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Winnie launches legal claim to Mandela's home, report says

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has launched a legal claim to the former South African leader's country home, local media reported on Tuesday.

Mandela's 'starving' cows rescued by local officials

Johannesburg - The provincial government has stepped in to save dozens of starving cattle at the rural South African home of Nelson Mandela, the late anti-apartheid hero, a Sunday newspaper reported.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital

Pretoria - South Africa’s first Black president, Nelson Mandela, has been discharged from hospital in Pretoria, according to officials.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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’.

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.

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.
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South African President Nelson Mandela (L) and his companion Graca Machel share a light moment befor...
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.
With permission by Reuters//Mike Hutchings
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Nelson Mandela and Nadine Gordimer sing the National Liberation Anthem at the Ghandi Memorial in Joh...
Nelson Mandela and Nadine Gordimer sing the National Liberation Anthem at the Ghandi Memorial in Johannesburg, 1993.
American Academy of Achievement
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South African President Jacob Zuma gestures before making a speech during  Nelson Mandela s national...
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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This more famous statue is of Mandela in the square name after him in Johannesburg
This more famous statue is of Mandela in the square name after him in Johannesburg
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
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In 2011   First Lady met with former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa at Mandela s home in H...
In 2011, First Lady met with former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa at Mandela's home in Houghton, South Africa
White House Photo by Samantha Appleton
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Nelson Mandela shakes hands with his former political opponent  F.W. De Klerk in this photo. Mandela...
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.
World Economic Forum
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Nelson Mandela  former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Nelson Mandela  former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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Nelson Mandela on a building in Central Pretoria.
Nelson Mandela on a building in Central Pretoria.
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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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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and his wife Michelle are seen on a big screen at the Stadium  also ...
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
With permission by Reuters / Yves Herman
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Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
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, former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
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