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Topic - African National Congress
Many people were saddened to hear that Nelson Mandela passed away on Dec. 5 at his home in Johannesburg. The 95-year-old anti-apartheid crusader and former South African president's incredible life had served as an inspiration to different races and religions across the globe.
Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison for his armed militancy against South Africa's apartheid regime only to emerge as a global icon for peaceful resistance and become his nation's first black president, died Thursday in Johannesburg after a long illness. He was 95.
Forensic scientists on Tuesday exhumed two bodies believed to belong to young activists last seen 24 years ago at the home of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as police said they have opened a new murder investigation.
Nelson Mandela left a hospital after "successful" medical tests and returned to his home in Johannesburg on Sunday, the spokesman for South Africa's president said.
Worshippers here prayed Sunday for Mr. Mandela, the hospitalized 94-year-old former president who remains almost a secular saint and a father figure to many in South Africa, a nation of 50 million people that has Africa's top economy.
Inside a Catholic church that once served as a major rallying point for anti-apartheid activists, the image of a gray-suited Nelson Mandela appears in a stained-glass window that also features angels and the cross.
South Africa's deputy president is being urged to challenge President Jacob Zuma for the leadership of the ruling party, the African National Congress.
Freedom of expression needs to be balanced to give the right to dignity and privacy to all South Africans, President Jacob Zuma said this week, after he agreed to withdraw a defamation case against a newspaper cartoonist who depicted him poised to rape Lady Justice.
New security fences. A medical clinic. Firefighting services added for a helipad.
A clash this week at the Gold One International's mine east of Johannesburg, reported by police and company CEO Neal Froneman, was the latest violence to hit South Africa's mines in months of unrest.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will meet Tuesday with South African leaders in the capital, Pretoria, amid somewhat strained relations between the two democratic nations.
Nelson Mandela's African National Congress brought its centenary celebrations to his home village in rural eastern South Africa Wednesday.
South African President Jacob Zuma has withdrawn his legal case against a gallery that displayed a portrait depicting his genitals.
A handwritten sign that said "whites hate blacks" and was carried by one of more than 2,000 protesters in Johannesburg on Tuesday shows that a fierce national debate over a painting depicting the president's genitals is about more than art and the constitution.
A handwritten sign that says "whites hate blacks" carried by one of more than 2,000 protesters in Johannesburg on Tuesday shows that a fierce national debate about a painting depicting the president's genitals is about more than art and the constitution.