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  • Portraying Nelson Mandela hits close to home for Idris Elba

    Portraying Nelson Mandela hits close to home for Idris Elba
    British actor Idris Elba is having what he describes as a "beautiful moment" in his career. His off-screen life, though, is another story. This summer, Elba starred in Guillermo del Toro's special-effects action thriller "Pacific Rim," in which he...
  • With Nelson Mandela gone, many South Africans are questioning the ANC

    With Nelson Mandela gone, many South Africans are questioning the ANC
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, cushioned in the comfortable blur of old age, never knew much about the scandals and corruption that have engulfed the party he believed in and its leader, President Jacob Zuma. What would the old man...
  • 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'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

    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,...
  • 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,...
  • William H. Gray III dies at 71; influential Philadelphia politician

    William H. Gray III dies at 71; influential Philadelphia politician
    William H. Gray III, a Baptist minister and Democrat from Philadelphia who during six terms in Congress became the first black party whip — the No. 3 leadership post — and first black chairman of the House Budget Committee, has died. He was...
  • Singer Brandy performs for about 40 people in 90,000-person arena

    Singer Brandy performs for about 40 people in 90,000-person arena
    Brandy reportedly played to a nearly empty arena in South Africa this week. The Grammy Award-winning R&B star was a surprise guest at the Nelson Mandela Sports and Cultural Day concert in Soweto on Saturday, but nearly all of the event-goers were gone...