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  *Nelson Mandela will be laid to rest on Sunday, Dec. 15 at his rural home in Qunu, and a memorial service in a Johannesburg…

The 2013 South-South Awards were held in Midtown Manhattan’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel Sunday evening. The awards honored global leaders who’ve made contributions to sustainable development in…

The Winnie Mandela biopic hits screens on Friday with Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard as the iconic South African couple. It’s but one of two…

In case you’re wondering, Brandy is not mad about the recent events in South Africa. She acknowledges that reports she performed for a small crowd…

  *Brandy was booked to perform in front of a crowd of 90,000 at the First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa as part…

From the streets of Pretoria to Twitter and even aboard the International Space Station, people around the world and beyond it came together to celebrate legendary former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela as he turned 95 years old . The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in South Africa urged people around the world to […]

Good news! According to former president of South Africa Thabo Mbeki, Nelson Mandela may be released from the hospital soon and allowed to recover at home. Mbeki made the prediction on Mandela being discharged Saturday while giving a memorial lecture for the African National Congress. The lecture was reported by South African radio news service Eyewitness News. […]

  After hours of vigils and private family meetings, South Africans awoke to another day of unease Wednesday as ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela remained hospitalized in critical condition. Considered the founding father of South Africa’s democracy, Mandela has been hospitalized since June 8 for a recurring lung infection. Authorities have described his condition as […]

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, 94, has been downgraded from ‘serious but stable’ to ‘critical condition’ today after taking a turn for the worse…

Former South African president Nelson Mandela is recovering well from a lung infection after spending eight days in a Pretoria hospital, his grandson Mandla Mandela…

Nelson Mandela was in serious but stable condition in a Pretoria hospital for the third day Monday with a recurring lung infection, and a foundation led by retired archbishop Desmond Tutu described the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero as an “extraordinary gift” to South Africa. As family members visited South Africa’s first black president in the hospital, […]

  Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, has finally gotten itself a U.S. distributor. At the Cannes Film Festival in France over the weekend, the film’s production companies Pathe International and Distant Horizon struck a deal with The Weinstein Company for distribution throughout North America, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Distribution […]