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  • Nelson Mandela memorial: Flap over 'hand-flapping' interpreter

    Nelson Mandela memorial: Flap over 'hand-flapping' interpreter
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The official sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's state memorial service on Tuesday didn't even know the gestures for "South Africa" or "thank you," according to representatives of organizations for deaf people....
  • Laughter, 'selfie' reflect festive mood at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Laughter, 'selfie' reflect festive mood at Nelson Mandela memorial
    Three world leaders -- a white conservative, a black liberal and an unpretentious woman governing the happiest country on Earth -- mirthfully huddled together for a photo capturing a momentous event. Nelson Mandela would have been pleased. The...
  • Paul Greenberg: Two Africans

    "I'm only human," people say to excuse their faults. Only human? To be human, and, more impressive, to remain human is no small thing. Think of Solzhenitsyn in the Gulag, or Bonhoeffer in a concentration camp. Being only human isn't an excuse; it's our...
  • South Africans line up to view Nelson Mandela's body

    South Africans line up to view Nelson Mandela's body
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Theophalus Riba got up early Wednesday and hurried to participate in something momentous: He stood in line for five hours under the hot sun to see the casket of Nelson Mandela. The last time Riba had waited in line that...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Nelson Mandela answered the hero's call

    Most ideas begin small. They’re like saplings stretching for sunlight from a forest floor. Vines, the forest predators, twist and turn and often strangle a new seedling. Ideas are the same. They too have a precarious beginning. Their predators are...
  • Schizophrenic served as sign interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The sign language interpreter who stood a few feet from President Obama and other world leaders during Nelson Mandela's memorial service acknowledged Thursday being a schizophrenic with a history of violence. Thamsanqa...
  • Wine Find | 2012 Fairview Goats do Roam

    Wine Find | 2012 Fairview Goats do Roam
    2012 Fairview Goats do Roam red wine From: South Africa Price: $9 Serve with: Hamburgers, pizza It seemed fitting to toast Nelson Mandela with a South African wine. In addition to everything else he accomplished, Mandela cleared the way for...
  • Mandela memorial's interpreter tells of schizophrenic episode onstage

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — He was standing just a few feet from arguably the world's most powerful leader, President Obama, at the memorial service for arguably the world's most beloved man, Nelson Mandela. It was the greatest moment of his...
  • With Nelson Mandela gone, many South Africans are questioning the ANC

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, cushioned in the comfortable blur of old age, never knew much about the scandals and corruption that have engulfed the party he believed in and its leader, President Jacob Zuma. What would the old man...
  • As Mandela's home village prepares for funeral, some are left out

    As Mandela's home village prepares for funeral, some are left out
    QUNU, South Africa -- A fine strong bull was chosen in Qunu, Nelson Mandela’s home village, to accompany him on his final journey. It must be slaughtered before Sunday’s funeral, so that it may go with him to the other side, according to...
  • South Africa holds state funeral for Mandela

    South Africa holds state funeral for Mandela
    QUNU, South Africa -- As 4,500 dignitaries bid farewell to South African Nelson Mandela at his state funeral Sunday, it was an old prison comrade, Ahmed Kathrada, who conveyed the nation's devastating loss. Mourners including members of the extended...