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After 46 years, S.Africa rules police murdered apartheid opponent

Pretoria - An anti-apartheid activist who died in police custody 46 years ago did not commit suicide but was murdered by officers, a South African court said Thursday in a historic ruling for campaigners.

S. Africa court to rule on activist's death 46 years on

Johanesburg - A South African court will rule Thursday on whether the suspicious 1971 death of an apartheid-era activist in custody was suicide, as police officers claimed, or actually a regime killing.

S.Africa blocks release of anti-apartheid hero Hani's killer

Johanesburg - South Africa's top court on Friday blocked the release from jail of Polish immigrant Janusz Walus who shot dead anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani in 1993.

46 years on, S.African activist's family call for murder charge

Pretoria - A South African policeman present at the suspicious death of an anti-apartheid campaigner in 1971 should be charged with murder, a court heard Wednesday as the official version of events came under harsh scrutiny.

SAfrican activist jumped to death, ex-guard tells apartheid probe

Pretoria - A South African policeman present when an anti-apartheid operative plunged to his death more than 40 years ago insisted on Monday that the victim had jumped to his death.

'Unfinished business' 20 years after S.Africa's truth commission

Johanesburg - South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was meant to be the healing balm for a nation traumatised by the horrors of apartheid.

Anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani's killer to be freed: Lawyer

Johanesburg - A South African court ruled Thursday that a Polish immigrant who shot dead the anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani in 1993 should be released on parole after 23 years behind bars.

Long battle for truth in S.Africa for apartheid victim's family

- Nokuthula Simelane's university degree is still hanging on her mother's living-room wall. But the young anti-apartheid activist disappeared just weeks before her graduation ceremony in 1983.

Apartheid assassin 'Prime Evil' refused parole in S.Africa

Pretoria - The most notorious assassin of South Africa's apartheid regime, a police colonel known as "Prime Evil", was refused parole Thursday after serving 20 years in prison.

John Kerry expresses regret over Israel 'apartheid' comment

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry has said that he regrets using the word "apartheid" when discussing the Israeli-Palestinian situation. He said that if he could "rewind the tape" he "would have chosen a different word."

Desmond Tutu urges boycott of 'apartheid' Israel

Nobel Peace laureate and former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu has raised eyebrows and ire by declaring his support for the boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) movement targeting Israeli "apartheid" and other crimes against the Palestinians.

Review: Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom

The release of Nelson Mandela in 1990, after twenty-seven years of political imprisonment in South Africa, ranks as one of the most momentous events of the 20th century. The recent biopic of his life insight-fully illuminates this moment.

Nelson Mandela buried today in hometown Qunu

The funeral of former South African president Nelson Mandela was held at his hometown Qunu in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, today.

Op-Ed: TIME editor compares Madiba with a white slaver

TIME magazine editor Fareed Zakaria has compared Nelson Mandela with George Washington and caused uproar for his insensitive words.

Op-Ed: Parallels in U.S. and South African history

Cape Town - The disenfranchisement of the black majority in South Africa did not begin with the rule of the Afrikaner-dominated Nationalist Party in 1948, but after a history of British colonization much like the U.S.

Op-Ed: Let us not deify Nelson Mandela

As the world mourns Nelson Mandela, we should step back and take an objective look at the man, and just as importantly some of those with whom he worked.

Op-Ed: Nelson Mandela and the power of the human spirit

Nelson Mandela had the courage to stand up to the Illegal foreign terrorists who had taken over South Africa’s government. His example proved that evil cannot defeat the human spirit. Though his body may have passed, his memory will be eternal.

Op-Ed: Mandela dies at age 95

Johannesburg - South Africa has announced the death, at the age of 95, of former President Nelson Mandela, who led the country in the struggle against white-minority rule.

Nelson Mandela dies at the age of 95

Pretoria - Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president whose resilience helped end the country's brutal apartheid, has died at the age of 95.

Op-Ed: The other Mrs Mandela

As Nelson Mandela lies in a hospital bed close to death, his deification is nearly complete. What is all but forgotten is that his wife Winnie was anything but a saint.

Nelson Mandela in 'critical condition' — South Africa's Zuma says

Pretoria - South African international icon Nelson Mandela's condition deteriorated to "critical" on Sunday, South Africa's president said, adding doctors "are doing everything possible” for the anti-apartheid hero.

The picture of a tragic event that changed South Africa’s history

Johannesburg - Thirty-seven years ago today, a photojournalist captured the image of a boy killed by police during the high school student’s protests known as the “Soweto Uprising”; the image became a symbol of the struggle for equal rights of black South Africans

Mandela 'responding better' on 49th anniversary of imprisonment

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is making progress and "responding better to treatment," according to reports.

Mixed responses to Margaret Thatcher's death

Following the news of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death, there has been an outpouring of both support and criticism highlighting the Iron Lady's controversial legacy.

Terrorist, Big Business, Failed Multi-racial Marriage: Sexwale

Tokyo Sexwale is currently in the news for his high profile divorce from Judy Sexwale. From terrorist to business tycoon to public sector to failed multi-racial marriage, we take a look at just a few of many aspects of Tokyo's life so far:

Op-Ed: The return of apartheid-style race-based law in South Africa

Johannesburg - During apartheid, one of the reasons the whole world opposed the régime was that it legislated racism into being. In a very real sense, apartheid made it legal to discriminate, based on race. Not much has changed.

'Education crisis not Verwoerd's fault' — anti-apartheid activist

Durban - President Jacob Zuma blamed a Limpopo text book scandal on apartheid era Prime Minister H.F. Verwoerd. Anti-apartheid activist, Mamphela Ramphele, says the ANC is to blame.

Op-Ed: Facebook — Damned if it does, damned if it doesn't

America's leading Nazi Harold Covington has been complaining of late that he keeps getting kicked off Facebook. Someone else is complaining for a diametrically opposite reason.

Former England cricketing legend Basil D'Oliveira dies aged 80

Former England all-rounder Basil "Dolly" D'Oliveira has died. The right-handed batting legend first came to fame when he was included in the England squad to tour South Africa in 1968.

Op-Ed: Israeli PM Netanyahu first exclusive interview with Arab network

If the Arab world ever wanted evidence to make peace with Israel, tonight's first ever Arab-network interview with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be just the proof they need.
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Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
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Belle Vue Boys School, Bradford.
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Israeli wall surrounding refugee camp in Bethlehem.
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