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In a move that could have major political ramifications for South Africa's ruling African National Congress party, the country's biggest trade union called Friday for President Jacob Zuma to resign and said it will not support the ANC in next year's elections.
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Apartheid, pioneered in the U.S. South, became generally unacceptable when idealistic statements such as the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights received worldwide respect.
A public sign in India, aimed at paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, flopped when passersby noted that it used a photo of actor Morgan Freeman instead of the late South African president.
Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini has advised the trade union federation's suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi to stop addressing gatherings until his disciplinary hearing is over.
South Africa's government dismissed criticisms on Thursday that a $21 million state-funded security upgrade of President Jacob Zuma 's private home was extravagant, saying features such as a chicken coop and cattle pen were more than "nice to haves".
Nelson Mandela's birth name was Rolihlahla, a Xhosa word that translates as "troublemaker".
Amandla! In 1992, children swarm round the African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela as he visits a squatter settlement south of Johannesburg.
Nelson Mandela was certainly a great freedom-fighter. Though he was some kind of a radical during his youth and early adulthood, he became an advocate of non-violence and peaceful means of struggling for social change and reform during his senior or elderly years.
Nelson "Madiba" Mandela started secretly writing his autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom" while still serving what he had every reason to believe might very well be a life sentence on Robben Island.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said that Nelson Mandela would have been appalled that Afrikaners were excluded from memorial services marking his death.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa's second deputy president, Christine Olivier, said it was decided a conference had to be held after serious discussion about the Congress of South African Trade Unions .
Perhaps it's a false contradiction. But today there are many who stress the pacifist message with which South Africa's Nelson Mandela emerged from prison in 1990, while few put an emphasis on his rebellion against apartheid, including armed rebellion, which landed him in prison.
Excerpt from Nelson Mandela's historic address at Riverside Church in New York City as part of an interfaith 'Service of Thanksgiving for Nelson Mandela' on July 2nd, 1990 Nelson Mandela was born in a small village in and around very humble conditions.
Retired Diplomat, K. B. Asante says the government of Ghana's first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah "in a way snubbed Mandela" and the African National Congress , when the late anti-apartheid icon came to Ghana in the 1960s to seek support in the fight apartheid.
The bogus sign language interpreter at last week's Nelson Mandela memorial service was among a group of people who accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death by setting fire to tires placed around their necks, one of the interpreter's cousins and three of his friends told The Associated Press Monday.