Colin Powell remembers ‘the real Nelson Mandela’ By Anthony Zurcher Editor, Echo Chambers Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell shared his memories of Nelson Mandela with the BBC on Friday. “He was always a presence in my life and my early years in public service,” Mr Powell said. “He was something of a contemporary […]
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A possible challenge to the leadership of South Africa President Jacob Zuma was crushed last week with news that Mamphela Ramphele would not be a candidate.
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
South Africa’s Democratic Alliance has announced that anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele will be their presidential candidate for this year’s elections which take place in April.
(GIN)—Six years after obtaining political asylum in South Africa, former Rwandan intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya died under mysterious circumstances in a hotel room in Johannesburg. South African police say the dissident appeared to have been strangled with a rope and a bloodied towel found in the hotel room safe. Mr. Karegeya was a colonel under […]
Graca Machel, third wife of former leader Nelson Mandela, will handle husband Nelson’s affairs, said a spokesman for the AbaThembu royal family.
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.
(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 […]