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Activist leader Mamphela Ramphele suddenly exits South Africa presidential race

Activist leader Mamphela Ramphele suddenly exits South Africa presidential race

| February 12, 2014

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.

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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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Mamphela Ramphele enters race for South Africa presidency

Mamphela Ramphele enters race for South Africa presidency

| February 6, 2014

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.

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Former Rwandan spy chief Patrick Karegeya dies mysteriously in exile

Former Rwandan spy chief Patrick Karegeya dies mysteriously in exile

| January 14, 2014

(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 […]

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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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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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