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Ubuntu & the Nobel Peace Prize October 14, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michelle @ 12:24 pm
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An Associated Press article had a great quote from the South African president, Jacob Zuma, about Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize win:

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, cited a Zulu term — “Ubuntu,” which refers to the importance of community — in saying Obama’s “leadership reflects the true spirit of Ubuntu because your approach celebrates our common humanity.”

Any ideas how I can send an Ubuntu t-shirt to Obama? 🙂


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