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Mandela widow 'treated with disrespect', aide says in memoir

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela's widow was treated badly by members of his family as the peace icon was fighting for his life in hospital, excerpts from a memoir by his long-time aide have revealed.
In the Media by Sibongile Khumalo (AFP)

Mandela leaves at least $4.1 million in last will

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela left an estate of at least $4.1 million, according to details of his final will and testament released Monday, amid a very public family feud over his legacy.
In the Media by Johannes Myburgh (AFP)

Rights group pleas for rabbit in Mandela statue's ear

Johannesburg - An animal rights group has applied to South Africa's government to adopt the bronze bunny secretly sculpted inside the right ear of a statue of Nelson Mandela.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

S.Africa orders removal of rabbit from Mandela statue's ear

Johannesburg - The South African government has ordered the removal of a rabbit that was secretly sculpted into a recently unveiled statue of Nelson Mandela, an official said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

TopFinds: Reviewing The Nutcracker, Angelou's Mandela poem

Tis the season for reviewing the Christmas ballet The Nutcracker. Maya Angelou's poem for the late Nelson Mandela spread across the Web. Did a Chinese man commit suicide because his girlfriend wouldn't stop shopping? Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by David Silverberg

South African gibberish deaf-signer at Mandela memorial is found

The man who stood beside world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and signed gibberish has been found and has apologized. Thamsanqa Jantjie also admits to a troubled past replete with mental problems.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

Photo Essay: Security tight at Mandela Lying in State Special

Pretoria - The area around the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa’s executive capital, is in effective lockdown with South African Police Services (SAPS) and the military highly visible everywhere.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo - 1 comment

World mourns Mandela while Central African Republic bleeds

Bangui - While the world watches one point on the African continent as South Africa mourns its great president, in Central African Republic a humanitarian tragedy is unfolding.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

Jacob Zuma booed at Mandela memorial service

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma of the ANC ruling party of South Africa was booed several times by the crowds at Nelson Mandela's memorial service in Soweto, Johannesburg.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Op-Ed: A South African view —Mandela was a great statesman, but no saint

Pretoria - When I got up Friday morning and heard the news that Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, had passed way, I was surprised at my own reaction, which was quite mixed.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 22 comments

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.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 5 comments

Op-Ed: RIP Nelson Mandela — UK PM David Cameron hypocrisy

Johannesburg - The President of South Africa Jacob Zuma announced Thursday the death of the country's former leader Nelson Mandela. UK PM David Cameron has joined other leaders paying tribute to Madiba but in death should there be hypocrisy?
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 29 comments

Mandla Mandela faces assault and gun charges

Pretoria - Mandla Mandela, the eldest grandson of former South African leader Nelson Mandela, will be charged Monday with assault and brandishing a gun and is due to appear in court Friday.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 1 comment

Op-Ed: 10 movies to see before 2013 ends

With less than three months to go before 2013 comes to an end, Hollywood has plenty of movies up its sleeve before 2014 rears its head. Here are a few suggestions of blockbusters and Oscar bait to see leading into the holidays.
In the Media by Michael Thomas

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital

Pretoria - South Africa’s first Black president, Nelson Mandela, has been discharged from hospital in Pretoria, according to officials.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 5 comments

Nelson Mandela's daughters sue their father for his millions

Johannesburg - Mandela's daughters Zenani and Makaziwe, fighting for rights of access to their father's assets valued in millions, have filed an interdict in the High Court to remove George Bizos, Bally Chuene and Tokyo Sexwale as trustees and directors of his trust.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 15 comments

Mandela is well and talking football

Johannesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma yesterday called in on the former anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg and found him “comfortable and relaxed watching television”.
In the Media by Robin Okuthe

Michelle Obama meets Nelson Mandela but not President Zuma

Johannesburg - US First Lady Michelle Obama has met Black struggle icon Nelson Mandela on her South African visit, but South African President Jacob Zuma has not been able to fit her into his busy schedule.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 12 comments

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital after lung treatment

Johannesburg - South Africa’s national icon Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital after undergoing treatment for a collapsed lung, a condition that is not unusual for one of his age, the South African Surgeon General says.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 3 comments

Rumours rife as Nelson Mandela remains in hospital in SA

Johannesburg - South Africa has been gripped by a media frenzy about the health of 92-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president Nelson Mandela, now in a Johannesburg hospital.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Nelson Mandela withdraws from World Cup Opening Ceremony

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela will not be attending the opening event of the FIFA World Cup because of the death in a car accident of his great granddaughter, Zenani.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

Nelson Mandela's former wife denies making derogatory comments

Soweto - A media furore has erupted in South Africa over derogatory statements allegedly made by Nelson Mandela’s former wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, in a British newspaper. Madikizela-Mandela claims the interview was fabricated.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

Poll: Clinton beats Palin for most admired woman

A new poll shows that despite former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin being in the news almost daily, Hilary Rodham Clinton has just barely beaten her out for the title of Most Admired Woman in the United States
In the Media by Oliver VanDervoort - 11 comments

Morgan Freeman Gets Thumbs Up From South African Reviewers

The movie Invictus directed by Clint Eastwood and featuring Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela, held its gala premiere in three South African cities last night. The film’s title is that of the poem by William Ernst Henley.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

VIP Guard At Nelson Mandela’s Home Commits Suicide

A guard outside former South African president Nelson Mandela’s home in Johannesburg has shot himself. A police spokesman says no one knows why the policeman committed suicide.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 3 comments

Op-Ed: South African poet calls Mandela 'Moneydeala'

One of the best-known Afrikaner anti-apartheid activists in the world -- the poet Breyten Breytenbach -- has launched a toughly-worded, often cynical broadside at Nelson Mandela’s habit of surrounding himself with ‘greedy, always needy sycophants’.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt - 2 comments

Is a military intervention being planned to overthrow Mugabe?

Ex- president Frederick de Klerk of South Africa urged military action to remove Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe from power yesterday. It has also just become known that Mugabe's top military commander was injured in an assassination attempt.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt - 3 comments

Nelson Mandela: Obama's victory a sign of hope for everyone

Nobel Prize Winner Nelson Mandela praised Senator Barack Obama’s victory, saying his victory raises hope for everyone in the world.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham

Nelson's Message To South Africa: The Poor Should Not Be Forgotten

On his 90th birthday, former South African President Nelson Mandela had a message to give to the people of South Africa.
In the Media by Can Tran

As An Early Birthday Present, Mandela Is No Longer A 'Terrorist' To The US

As Nelson Mandela is set to turn 90 years of age, he has received quite an interesting present from the United States Congress.
In the Media by Can Tran
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South African President Jacob Zuma gestures before making a speech during  Nelson Mandela s national...
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South African President Jacob Zuma gestures before making a speech during Nelson Mandela's national memorial service in Johannesburg, December 10, 2013
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Nelson Mandela  former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
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Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
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Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
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Nelson Mandela  former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
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Nature competes against increased human activity in the Mount Elgon district of Bukwo  eastern Ugand...
Nature competes against increased human activity in the Mount Elgon district of Bukwo, eastern Uganda. Mount Elgon forest in the area has been encroached by people in the densely populated area. This threatens the diversity of the water catchment area.
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This more famous statue is of Mandela in the square name after him in Johannesburg
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This more famous statue is of Mandela in the square name after him in Johannesburg
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and his wife Michelle are seen on a big screen at the Stadium  also ...
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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and his wife Michelle are seen on a big screen at the Stadium, also known as Soccer City, during the national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela, Dec. 10 2013
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In 2011   First Lady met with former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa at Mandela s home in H...
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In 2011, First Lady met with former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa at Mandela's home in Houghton, South Africa
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South African President Nelson Mandela (L) and his companion Graca Machel share a light moment befor...
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South African President Nelson Mandela (L) and his companion Graca Machel share a light moment before setting sail on board the QE II cruise ship in Durban harbour in this March 29, 1998 file photo. Mandela has passed away on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95.
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Nelson Mandela shakes hands with his former political opponent  F.W. De Klerk in this photo. Mandela...
World Economic Forum
Nelson Mandela shakes hands with his former political opponent, F.W. De Klerk in this photo. Mandela worked tirelessly for a democratic South Africa and remains the nation's symbol.
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Nelson Mandela  former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
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Nelson Mandela and Nadine Gordimer sing the National Liberation Anthem at the Ghandi Memorial in Joh...
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Nelson Mandela and Nadine Gordimer sing the National Liberation Anthem at the Ghandi Memorial in Johannesburg, 1993.
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Nelson Mandela on a building in Central Pretoria.
Nelson Mandela on a building in Central Pretoria.
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