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  • Nelson Mandela dies: A photo showed the world the fury of South Africa

    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 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...
  • Nelson Mandela funeral set for Dec. 15; 10 days of mourning begin

    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...
  • Desmond Tutu: Nelson Mandela's legacy will endure

    Desmond Tutu: Nelson Mandela's legacy will endure
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- As many South Africans woke up to the news that Nelson Mandela had died, it was Mandela's fellow Nobel laureate who provided the most comforting words. Mandela's legacy,  Desmond Tutu said Friday, would carry on. The sun...
  • Nelson Mandela dies: Social media reaction

    Nelson Mandela dies: Social media reaction
    [<a href="//storify.com/latimes/nelson-mandela-dies-at-age-95" target="_blank">View the story "Nelson Mandela dies at age 95" on Storify</a>]<h1>Nelson Mandela dies at age 95</h1><h2>South Africa's first black president and...
  • 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...
  • 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...