day itself - that, as Mandela said, it “seemed impossible...
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Friday, January 06, 2012
Defusing the Iran Time Bomb
If it is true that wars begin in the minds of men then Iran and Western powers have been at a state of war for some time. Martial rhetoric has been accompanied by steady military build-up and unprecedented diplomatic shut-down as each side throws away their steering wheel in this most dangerous of games of chicken.
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Friday, December 02, 2011
From Tahrir Square: The Leaderless Revolution Meets the Ballot Box
CAIRO, Egypt -- "Once a nation decides to live, destiny has no choice other than to oblige" a young woman in Tahrir Square says. But destiny’s path is seldom a straight one and as polling stations closed their doors this week on the first stage of Egypt’s first post-Mubarak parliamentary elections the mood in Cairo was far from celebratory. Despite a high turnout and widespread relief that the two days of voting had not been marred by violence the elections had left many far from satisfied.
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