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Pro-Trump publication claims end of apartheid was ‘betrayal’ of South Africa

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American Greatness, a pro-Trump publication that advocates for the president’s nationalist agenda, has published an editorial that accuses former South African President F. W. de Klerk of “betraying” his country by overseeing the end of apartheid.

The editorial, written by South African-born author Illana Mercer, claims that de Klerk “sold his constituents out for a chance to frolic on the world stage with Nelson Mandela” by ending the apartheid regime that deprived South Africa’s black majority of any political rights.

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According to Mercer, de Klerk failed to protect a “vulnerable minority” of white people and instead handed the entire country over to “radical black nationalist movements.”

Among de Klerk’s sins, Mercer argues, was his guarantee of universal suffrage to all South African citizens.

“Universal suffrage is not to be conflated with freedom,” she writes. “As Iraqis learned after their ‘liberation,’ ink-stained fingers don’t inoculate against bloodstains, or, rather, rivers of blood.”

Mercer also laments the failure of Constand Viljoen, the former South African military commander whom she says “planned on leading a coalition that would have deposed the freelancing De Klerk and negotiated for an Afrikaner ethnic state.”

Read the whole op-ed here.

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WATCH: CNN uses video to bust Trump for lying and stealing credit for veterans program signed by Obama

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Reacting to Donald Trump's abrupt departure from his Saturday press conference after he was pressed by a CBS White House correspondent Paula Reid for lying and taking credit for a veterans bill signed into law by former President Barack Obama, CNN's Victor Blackwell shared clips of the former president announcing the signing in 2014 and Trump attempting to steal credit yesterday.

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The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head of the United Nations warning against a nuclear arms race.

Nagasaki was flattened in an atomic inferno three days after Hiroshima -- twin nuclear attacks that rang in the nuclear age and gave Japan the bleak distinction of being the only country to be struck by atomic weapons.

Survivors, their relatives and a handful of foreign dignitaries attended a remembrance ceremony in Nagasaki where they called for world peace.

Participants offered a silent prayer at 11:02 am (0202 GMT), the time the second and last nuclear weapon used in wartime was dropped over the city.

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Lebanon’s information minister Manal Abdel Samad on Sunday quit in the first government resignation since a deadly port blast killed more than 150 people and destroyed swathes of Beirut.

?After the enormous Beirut catastrophe, I announce my resignation from government,? she said in a statement carried by local media, apologising to the Lebanese public for failing them.

A number of MPs also submitted their resignations a day earlier due to the explosions.

On Saturday afternoon, thousands took to streets in downtown Beirut in anti-government protests that demand the overhaul of the political system, days after massive explosions.

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