Apartheid and the Arab world
From the Arab states that provided the African National Congress with military training, to those who supplied oil to Pretoria: responses to apartheid South Africa differed wildly across the Arab world.
Like just about everywhere else, the death of Nelson Mandela triggered passionate responses across the Arab world, not least from its leading statesmen. “Men and women everywhere feel they have lost someone very close to them,” said the respected international diplomat and peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, born in Algeria.
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