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  • Nelson Mandela, South African crusader for racial equality, dies at 95

    Nelson Mandela, South African crusader for racial equality, dies at 95
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, South Africa's beloved first black president and anti-apartheid hero, has died after suffering recurring lung infections that were the legacy of tuberculosis contracted in prison during his long fight...
  • 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....
  • 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'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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama to speak at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Obama to speak at Nelson Mandela memorial
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- President Obama will deliver a tribute at Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday at a stadium in the Johannesburg township of Soweto. It was where South Africa's former leader made his last public appearance, in 2010, at...
  • Watch it live: Nelson Mandela's memorial service

    Watch it live: Nelson Mandela's memorial service
    More than 90 world leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans plan to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service Tuesday in the Johannesburg township of Soweto. The gathering, part of 10 days of national mourning, takes place...
  • At Mandela memorial service, Obama urges world to honor his spirit

    At Mandela memorial service, Obama urges world to honor his spirit
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In a misty rain that African officials said symbolized the departure of a great leader, mourners wept at South Africa’s state memorial for Nelson Mandela, but also sang, danced and ululated to celebrate the man...
  • Can a handshake ever be more than just a handshake?

    It was one of the most awe-inspiring events of our lifetime: Ninety world leaders joining 100,000 South Africans in Johannesburg's World Cup Stadium for a four-hour-long celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela. But what did the U.S. media focus on? Not...