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Seretse and Tshekedi khama 1936

WeekendPost (press release) - 04 Jul 2018
Notwithstanding the infamous estrangement that emerged between Tshekedi and Seretse over the latter's marriage to Ruth (nee Williams) the strong bond between them was never fully broken. In the years immediately prior to Tshekedi's 1959 death the two ...
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July 13: On This Day in World History … briefly

South Coast Herald - 13 Jul 2018
Mother of two, Ruth Ellis is hanged at Holloway Prison for the murder of her lover David Blakeley. At her trial, the court heard how Ellis shot racing driver Blakeley (25) outside a Hampstead pub in a fit of jealousy. The couple had lived together off ...
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Botswana's Khama steps down as president after a decade at helm

Reuters - 31 Mar 2018
Khama was born in Britain after his father a married a white British woman Ruth Williams, defying convention and opposition in Africa and Britain. Their story was depicted in the 2016 film 'A United Kingdom'. His party, Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), ...
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How accurate is David Oyelowo's A United Kingdom?

Radio Times - 25 Nov 2016
A United Kingdom enters cinemas today, telling the true story of how the King of Bechaunaland in Africa (aka the chieftain of the Bamangwato tribe) Seretse Khama married British office worker Ruth Williams, with the couple played by David Oyelowo and ...
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Khama's plans after presidency

WeekendPost (press release) - 18 Dec 2017
His father, never took over the throne too, owing to a scandal he was embroiled – that is his disputed marriage to Ruth Williams, and later to his involvement in national politics. If Ian Khama does not take the throne next year, as he suggested, it ...
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Meghan Markle's Weakness Is Her Celebrity—Not Her Race

Observer - 30 Nov 2017
Last weekend I watched the 2016 movie A United Kingdom, a heart-warming account of how Seretse Khama of Bechuanaland lost his crown for marrying a white woman, Ruth Williams, in 1948. Like all films, some parts were dramatized, but the fury some ...
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Depleting rank of ex-first ladies, first mothers

New Telegraph Newspaper - 24 Apr 2018
Other former first ladies and mothers of presidents who have passed on include: Ruth Williams Khama, wife of Botswana's first president, Sir Seretse Khama, and mother of the immediate past president of the country, Ian Khama; Yuk Young-soo, wife of the ...
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Fun activities in Plum, Oakmont this week

Tribune-Review - 18 Sep 2017
Set in 1947-55, it retells the true story of the meeting, marriage and personal struggles of Seretse Khama, the hereditary ruler of the British Protectorate of Botswanaland, and British citizen Ruth Williams Khama. The film is PG-13 and 110 minutes long.
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Mmegi Online :: Khama's 'happiest hour'

Mmegi Online - 17 Nov 2017
He has every reason to be happy because, finally, his counterpart Robert Mugabe's fate lies in the hands of the military and he is going to step down. As a new President in 2008, after a decade as Vice President, Khama watched Zimbabwe degenerate into ...
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Seretse Khama e Ruth Williams: un Amore che ha cambiato la Storia

Vanilla Magazine - 04 Jun 2018
Londra, 29 settembre 1948: il principe del Bechuanaland (oggi Botswana) Seretse Khama sposa Ruth Williams, una giovane donna inglese di estrazione borghese, dall'indole indipendente e volitiva. Il matrimonio tra il nobile principe africano e una donna ...
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Making 'United Kingdom,' tale of African king, British bride

The Mercury News - 16 Feb 2017
The movie “A United Kingdom” recounts the true tale of an African royal, Seretse Khama, who fell in love with and married a white woman, Ruth Williams, while studying in England shortly after World War II. A tribal king from Bechuanaland, then a ...

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