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  • Nelson Mandela wore the mantle of saint reluctantly

    Nelson Mandela wore the mantle of saint reluctantly
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — An irritable man who got cross when he couldn’t have his favorite brand of mineral water? A fusser who obsessively folded his daily newspapers just so, who got annoyed if things weren’t lined up in their...
  • British woman wanted by Kenya reportedly penned ode to Bin Laden

    British woman wanted by Kenya reportedly penned ode to Bin Laden
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The trouble with writing poetry, as terrorism suspect Samantha Lewthwaite found when she penned an ode to Osama bin Laden after his death, is finding elegant rhymes. Martyred, for example, can be reasonably rhymed with...
  • In Theory: Faith and the decision to fight

    President Barack Obama this month asked Congress to authorize punitive military action in Syria. He made the request in response to the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus. Q: How would your faith and/or worldview guide you in...
  • Review: 'Winnie Mandela' biopic falls short

    Review: 'Winnie Mandela' biopic falls short
    Like many a biopic before it, "Winnie Mandela" shoehorns an exceptional life into the standard template of a highlights reel, lurching from one Important Moment to the next. The sense of what's important is often skewed in this portrait of South Africa'...
  • Film Finances Inc. Opens South Africa Outpost

    Completion guarantor Film Finances Inc. is launching a South African arm to be headed by longtime local Endemol exec Jane Fry. Fry, who spent 15 years at Endemol South Africa and also served as an overseas production accountant on several international...
  • Nelson Mandela tribute: Ali, Woods and more mourn South African leader

    Legendary athletes Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods and Gary Player echoed world leaders in the wake of Nelson Mandela's death on Thursday at age 95. The man who endured 27 years of imprisonment for his civil-rights efforts and helped end apartheid upon his...
  • More from Deerfield CFO hopeful

     More from Deerfield CFO hopeful
    There’s more about William Rankin below, but here’s some of what we talked about during a phone interview. He’s a relative newcomer to the Democratic Party, changing his registration, he said, in 2012. He’d been no party...
  • Oscar Pistorius to face gun charges unrelated to murder case

    Oscar Pistorius to face gun charges unrelated to murder case
    South African runner Oscar Pistorius was indicted Wednesday on two new charges that are believed to allege he fired guns in public during separate incidents that occurred before he killed his girlfriend in his apartment in February. Already indicted...
  • Local political consultant recounts meeting Nelson Mandela

     
    As a Democratic operative and former Easton councilman, Mike Fleck has had the opportunity to meet plenty of big name politicians. But only one was the subject of his studies at the time. In 1997, Fleck was studying abroad in South Africa at University of...
  • Violent crime on the rise again in South Africa

    Violent crime on the rise again in South Africa
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South Africa's high walls, electric fences and lurid headlines are all part of the country's obsession with violent crime. But the release of national crime statistics is an annual ritual that sparks anxiety like little else....
  • South Africa Picks "Four Corners" For Oscar

    South Africa has selected child-gang thriller "Four Corners" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Award race. Directed by Ian Gabriel, "Four Corners" revolves around a 13-year old chess whiz drawn into the Cape Town's well-known child-gang...
  • Former anti-apartheid activist says South Africa has lost direction

    Former anti-apartheid activist says South Africa has lost direction
    During the course of her career, South Africa’s Mamphela Ramphele has assumed many roles — anti-apartheid activist, medical doctor, academic and businesswoman, just to name a few. ¬† After the bloody uprising in Johannesburg’s Soweto...