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'He Will Never Be Forgotten': Prince Harry Ends South African Tour with a Special Visit with Nelson Mandela’s Widow
Originally posted 12/03/2015 02:15PM
Prince Harry wrapped up his four-day tour of South Africa with a poignant visit with Nelson Mandela's widow, Graca Machel on Thursday.
Originally posted 12/02/2015 02:25PM
Nelson Mandela and Elizabeth Taylor were both pioneers in the fight against HIV and AIDS during their lifetimes – and now their grandsons are working to continue their legacies.
Originally posted 11/26/2015 03:30PM
After his emotional visit to Lesotho this week, Prince Harry will head to South Africa – the trip bringing up memories of his first official visit there in November 1997.
Originally posted 08/18/2015 08:10AM
Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mbuso Mandela, has been arrested and charged with rape.
Originally posted 01/03/2015 02:00PM
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Originally posted 01/02/2015 04:15PM
Nothing like a social media controversy to start off the new year.
Originally posted 12/08/2014 03:20PM
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Originally posted 12/05/2014 07:00PM
A year after revolutionary Nelson Mandela's death, people in his native South Africa and across the world are paying tribute to him.
Originally posted 12/14/2013 10:00PM
Former South African president Nelson Mandela was buried Sunday after a funeral ceremony that included a 21-gun salute and fly-overs by military aircraft as well as a eulogy by a traditional leader wearing an animal skin.
Mandela's casket was lowered into the earth after military pallbearers carried it to the family gravesite in the rolling hills of Qunu, the rural village in eastern South Africa, which was the childhood home of the anti-apartheid leader who became the country's first democratically-elected president.
Banyanda Nyengule, head of the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha and Qunu, was one of the eyewitnesses to the private burial and said it hit him hard.
"I realized that the old man is no more, no more with us you know," Nyengule said. "The moment when the coffin went down into the ground I felt too ... emotional."
Originally posted 12/12/2013 07:35AM
The man who stood next to President Obama and other world leaders and faked sign language during Tuesday's memorial for Nelson Mandela says he suffers from schizophrenia and had an attack that caused him to hear voices and hallucinate on stage.
The man, identified as Thamsanqa Jantjie, 34, claims he is a real interpreter but that a schizophrenic episode caused him to lose concentration and start making meaningless signs, reports South Africa's Star newspaper.
"There was nothing I could do," Jantjie tells the paper. "I was alone in a very dangerous situation. I tried to control myself and not show the world what was going on. I am very sorry, it's the situation I found myself in."
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