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South African President Jacob Zuma repeatedly booed and heckled at Nelson Mandela’s funeral

A rain-sodden crowd at the Nelson Mandela memorial repeatedly booed one of his successors as president, Jacob Zuma, Tuesday, in a sign of growing discontent at this generation of South African leaders. As images of Zuma flashed up on the big screens inside the Soweto stadium, there were sustained and…

How U.S. conservatives viewed Nelson Mandela then and now

Nelson Mandela: How US conservatives viewed him then – and now (via The Christian Science Monitor) Mourners celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela in the street outside his old house in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. Flags were lowered to half-staff and people in black townships, in upscale mostly white suburbs…

Afrikaners fear post-Mandela ‘night of the long knives’

GUARDIAN NEWS SERVICE Dirk Smit’s reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela, it would be fair to assume, puts him in the minority of South Africans. “Sort of indifferent, to be honest,” he said flatly of his feelings. “Calling him a terrorist was a fair comment. What we shouldn’t forget…

‘His Day is Done’: Dr. Maya Angelou writes moving poem in honor of Nelson Mandela

Angelou’s poem, His Day is Done, is circulated in 15 languages as a tribute to Mandela ‘on behalf of the American people’ The American writer Maya Angelou has written and recited a poem in honour of Nelson Mandela, whom she met in the 1960s when she lived in Cairo. In…

France-Africa summit opens in shadow of Nelson Mandela’s death

A two-day summit that has brought 40 African leaders to France opened here on Friday against the sombre backdrop of a world in mourning over the death of Nelson Mandela. Flags above the presidential Elysee Palace were flying at half-mast and participants were to observe a minute’s silence in memory…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama to speak on Nelson Mandela’s death

President Barack Obama will deliver a live statement regarding the death on Thursday of South African activist and leader Nelson Mandela. Watch Obama’s remarks live via NBC News below. [Image via Agence France-Presse] Steal this story ... LEGALLY…

Rare Mandela mementos to go up for auction

A collection of Nelson Mandela’s personal items, including his photograph with boxing legend Muhammad Ali, will go under the hammer in South Africa next week, in a rare auction of the peace icon’s memorabilia. The assortment of 79 signed mementos at Wednesday’s auction date from 1964 to 2010. The collection…

White supremacist behind right-wing plot to kill Nelson Mandela jailed for 35 years

The mastermind behind a right-wing extremist plot to kill former South African president Nelson Mandela and drive blacks out of the country was sentenced on Tuesday to 35 years in jail. The ringleader of a white supremacist militia called Boeremag, Mike du Toit, was given the highest sentence of 35…

Medical experts on Nelson Mandela’s long-term prognosis: ‘It does not look good’

South Africa’s peace icon Nelson Mandela is facing a long and uncertain road to recovery, despite his return home from nearly three months in hospital, medical experts said on Monday. The 95-year-old anti-apartheid hero is receiving intensive care for a respiratory illness at his Johannesburg home where he returned Sunday…

Nelson Mandela home but not out of the woods, say friends and family

Although the former South African president has been sent home from hospital, he is still in a critical and unstable condition The world’s most crowded and speculated-upon bedside vigil took a fresh turn on Sunday when Nelson Mandela was sent home from hospital, though still in a critical and sometimes…

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