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  • Nelson Mandela, Champion of Forgiveness

    Nelson Mandela, Champion of Forgiveness
    South African leader Nelson Mandela leaves a lengthy list of accomplishments: successfully fighting against apartheid, becoming the first black South African elected to the presidency of that country, chairing the African National Congress, winning the...
  • Capitol Hill lawmakers call Nelson Mandela's life an inspiration

    Capitol Hill lawmakers call Nelson Mandela's life an inspiration
    WASHINGTON -- The death of former South African President Nelson Mandela brought swift and heartfelt reaction from members of Congress, many of whom had personally interacted with the anti-apartheid leader, and others who were inspired in their own public...
  • World mourns Nelson Mandela, South Africa's 'greatest son'

    World mourns Nelson Mandela, South Africa's 'greatest son'
    World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Thursday, praising the long-ailing 95-year-old as an inspiration to the abused and downtrodden worldwide. "We've lost our...
  • Zuma urges South Africans to realize Nelson Mandela's vision of unity

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – President Jacob Zuma appealed to fellow South Africans to live up to Nelson Mandela’s ideals and realize his vision of a united country as he announced the death Thursday of the country’s beloved former...
  • Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to fighting for liberty

     Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to fighting for liberty
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Dressed in black against a twilight-blue background, a somber South African President Jacob Zuma appeared on television to give his countrymen the news they had long dreaded. "My fellow South Africans," he intoned....
  • Candles, singing, dancing and memories outside Nelson Mandela's home

    Candles, singing, dancing and memories outside Nelson Mandela's home
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Some came in what they were wearing when they heard that Nelson Mandela had died -- their pajamas. Some draped themselves in South African flags. Others brought candles, flowers and pictures of him. Hundreds of people...
  • Nelson Mandela dies: A photo showed the world the fury of South Africa

    South Africa was in chaos on Feb. 11, 1990, when Nelson Mandela was released from incarceration after 27 years as a political prisoner. Perhaps no image encapsulates more powerfully the turmoil into which he was thrust than a brutal photograph shot...
  • Obama credits Nelson Mandela with his own political transformation

    Obama credits Nelson Mandela with his own political transformation
    WASHINGTON — A somber President Obama paid tribute Thursday to the man he credits with his political awakening, saying Nelson Mandela’s dignity and sacrifice “transformed South Africa and moved all of us.” “He achieved more...
  • Nelson Mandela inspired great music around the world

    Nelson Mandela inspired great music around the world
    On “Graceland,” his 1986 Grammy Award-winning album, Paul Simon sang a secular lullaby that could’ve been addressed to the oppressed black multitudes of apartheid South Africa and their moral leader, Nelson Mandela. “These are the...
  • Nelson Mandela and the Springboks: Rugby played for higher stakes

    Nelson Mandela and the Springboks: Rugby played for higher stakes
    The following is a first-person report originally published in The Times on Dec. 15, 2009, under the headline: A game played for high stakes. The secondary headline read: A reporter remembers when Nelson Mandela united a young nation behind a rugby team....
  • Watch Johnny Clegg's ode to Nelson Mandela 'Asimbonanga'

    Watch Johnny Clegg's ode to Nelson Mandela 'Asimbonanga'
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress leader and longtime political prisoner who became president of South Africa after the dismantling of the apartheid system that had jailed him for...
  • Idris Elba, Naomie Harris at the Center of 'Mandela' Awards Talk

    Awards season was in full swing Wednesday with events for every taste, but "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" offered world politics, world-class acting and a touch of class. The film's greatest strengths are the performances of Idris Elba and Naomie Harris...