Image 1 of 1
Switzerland. Geneva.  On the wall, a political graffiti. A yellow hand with the words " Touche pas à mon pote" which is the official slogan of the French association SOS Racisme. It is present on the logo of the association, written in black in the palm of a yellow hand. Created by the journalist Didier François, the logo and slogan were designed to promote the integration in France of young people of foreign origin within the framework of anti-racism and respect for differences. A portrait of Nelson Mandela raising his right wrist. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as the president of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997. Mandela served 27 years in prison. Amid growing domestic and international pressure, and with fears of a racial civil war, President F. W. de Klerk released him in 1990. Mandela and de Klerk led efforts to negotiate an end to apartheid, which resulted in the 1994 multiracial general election in which Mandela led the ANC to victory and became president. Two young african girls, one wearing a mask to protect herself from the Coronavirus ( also called Covid-19). 17.10.2020 © 2020 Didier Ruef