ALGIERS - A new unified African postage stamp was issued on Wednesday commemorating the centenary of the birth of the icon of struggle against apartheid, the South African leader, the late Nelson Mandela.

The postage stamp ceremony was supervised, at the Museum of the History of Post and Telecommunications at the Grand Post Office of Algiers, by the Minister of Post, Telecommunications, Technology and Digital, Imène Houda Feraoun, as well as by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel.The idea of issuing a unified postage stamp was born on the initiative of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) during the work of its 37th sheltered session by Algiers last April, in tribute to this man who devoted his life to the fight against apartheid in his country, South Africa.

On this occasion, a biography was presented on the life of this leader, friend of Algeria, who spent 27 years in prison to defend his cause. It was also disseminated some excerpts of the speech made by the deceased during a visit to Algeria in 1990, after his release from prison. The leader Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013, is a Nobel laureate for the peace of 1993, before he became the first South African president.

Note that there will be, on November 15 to coincide with the anniversary of the proclamation of the State of Palestine in Algeria, to issue a postage stamp bearing the logo "Al-Quds, eternal capital of Palestine ". On this occasion, the main recipe of the capital was opened after a refurbishment operation, knowing that this postal structure dates back to 1962.

This post structure has 18 post offices have in new equipment, special counters dedicated to seniors and people with special needs, in addition to a post office counter dedicated to operators within the sector, namely, the EMS "Express Mail Service" and Algeria Telecom.

 

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