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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • South Africa: Man joins vigilante mob, which burns his son alive

    South Africa: Man joins vigilante mob, which burns his son alive
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — On Sunday morning, the residents of Khutsong, a township west of Johannesburg, decided they were fed up with crime and gangsters. A crowd gathered in a local stadium near the township to decide what to do about youth...
  • In new Mandela center, fragments from the past tell his story

    In new Mandela center, fragments from the past tell his story
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Inside the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory, opened Monday by President Jacob Zuma, a small fragment of compacted mud is all that remains of the hut where Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo village in the Eastern Cape 95 years...
  • 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...
  • 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 and music: 10 essential anti-apartheid songs

    Nelson Mandela and music: 10 essential anti-apartheid songs
    Nelson Mandela was, quite famously, a fan of European classical music. His two favorite composers were George Frideric Handel and Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, but he grew up exposed to the country’s rich tradition of vocal groups forging a unique form...
  • Zuma urges South Africans to realize Nelson Mandela's vision of unity

    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...