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SYND 15 9 77 MATANZIMA GREETED BY VORSTER AND BOTHA

(14 Sep 1977) The leader of the first black territory to be given independence by the South African government, Chief Kaiser Matanzima of Transkei, arrived in Pretoria to begin talks with Prime Minister John Vorster. The talks come at a crucial moment, as the death of black leader Steve Biko, allegedly as the result of […]
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SOUTH AFRICA: DURBAN: SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS FESTIVAL

English/Nat Devotees of the Indian god Krishna are trying to harness the power of their deity to pour oil on South Africa’s troubled waters. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness organised a colourful festival this week in the port city of Durban. A ten-metre chariot decked out with Hindu deities was hauled through the streets […]
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SYND 23 4 79 STEVE BIKO MEMORIAL UNVEILED IN JOHANNESBURG

(23 Apr 1979) Stephen Bantu Biko memorial unveiled in Johannesburg. Steve Biko was a noted anti apartheid and racism activist in South Africa, who helped found the South African Students’ Organisation and elected its first president, in 1972. He became honorary president of the Black People’s Convention. He was banned during the height of apartheid […]
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SYND 17 11 77 BIKO INQUEST INPRETORIA

(16 Nov 1977) The inquest of the death of Steve Biko the leader of the black consciousness movement in South Africa. South African police have been accused of mounting a “cover up” over the death of Biko who died two months ago in police custody. The inquest has so far revealed that biko died of […]
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SOUTH AFRICA: ACCUSED POLICEMAN GIVES EVIDENCE IN BIKO HEARING

Afrikaans/Eng/Nat A policeman says the beating death of anti-apartheid activist Steven Biko (BEE’-koh) was simply a police interrogation that got out of hand. Major Harold Snyman is one of five South African policemen who admit beating Biko to death, and who are now seeking amnesty from a government commission. He testified on Wednesday that it […]
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News Item (72e029be-c4ab-4ebf-2c59-45d7ac91d4d7)

(25 Sep 1977) notes: col print location: lusaka, zambia. title: biko memorial serviced date: 09/27/77 no: lnc 86660 date shot: 09/25/77 length: 51 feet seconds: 1:21 sound: natsof & english speech date of arrival: film shows: guests and vip’s arriving for memorial service for the late steve biko, and interior of cathedral and service in […]
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Festival of African Culture, Eritrean Liberation Movement, Apartheid, Death of Steve Biko, Guerrilla

(31 Dec 1977) NIGERIA (2nd Festival of African Culture) Olympic torch being lit African dancers Parade ZAIRE Sese Seko Mobutu speaking to crowd (Pans to) Katangan exiles Arms cache DJIBOUTI (Independence) Flag being raised Celebration ETHIOPIA Military parade MCS Colonel Mengistu ETHIOPIA – Eritrea (Eritrean Liberation Movement) Man holding gun Wreckage after fighting Somali flag […]
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Rio's Day of Black Consciousness

(21 Nov 2017) Dozens of Brazilians commemorated the National Day of Black Consciousness on Monday in Rio de Janeiro. Carrying a giant figure of a woman of colour, dancing and marching in downtown Rio, people also demanded an end to inequality and discrimination in the country where people of colour represent more than 50 percent. […]
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SOUTH AFRICA: BIKO CASE BEFORE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE

English/Nat Twenty years after his death, South Africans hope finally to hear the truth about the death in police detention of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko. Five former policemen have admitted to accidentally killing Biko in 1977. They are applying for amnesty before the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission this week, but will only gain […]
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Rio’s Day of Black Consciousness

(20 Nov 2017) Dozens of Brazilians commemorated the National Day of Black Consciousness on Monday in Rio de Janeiro. Carrying a giant figure of a woman of colour, dancing and marching in downtown Rio, people also demanded an end to inequality and discrimination in the country where people of colour represent more than 50 percent. […]