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  • Nelson Mandela wore the mantle of saint reluctantly

    Nelson Mandela wore the mantle of saint reluctantly
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — An irritable man who got cross when he couldn’t have his favorite brand of mineral water? A fusser who obsessively folded his daily newspapers just so, who got annoyed if things weren’t lined up in their...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 9, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where mourners sing outside the home of former president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. Scores of heads of state and government and other foreign dignitaries, including royalty, are beginning to...
  • South Africa needs to hear Nelson Mandela's message anew

    South Africa needs to hear Nelson Mandela's message anew
    The long public farewell to Nelson Mandela will end on Sunday. After 10 days celebrating his life and mourning his death, South Africans will bury their leader in his family's village of grazing cows and one-room, tin-roofed shacks. Mandela leaves...
  • As Mandela's home village prepares for funeral, some are left out

    As Mandela's home village prepares for funeral, some are left out
    QUNU, South Africa -- A fine strong bull was chosen in Qunu, Nelson Mandela’s home village, to accompany him on his final journey. It must be slaughtered before Sunday’s funeral, so that it may go with him to the other side, according to...
  • Atlantic fishing nations fail to act to protect sharks, tuna

    Atlantic fishing nations fail to act to protect sharks, tuna
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nations whose fleets fish for bluefin tuna and sharks ended a meeting in South Africa without reaching agreement on action to protect critically endangered species, environmentalist groups said. A proposal to ban fishing of...
  • Sex assault on baby casts harsh light on South Africa rape crisis

    Sex assault on baby casts harsh light on South Africa rape crisis
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Thursday morning's South African front page headlines screamed out the latest scandal: For a final exam, high school drama students were asked to dramatize the rape of a baby using a broom and a loaf of bread. But outrage...
  • Botswana accused of allowing fracking in national parks

    Botswana accused of allowing fracking in national parks
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The government of Botswana has quietly allowed international companies to explore for natural gas in some of the country's most sensitive national parks using the controversial drilling method of hydraulic fracturing,...
  • 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...
  • When Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles

    When Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles
    Twenty-three years ago, for barely 24 hours, Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles. It was 1990, and he had been a free man for only a handful of months, but he had been a symbol for years -- of endurance, of the black-and-white apartheid battle in South...
  • Fulfilling the legacy of Nelson Mandela

    Fulfilling the legacy of Nelson Mandela
    "Isn't Mandela still president?" That startling question came from a homeless teenager in a Cape Town township during an interview in 2007, as I set off around South Africa to explore the meaning of freedom in the lives of young people. At first, I...
  • Nelson Mandela not well but still teaching lessons, his family says

    Nelson Mandela not well but still teaching lessons, his family says
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, the former freedom fighter and South Africa's first democratically elected president, now lives at home in a sterilized bedroom rigged as an intensive care unit. A team of doctors attends him around the clock....