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  • Go Away With ... Jonathan Butler

    Go Away With ... Jonathan Butler
    "Traveling is good for the brain," says musician Jonathan Butler, 52. "The mind needs it. I can't imagine life without getting to see all the amazing, different parts of the world." Born in Cape Town, South Africa, the Grammy-nominated singer-guitarist-...
  • Nelson Mandela not well but still teaching lessons, his family says

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, the former freedom fighter and South Africa's first democratically elected president, now lives at home in a sterilized bedroom rigged as an intensive care unit. A team of doctors attends him around the clock....
  • Nelson Mandela, world icon for equality, dead at 95

    Nelson Mandela, world icon for equality, dead at 95
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, who emerged from more than a quarter of a century in prison to steer a troubled African nation to its first multiracial democracy, uniting the country by reaching out to fearful whites and becoming a...
  • Nelson Mandela, Champion of Forgiveness

    Nelson Mandela, Champion of Forgiveness
    South African leader Nelson Mandela leaves a lengthy list of accomplishments: successfully fighting against apartheid, becoming the first black South African elected to the presidency of that country, chairing the African National Congress, winning the...
  • World mourns Nelson Mandela, South Africa's 'greatest son'

    World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Thursday, praising the long-ailing 95-year-old as an inspiration to the abused and downtrodden worldwide. "We've lost our...
  • Obama: Mandela 'achieved more than could be expected of any man'

    Obama: Mandela 'achieved more than could be expected of any man'
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Thursday paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, saying the former freedom fighter and barrier-breaking president “transformed South Africa and moved all of us.” "He achieved more than could be expected of any man....
  • Fulfilling the legacy of Nelson Mandela

    Fulfilling the legacy of Nelson Mandela
    "Isn't Mandela still president?" That startling question came from a homeless teenager in a Cape Town township during an interview in 2007, as I set off around South Africa to explore the meaning of freedom in the lives of young people. At first, I...
  • Nelson Mandela dies: A photo showed the world the fury of South Africa

    South Africa was in chaos on Feb. 11, 1990, when Nelson Mandela was released from incarceration after 27 years as a political prisoner. Perhaps no image encapsulates more powerfully the turmoil into which he was thrust than a brutal photograph shot...
  • Nelson Mandela dies: His legacy to the arts

    Nelson Mandela dies: His legacy to the arts
    Many people know that Nelson Mandela’s life inspired novels, poems, plays and films, but few people know how powerful his effect on the theater was and how powerful the theater’s effect was on him. The theater served as a mirror to Mandela,...
  • Nelson Mandela: A Reporter's Brief Encounter with Greatness

    Nelson Mandela: A Reporter's Brief Encounter with Greatness
    In 1992, while reporting on the Democratic National Convention in New York City, I had the chance to cover Nelson Mandela. He was the only political figure that ever truly left me in awe. Mandela died in his South African home Thursday at age 95. I...
  • Capitol Hill lawmakers call Nelson Mandela's life an inspiration

    WASHINGTON -- The death of former South African President Nelson Mandela brought swift and heartfelt reaction from members of Congress, many of whom had personally interacted with the anti-apartheid leader, and others who were inspired in their own public...