Tag: nelson mandela

Nelson Mandela’s will reveals unpleasant surprise for second wife Winnie

Nelson Mandela’s will reveals unpleasant surprise for second wife Winnie

| February 12, 2014

Family feuds could stall settlement of Nelson Mandela’s estate, estimated at $4.1 million. The family met last week to hear the reading of the will

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Royal family opposes eviction of Graca Machel, Mandela’s third wife

Royal family opposes eviction of Graca Machel, Mandela’s third wife

| January 2, 2014

Graca Machel, third wife of former leader Nelson Mandela, will handle husband Nelson’s affairs, said a spokesman for the AbaThembu royal family.

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Tutu chides ANC for excluding minority whites at Mandela service

Tutu chides ANC for excluding minority whites at Mandela service

| December 24, 2013

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an activist in the anti-apartheid struggle, said he was dismayed at the “blatant exclusion” of Afrikaners from memorial services for Nelson Mandela.

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Poem in memory of Madiba…

Poem in memory of Madiba…

| December 20, 2013

By Omowale-Ketu Oladuwa—Qunu Qunu /the troublemaking child returns to your earth / Stone’s cry out and the people celebrate his dance of life…

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Mandela: ‘What a mighty good man’

Mandela: ‘What a mighty good man’

| December 19, 2013

If we examine this humble man’s motivation and contributions. Perhaps then we will recognize how fortunate we are to have lived during his time.

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Maya Angelou pens Mandela tribute: ‘His Day Is Done’

Maya Angelou pens Mandela tribute: ‘His Day Is Done’

| December 18, 2013

(GIN)—A video tribute to Nelson Mandela by poetess Maya Angelou is being distributed widely over the Internet. Ms. Angelou reads the poem with deep feeling on the video, which was heard recently on the news show DemocracyNow! The American novelist, in an interview with CBS New York, described meeting Mandela in the 1960s. Mandela and […]

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Honoring Mandela

Honoring Mandela

| December 16, 2013

As the world mourns the passing of South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, his close friend and political stalwart Tokyo Sexwale says much needs to be done to honor his legacy.

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Unprecedented social media outpouring at Mandela’s passing

Unprecedented social media outpouring at Mandela’s passing

| December 16, 2013

(GIN)—Record numbers of Facebook and Twitter users posted their thoughts and prayers for former South African leader Nelson Mandela and the nation with numbers running in the hundreds of thousands. Poems, videos, prayers and elegies filled the internet ether, before, during and after the state’s memorial service which took place Dec. 10 under heavy rain […]

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Video: Mandela tribute by Maya Angelou

Video: Mandela tribute by Maya Angelou

| December 16, 2013

This video message was delivered by Dr. Maya Angelou on behalf of the American people in memory of Nelson Mandela.

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Mandela, pacifist or rebel?

Mandela, pacifist or rebel?

| December 13, 2013

By Diana Cariboni MONTEVIDEO (IPS)—Perhaps it’s a false contradiction. But, today there are many who stress the pacifist message with which South Africa’s Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) emerged from prison in 1990, while few put an emphasis on his rebellion against apartheid, including armed rebellion, which landed him in prison. Mandela was a political activist and […]

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