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  • The brave, the powerful, the liberated remember Nelson Mandela

    The brave, the powerful, the liberated remember Nelson Mandela
    From European royal palaces to impoverished African townships, anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was remembered Friday for his tireless fight against injustice and racism and celebrated for the better world he left behind. Former South African...
  • Nelson Mandela's legacy: As a leader, he was willing to use violence

    Nelson Mandela's legacy: As a leader, he was willing to use violence
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, is a giant in the world of liberation heroes, up there with Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. But unlike Gandhi, who said that nonviolence and...
  • Nelson Mandela mourned by South Florida's leading black politicians

    Nelson Mandela mourned by South Florida's leading black politicians
    Original post | 5:43 p.m. Dec. 6 Updated | 11:45 a.m., 12:43 p.m. and 3:36 Dec. 7 Black political leaders from South Florida, along with many others, are speaking out about Thursday’s death of South African statesman Nelson Mandela. Two of the...
  • The Mandela who saved South Africa -- and offered me orange juice

    The Mandela who saved South Africa -- and offered me orange juice
    It was always there, shimmering on the horizon out my bedroom window: Robben Island, a barren outcrop in the dazzling Atlantic Ocean and the world's most notorious prison. And from as far back as I can remember, there was one fact we knew about that patch...
  • Former Russian defense minister charged in corruption case

    Former Russian defense minister charged in corruption case
    MOSCOW -- Former  Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov was charged with negligence Friday in a case involving the construction of a road to a building that has been identified as the lavish dacha of his brother-in-law. Serdyukov, 51, a former...
  • South Africans rich and poor mourn Nelson Mandela, celebrate his life

    South Africans rich and poor mourn Nelson Mandela, celebrate his life
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- From the glitzy shopping malls of upscale suburban Sandton, north of Johannesburg, to a trash-strewn corner in a crowded Soweto street, South Africans rich and poor, influential and jobless, black and white, united Friday...
  • 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...
  • Out of the Blue: Laguna is Little Cape Town

    Westminster has Little Saigon. Artesia has Little India. Even Anaheim got in the act by declaring a section of Brookhurst Street as Little Arabia. It's high time Laguna memorialized its very prominent South African community and officially declare...
  • Nelson Mandela funeral set for Dec. 15; 10 days of mourning begin

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- After 10 days of national mourning, anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela will be buried on Dec. 15 in a private service in his home village of Qunu, President Jacob Zuma told journalists Friday. The former president, who died...
  • Soweto remembers Mandela: 'He want everybody must be free'

    Soweto remembers Mandela: 'He want everybody must be free'
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- On a street corner in Soweto, David Mohale sat in the warm summer sun Friday, remembering the life of the man who brought him freedom, the hero of the nation's anti-apartheid struggle, Nelson Mandela. He also thought of his...