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UN establishes 'Nelson Mandela Prize' to honour his achievements

Jun 07, 2014

UN establishes 'Nelson Mandela Prize' to honour his achievements

Our best tribute to Nelson Mandela is not found in words or ceremonies but in actions that take up the torch he passed to us," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. #World #United Nations #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #Nelson Mandela #Nelson Mandela award
Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou passes away at 86

May 29, 2014

Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou passes away at 86

Her death was confirmed in a statement issued by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she had served as a professor of American Studies since 1982. #World #Life #Literature #Poetry #InMemorium #Nelson Mandela #Maya Angelou #African-American poets #Malcolm X
South Africa polls: Counting begins, ANC likely to return to power

May 08, 2014

South Africa polls: Counting begins, ANC likely to return to power

Voting ended peacefully in the fifth all-race polls in South Africa that are expected to return the ruling ANC to power, 20 years after anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was first elected as president in 1994. #World #NewsTracker #South Africa #Nelson Mandela #ANC
South Africa set to go to polls on Wednesday

May 06, 2014

South Africa set to go to polls on Wednesday

The 2014 elections will be the first in which the so-called 'Born Frees' people born after 1994 in a democratic South Africa will be casting their votes. #Elections #NewsTracker #South Africa #Nelson Mandela #Jacob Zuma #African National Congress #polls #ANC #South Africa polls
Nelson Mandela's will is worth $4.1 million

Feb 03, 2014

Nelson Mandela's will is worth $4.1 million

Nelson Mandela's estate, worth roughly $4.1 million, will be shared between his family, members of his staff, schools that he attended and the African National Congress #death #South Africa #Nelson Mandela #Family feud #Will #Mandla Mandela #Mandela family

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Nelson Mandela's will is worth $4.1 million

Jun 20, 2014

Winds of change slow to reach Swaziland, where a trial highlights human rights concerns

A jailed opponent of Swaziland's government wore the traditional animal skin garb of a Zulu warrior and invoked Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. in a courtroom speech in the landlocked African kingdom, which has largely sidestepped currents ... #Martin Luther King, Jr. #Swaziland #Nelson Mandela #Johannesburg
Nelson Mandela's will is worth $4.1 million

Jun 21, 2014

Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson once asked Nelson Mandela if he ‘ever had a lap dance’

It may not seem like the question to ask arguably the political icon of the age. But when Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson met Nelson Mandela, he asked the South African president and revolutionary: "Have you ever had a lap dance?... #Nelson Mandela #Jeremy Clarkson
Nelson Mandela's will is worth $4.1 million

Jul 12, 2014

Desmond Tutu plea for 'assisted dying' before historic Lords debate

Archbishop calls for 'mind shift' on right to die and condemns as 'disgraceful' the treatment of the dying Nelson Mandela Desmond Tutu, one of the world's most eminent religious leaders, has made an extraordinary intervention in the debate over assis... #Nelson Mandela #Desmond Tutu #House of Lords