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Nelson Mandela laughs while celebrating his 89th birthday with children at the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund in Johannesburg.
Rev. Nelson "Fuzzy" Thompson is the long-time local chair of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a group of ministers which came to prominence under Martin Luther King Jr's leadership during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
We tend to think of him as an old man - grey-haired and frail - if only because he was already 71 when most of us first set eyes on him as he walked free from prison in 1990.
The passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the age of 95 , touched people all over the world and celebrities took to Twitter and other social media networks to honor the late activist.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela had close friendships and alliances with many Jews, but his relationship with the Jewish state was complicated.
July 18, 1918 Born to Hendry Mphakanyiswa, a Thembu chief, and Nosekeni Qunu in the Umtata district of the Transkei, at a time when virtually all of Africa was under European colonial rule 1940 Expelled from University of Fort Hare, a leading institution for blacks, for role in a student strike with Oliver Tambo, a future African National Congress ... (more)
A TIMELINE of Nelson Mandela's remarkable life as the world mourns the loss of one of its greatest leaders.
The cost of the 185km project increased by 222% from R6.4-billion in 2006. Within two years, that had almost doubled to R11.8-billion.
I never really knew Nelson Mandela in his illustrious political role. I had certainly dealt with him on some important children's issues when I was working with UNICEF, but my knowledge of Madiba , as he was known to everyone, emerged in a much more personal way.
"Agriculture is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, famers worldwide are increasingly feeling the effects of a warming climate," Mr. Ban said in a message to the Third Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa.
A woman walks past a painting with the face of former South African president Nelson Mandela, central, in a street that sells African style art to tourist in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
Johannesburg street traders hugged, sang and screamed with joy when the Constitutional Court ruled they could be allowed back to trade in the city.
Discovery Ltd. said Standard Bank Group Ltd. is working with a black investor on the sale of about 2 percent of South Africa's largest medical-insurance administrator.
NEW REPORT OFFERS SOLUTIONS TO CLOSE THE GLOBAL FOOD GAP Dec. 4, 2013 Source: UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME news release New research presents solutions to meet the world's growing food needs, while advancing economic development and environmental sustainability.
A dance that looks like a cross between hyped-up hip-hop and Irish line dancing is taking the world by storm.
For years, many celebrities in the U.S. and elsewhere have been open about being gay.