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'He Will Never Be Forgotten': Prince Harry Ends South African Tour with a Special Visit with Nelson Mandela’s Widow

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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.

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Elizabeth Taylor and Nelson Mandela's Grandsons Unite for World AIDS Day

Elizabeth Taylor and Nelson Mandela's Grandsons Unite for World AIDS Day

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.

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Royal #TBT: When Prince Harry First Visited South Africa and Met the Spice Girls

Royal #TBT: When Prince Harry First Visited South Africa and Met the Spice Girls

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.

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Nelson Mandela's Grandson Arrested for Allegedly Raping Teenage Girl in South Africa

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Nelson Mandela's Grandson Arrested for Allegedly Raping Teenage Girl in South Africa

Originally posted 08/18/2015 08:10AM

Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mbuso Mandela, has been arrested and charged with rape.

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Madonna Says 'I'm Sorry' for Uproar Over MLK and Mandela Photos

Madonna Apologizes for Photoshopped MLK and Mandela Photos

Originally posted 01/03/2015 02:00PM

She says she's sorry.

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Madonna Causes Internet Furor Over MLK and Nelson Mandela Photos

Madonna Causes Internet Furor Over MLK and Nelson Mandela Photos

Originally posted 01/02/2015 04:15PM

Nothing like a social media controversy to start off the new year.

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Idris Elba Talks About His New Album, mi Mandela

Idris Elba Talks About His New Album, mi Mandela

Originally posted 12/08/2014 03:20PM

You're probably familiar with Idris Elba, the actor. But are you familiar with Idris Elba the DJ? The guitarist? The house music buff?

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Nelson Mandela Remembered One Year After His Death

Nelson Mandela Remembered One Year After His Death

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.

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Nelson Mandela Is Laid to Rest

UpdatePosted 12/15/2013 06:00AM

Nelson Mandela Is Laid to Rest

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."

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Fake Deaf Intepreter at Mandela Memorial Says He Is Schizophrenic

Fake Deaf Intepreter at Mandela Memorial Says He Is Schizophrenic

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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