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Mandela's daughter Zindzi dies in South Africa

Jul 13, 2020 - 9:02 PM

Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi, who was involved in the liberation struggle like her parents, dies at the age of 59

Beyonce to lead Nelson Mandela tribute concert

Dec 02, 2018 - 9:19 PM

The concert is the climax of a year of events celebrating the centennial of Mandela's birth in 1918, and is part of a campaign to tackle poverty, child malnutrition and boost gender equality

Aung San Suu Kyi becomes first person stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship

Oct 03, 2018 - 10:04 AM

The move is made official after Canada's Senate votes to revoke the symbolic honor

AUNG SAN SUU KYI. Myanmar de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Interparliamentary Assembly in Naypyidaw on September 30, 2016. File photo by Aung Htet/ AFP

The week in photos: July 14-20, 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - 1:13 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Croatian supporters react after their team scored in downtown Zagreb on July 15, 2018, during the 2018 Russia World Cup final football match between Croatia and France, the first final World Cup match ever in the history of Croatia. AFP Photo

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Jul 18, 2018 - 1:49 PM

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Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' in Mandela tribute

Jul 17, 2018 - 11:56 PM

Delivering a speech in Johannesburg marking 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth, Obama makes no direct reference to his successor but warns that the 'politics of fear and resentment' were spreading across the world

OBAMA SPEAKS. Former US President Barack Obama speaks during the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the Wanderers cricket stadium in Johannesburg on July 17, 2018. Photo by Gianluigi Guercia/AFP

Obama speech to mark 100 years since Mandela's birth

Jul 17, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The former US president met Mandela only briefly in 2005 but gave a eulogy at his funeral saying Mandela 'makes me want to be a better man'

PIDATO PERPISAHAN. Presiden Barack Obama saat menyampaikan pidato perpisahan di Chicago, Illinois, Rabu, 11 Januari. Foto oleh Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Former U.S. president Barack Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in South Africa

Apr 23, 2018 - 10:29 PM

The Nelson Mandela foundation had been seeking someone with 'an Africa heritage' to deliver an address that will 'deal with issues of democracy' facing the world today

Former US President Barack Obama

The week in photos: April 14-20, 2018

Apr 21, 2018 - 8:19 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People celebrate at the end of the Color Run 2018 race in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on April 15, 2018.The Color Run is a five kilometres paint race without winners nor prizes, while runners are showered with colored powder at stations along the run. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON

The week in photos: March 31-April 6, 2018

Apr 07, 2018 - 3:18 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Children look out of the window of a bus upon their arrival at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab after Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from the former rebel bastion's main town of Douma were evacuated from the last rebel-held pocket in Eastern Ghouta on April 3, 2018.Russia-backed regime forces have retaken control of 95 percent of Eastern Ghouta since February 18 through a combination of a deadly air and ground assault and evacuation deals. / AFP PHOTO / Nazeer al-Khatib

Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela's ex-wife, dies at 81

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:54 PM

Winnie Mandela, who was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, played a high-profile role in the battle to end white-minority rule in South Africa but her place in history was also stained by controversy

PASSED AWAY. In this file photo taken on December 16, 2017 The former wife of the late South African President Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela waves as she attends the 54th ANC National Conference at the NASREC Expo Centre in Johannesburg. Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of South African anti-apartheid fighter and former president Nelson Mandela, died on April 2, 2018 at the age of 81, her spokesman said. Photo by Mujahid Safodien/ AFP

The week in photos: December 16-22, 2017

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:57 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A girl waits for her present next to a man dressed as Santa Claus during a Christmas ceremony at the Palace of the National Military Club in Bucharest on December 21, 2017. Children of the Romanian Army army personnel, who were injured or died on duty, attended a children's show and received Christmas presents. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel MIHAILESCU

What do the Mandelas have to do with Miss World?

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:34 PM

Mandla Mandela on the legacy of his grandfather Nelson Mandela and Beauty with a Purpose

IN PHOTOS: Miss World Organization's visit to Manila

Sep 07, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The organization s chairperson Julia Morley and Miss World 2016 Stephanie del Valle pay a visit to charities and also meet Manny Pacquiao at the Senate

Photo recap: Highlights, Miss World PH 2017 coronation night

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:13 AM

Catriona Gray crowns Laura Lehmann her successor

Laura Lehmann wins Miss World Philippines 2017

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:58 AM

Laura is crowned by Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray

Miss World 2016 Stephanie del Valle on dealing with criticism after her win

Sep 03, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Stephanie shares how she dealt with the criticism and the qualities a Miss World candidate must have

Obama post-Charlottesville tweet most liked ever on Twitter

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Tweeting a quote from Nelson Mandela Obama says No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion

Nelson Mandela dan jalan panjang menuju dunia ideal

Jul 18, 2017 - 12:43 PM

18 Juli diperingati sebagai Hari Mandela hari di mana seluruh manusia diajak untuk mengerjakan kebaikan sekecil apapun

'Involve more young people in HIV work'

Jul 19, 2016 - 3:32 PM

During the opening of the 21st AIDS Conference world leaders scientists and activists emphasize the role of the young generation in ending AIDS

AIDS CONFERENCE. Several activists hold a people's march during the opening of the 21st AIDS conference in South Africa. Photo by Nikos Dacanay

South Africans unite to remember Soweto uprising

Jun 12, 2016 - 12:29 PM

The uprising where at least 170 people were killed is a turning point in the anti apartheid struggle bringing the injustices of the regime to the world s attention and paving the way for the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela

REMEMBERING APARTHEID. Members of traditional churches pray at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on June 11 during a ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Soweto uprising. Photo by Marco Longari/ AFP

S. Africa repatriates anti-apartheid heroes' remains from Russia

Mar 01, 2015 - 9:30 PM

The bodies of Moses Kotane and John Beaver Marks are back in home soil The two were mentors of icon Nelson Mandela and helped make democracy in South Africa possible

BACK HOME. The bust statue of anti-apartheid activist Moses Kotane looks on in the Novodevichy cemetery in Moscow. Photo from

Race relations at crossroads in Mandela's South Africa

Feb 08, 2015 - 3:00 PM

In the 25 years since the late anti apartheid hero s release from prison on February 11 1990 South Africa has had to confront the realities of its divided past

RAINBOW NATION. In this file photo from 2004, South Africans celebrate the announcement of their hosting of the 2010 World Cup by waving their country's flag. Jon Hrusa/File/EPA

Vuvuzelas, silence to mark one year since death of Mandela

Dec 05, 2014 - 12:55 PM

A long list of other events are set to take place into the weekend and beyond dedicated to Mandela the former president who led South Africa out of the dark days of apartheid after enduring 27 years in prison

In this file photo, candles are lit under a portrait of Neslon Mandela before the funeral ceremony of South African former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu on December 15, 2013. File/Odd Andersen/Pool/AFP

Naomi Campbell, inspired by Mandela 7 months on

Jul 26, 2014 - 6:24 PM

Mr Mandela always said to me you have to use who you are to speak up on certain things says the British supermodel

World to celebrate 1st Mandela Day since icon's death

Jul 18, 2014 - 4:25 PM

For the past five years millions have volunteered 67 minutes of their time on July 18 for the common good to mark Nelson Mandela s 67 years of activism for South Africa s freedom

IN MEMORIAM. In this file photo, candles are lit under a portrait of Neslon Mandela before the funeral ceremony of South African former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu on December 15, 2013.  Odd Andersen/Pool/AFP

Tutu latest Anglican to support assisted suicide

Jul 13, 2014 - 2:27 PM

South Africa s Anglican archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu says he supports assisted dying for the terminally ill the day after the Church s former leader backed a bill to legalize it in Britain

FOR THE WIN. Lionel Messi of Argentina reacts after Argentina winning the penalty shoot out during the FIFA World Cup 2014 semi final match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 09 July 2014. Photo by Diego Azubel / EPA

Zuma: South Africa's 'Teflon' leader

May 24, 2014 - 8:03 PM

Charismatic but scandal prone South Africa s leader Jacob Zuma is a former herdboy who could stake a claim to Ronald Reagan s title of Teflon president as he is sworn in for a second term on May 24

S.Africa's Zuma dedicates election win to Mandela

May 11, 2014 - 7:31 AM

20 years to the day of the late liberation leader s inauguration South African President Jacob Zuma dedicates ANC s landslide victory in this week s elections to Nelson Mandela

BOOED. South African Pres. Jacob Zuma arrives for the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013. Photo by Alexander Joe/AFP

Unrest in S. Africa township following vote

May 10, 2014 - 8:16 PM

The Inkatha Freedom Party has made claims of vote rigging in Johannesburg s Alexandra township where the army has been deployed to help quell the unrest

South Africa celebrates 20 years since end of apartheid

Apr 27, 2014 - 10:10 PM

We have made South Africa a much better place to live in says President Jacob Zuma However government shortcomings have become a rallying point for the opposition ahead of the May 7 elections

CELEBRATION. South African people attend the celebration of the 20th anniversary of first democratic elections at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, 27 April 2014. Photo by Ihsaan Haffejee/EPA

Holding Court - Is Kobe better than Mike?

Mar 17, 2014 - 3:46 PM

The debate over whether Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant is the greater player was recently reignited by Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder Columnist Bert Ramirez seeks to settle the issue

BE LIKE MIKE? Thunder star Kevin Durant recently brought up a topic of much debate: Is Kobe Bryant better than Michael Jordan?

U2 to play Mandela song at Oscars

Feb 13, 2014 - 12:48 PM

U2 and Idina Menzel are confirmed performers for the Academy Awards happening in March

ORDINARY LOVE. U2 will sing one of the 4 nominees for Best Original Song. Photo by Robyn Beck/Agence France-Presse

Mandela's estate worth at least $4.1-M, beneficiaries named

Feb 03, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Aside from bequeathments to family Mandela sent 90 000 to 5 universities and the African National Congress will receive a portion of his royalties

NELSON MANDELA. The executors of the late Nelson Mandela's estate will publicly reveal his last will and testament. Rodger Bosch/AFP File Photo

S. Africa's ANC to probe alleged misuse of Mandela memorial funds

Jan 26, 2014 - 10:10 PM

A local newspaper said 5 9 million rand or P24 million was paid to a local transport company linked to the ANC official but reportedly not all of it went to driving mourners to the memorial service

Morgan Freeman mistaken for Mandela in India billboard gaffe

Dec 19, 2013 - 8:43 PM

A photo of the American actor was used in a billboard dedicated to the late South African president

Mandela signer admitted to psychiatric hospital

Dec 19, 2013 - 3:15 PM

The Star newspaper reports Thamsanqa Jantjie s wife Siziwe had taken her husband for a check up to a psychiatric hospital near Johannesburg on Tuesday

'FLAPPING HIS ARMS' In these combination pictures taken on December 10, 2013 US President Barack Obama delivers a speech next to a sign language interpreter (R) during the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. AFP/Alexander Joe

Winnie Mandela blasts family feud reports

Dec 19, 2013 - 8:01 AM

Winnie Madikizela Mandela slammed mischievous innuendos and apartheid style tactics that insinuated a dynastic battle within the extended Mandela family

UNITED. The ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela Madikizela (L), and the widow of Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel (C), stand by the coffin of South African former president Nelson Mandela during his funeral ceremony in Qunu, South Africa, on 15 December 2013. EPA/Odd Andersen/Pool

Mandela tops 2013 Google searches

Dec 17, 2013 - 11:01 PM

Second in the global top 10 list was The Fast and The Furious film celebrity Paul Walker who was killed in a car crash last month followed by Apple s iPhone 5s

NELSON MANDELA. The former South African President has died. Rodger Bosch/AFP File Photo

South Africa moves on after Mandela laid to rest

Dec 16, 2013 - 4:25 PM

South Africans started coming to terms with the loss of Nelson Mandela a day after he was buried at the end of a life struggle for freedom and equality

FINAL FAREWELL. Candles are lit under a portrait of Neslon Mandela before the funeral ceremony of South African former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu on December 15, 2013.  AFP / Pool / Odd Andersen

Nelson Mandela laid to rest

Dec 15, 2013 - 7:38 PM

UPDATED His burial in the rural village of Qunu where he spent his early childhood closes the final chapter on a towering public figure and global symbol of freedom and hope

FINAL FAREWELL. Candles are lit under a portrait of Neslon Mandela before the funeral ceremony of South African former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu on December 15, 2013.  AFP / Pool / Odd Andersen

Mandela returns home

Dec 14, 2013 - 10:45 PM

The anti apartheid icon is set to be buried Sunday December 15 ending 10 days of national mourning and global tributes

Mandela's 'long walk' nears its end

Dec 14, 2013 - 7:42 PM

Sunday s funeral will begin at 8:00 am with a two hour ceremony for 5 000 people

ALMOST THE END. Women are consoled as they react in sadness after walking past the casket of late South African President Nelson Mandela, on the final day of lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo by Matt Dunham/EPA

Tutu 'not invited' to Mandela burial

Dec 14, 2013 - 5:36 PM

4th UPDATE South African peace icon Desmond Tutu says it would have been disrespectful to Tata for him to gatecrash Mandela s funeral

Queues deprive thousands of final Mandela goodbye

Dec 13, 2013 - 11:35 PM

For those who did manage to enter the venue the last glimpse of Mandela prompted powerful feelings

Mandela memorial 'fake' deaf signer claims schizophrenia attack

Dec 12, 2013 - 9:11 PM

Thamsanqa Jantjie claims he had a sudden attack of schizophrenia during the memorial

Mandela memorial sign language interpreter a 'fraud'

Dec 12, 2013 - 3:16 PM

The interpreter who translated eulogies including those of US President Barack Obama and Mandela s grandchildren looked as if he was trying to swat a few flies away from his face and his head

'FLAPPING HIS ARMS' In these combination pictures taken on December 10, 2013 US President Barack Obama delivers a speech next to a sign language interpreter (R) during the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. AFP/Alexander Joe

'Happy tears' as South Africans celebrate Mandela's life

Dec 12, 2013 - 7:50 AM

International and local stars from Johnny Clegg to Annie Lennox took to the stage in the free concert in Cape Town to pay tribute to Mandela s remarkable life and journey

CELEBRATING MADIBA. People cheer during the Nelson Mandela tribute concert called "A life celebrated" at Cape Town Stadium on December 11, 2013 in Cape Town. AFP/Rodger Bosch

Tutu home burgled during visit to Mandela memorial

Dec 11, 2013 - 9:58 PM

It is second time in 5 months that Tutu s home in the Milnerton area of Cape Town had been hit

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Dec 11, 2013 - 9:29 PM

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