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Mandela’s radicalism often ignored by Western admirers

By Simon Hooper Nelson Mandela will be celebrated primarily for the dignity with which he emerged onto the world stage after decades in prison and for the forgiveness that he displayed toward his former enemies in forging a democratic, multiracial … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela changed the course of history – for South Africa and the US

By Jesse Jackson President Nelson Mandela was truly a transformative force in the history of South Africa and the world. My heart weighs heavy about his transition, but we are reassured because his life was full, and we know the … Continue reading

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South Africa’s week of mourning for ‘outstanding son’ Mandela

By Julian Borger, David Smith, and Harriet Sherwood South Africa is set for a week of mourning after the death of Nelson Mandela, the most universally loved and revered leader in history, through a series of events to celebrate his … Continue reading

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Chomee – We Love You Mandela

You have entered the glowing paradise of our fathers. It is time for you to rest. Thank You Madiba.

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Honoring Nelson Mandela

By George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States I was honored to be the first American President to welcome Mr. Mandela to the White House. It remains a genuine highlight from those four years I was privileged … Continue reading

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South Africa’s Nelson Mandela dies

Mr Mandela, 95, led South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison. He had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital. In a statement on South … Continue reading

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

This film arrives in the USA on November 29, 2013 in limited release. Idris Elba stars as Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris stars as Winnie Mandela in the film directed by Justin Chadwick that chronicles Nelson Mandela’s life.

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South Africans on Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

By Milton Nkosi South Africans are flocking to the cinemas to watch a film about their former President, Nelson Mandela. The movie Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, starring British actor Idris Elba, is based on the former political prisoner’s autobiography … Continue reading

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Tribute to Nelson Mandela

By Muhammad Ali Mandela. One name. One man. One mission: Saving a nation from itself. Few men in the history of mankind have had more impact on a nation and inspired the world. Mandela. He led his country from the … Continue reading

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Mall developers feel the pull of Africa’s consumer boom

By Matthew Bigg and Tiisetso Motsoeneng When Wal-Mart Stores (WMT.N), the world’s top retailer, bought control of major South African discount chain Massmart Holdings (MSMJ.J) in 2011, American shopping mall developer Irwin Barkan had an epiphany. An industry veteran of 30 years, Barkan’s … Continue reading

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