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Greek Lawyer George Bizos, Who Saved Nelson Mandela, Passes Away at 92

George Bizos, the Greek-South African human rights lawyer who fought apartheid and saved Nelson Mandela from a death sentence during the Rivonia Trial, passed away on Wednesday. He was 92 years old. Along with serving as Nelson Mandela’s lawyer, George...

S. Africa: Children Welcome Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria

Over 200 students from Jabavu East Primary School in Johannesburg, South Africa, waved Greek and South African flags, and sang the national anthems of Greece and their country, welcoming Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria and All Africa. Jabavu East Primary School...

Vanishing Cyprus: Long Road to Reunification

The Anastasiades government is determined to resolve the Cyprus issue one way or another. This is probably an IMF EU-Troika mnimonio memorandum condition that no politician dares to talk about openly. It is not certain, but public sentiment indicates...

Tsipras Presses Rehn on Debt Relief

It wasn't a receptive audience, but Greece's major opposition party Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras, meeting in Strasbourg, France with European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn, told him that Greece can't afford to...

Greek Expat’s Award-Winning Photo of Mandela

In 1990, only few years after he was set free, Nelson Mandela went on a tour in Australia. The photographer who covered the event of Mandela’s visit for the newspaper “Neos Kosmos” was Antonis Baxevanakis. In fact, one of...

The Greek Who Saved Nelson Mandela

George Bizos, the Greek lawyer and good friend of Nelson Mandela, during a past visit to Athens had reveled details of  his life and his relationship with Mandela. Bizos, was born in 1928 in the village Vasilitsi, in Messinia. In...

Greek PM and IOC Bid Farewell to Nelson Mandela

The International Olympic Committee, IOC on its official twitter account, said farewell to the former leader of South Africa, Nelson Mandela by uploading a photo. The photo was “full” from Greece, as “Madiba” is depicted holding the torch of the...