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  • Nelson Mandela's unforgettable face, spirit captivate film world

     Nelson Mandela's unforgettable face, spirit captivate film world
    The year is 1992. Nelson Mandela, two years beyond his release from 27 years of political imprisonment and two years before he will be elected president of South Africa, stands before a classroom of Soweto children. A rare moment is being captured by...
  • The words of Nelson Mandela echo through the decades

    The words of Nelson Mandela echo through the decades
    From a speech in the 1950s evoking the suffering of South Africa’s black majority to his expression of humility when released from prison, Nelson Mandela’s words etched the drama of his people. “The living conditions of the people,...
  • South Africa struggles to live up to Nelson Mandela's legacy

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela didn't coin the term "Rainbow Nation" or the phrase "Proudly South African." But the optimism, determination and compassion of the country at its best owed everything to him. In recent years, however,...
  • Film Review: 'Of Good Report'

    A jovial tone is struck in the closing credits of Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's striking but grisly "Of Good Report": As animated devils brighten the screen, a disclaimer advises that any relation the narrative might bear to real events "is purely coincidental,...
  • Nelson Mandela helped popularize use of sanctions

    Nelson Mandela helped popularize use of sanctions
    WASHINGTON — His greatest impact was as a moral leader, but Nelson Mandela also left a legacy in diplomacy by helping popularize the use of international sanctions to pressure a government to change its policies. Since sanctions were imposed in an...
  • In interview, Bono cites Nelson Mandela's wit, restraint

    In interview, Bono cites Nelson Mandela's wit, restraint
    NEW YORK -- Few entertainment luminaries have had as keen an eye into Nelson Mandela’s personality and worldview than Bono, The Edge and the rest of U2. Just a day before Mandela's passing, Bono and Edge were speaking to The Times about Madiba,...
  • Sign condolence book for Nelson Mandela at Chicago South African consulate

    Sign condolence book for Nelson Mandela at Chicago South African consulate
    South Africa's top diplomat in Chicago has invited residents to sign a condolence book regarding the death of Nelson Mandela. "I have been amazed to find that Chicagoans from all walks of life felt the pain that South Africans felt," said Consul General...
  • Mandela and Obama: Two paths to power

    WASHINGTON -- Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and conscience of Americans as did the passing at age 95 of Nelson Mandela, who suffered, struggled and eventually led South Africa out of the scourge of racial apartheid and became,...
  • In South Africa, inequality and economic ills persist

    By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight. Solving the country's economic crisis was another...
  • EU court says gays facing persecution may have grounds for asylum

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- It's a continent where presidents have called homosexuality un-African, un-Godly and anti-human, where same-sex relations are widely banned and gay people are routinely beaten, jailed, harassed or killed. Africa, with its...
  • Letters: Mandela and his legacy

    Re "Anti-apartheid icon reconciled a nation," Obituary, Dec. 6 Hearing of Nelson Mandela's death and the sensation surrounding the passing of a major global statesman, I could just imagine him in jail all those years — celebrating so many...
  • Nelson Mandela is prayed for, celebrated at South African church

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — When South Africa’s national anthem swelled in the Regina Mundi church in Rockville, Soweto, on Sunday, retired teacher Liz Magubane was sure that somewhere, Nelson Mandela could hear them. “That was the...