Blinken draws parallels between U.S., South Africa struggles for ‘freedom and equality’
09 August 2022 | 5:30 am
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken laid a wreath at the Hector Pieterson memorial and met young African leaders in Johannesburg Sunday.
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