We must do all we can to help the island nation safeguard its dignity, writes Thabo Mbeki
The Big Read: It was difficult to hold back the tears as a deluge of news told of the catastrophe visited on the people of Haiti by the earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince on January 12.
Jan 24, 2010 10:15 PM | Times Live, South Africa http://www.timeslive.co.za/opinion/article275664.ece read more »
--When asked “How are they surviving?” Haitian journalist Wadner Pierre responded, “Well, they’re all sharing. That’s what we do. That’s the way Haitians are.” (January 16)
--“The city has seen little violence, despite persistent fears that shortages of food, water and shelter will spark unrest.” (January 21)
--Photograph of a white female US Navy medic cradling and feeding a dehydrated Haitian child. (January 21) read more »
13 Jan 2010
To all those who have lost loved ones, please accept our most sincere condolences. Our deepest sympathies to the entire Haitian population and in particular to those who, prior to the earthquake were already suffering too much, simply because they were continuing a struggle started more than two centuries ago. To those who departed, we wish them eternal peace and the most warm welcome by the Creator and the ancestors. read more »