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Nelson Mandela

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  • U2 wants to avoid the 'esoteric' on new album, win an Oscar

    U2 wants to avoid the 'esoteric' on new album, win an Oscar
    U2 is a band that is used to big statements, political activism and rallying behind a cause. This past weekend, however, the band's larger-than-life frontman Bono was talking about the band's late-career efforts to simplify. Well, that and also his desire...
  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76; boxer wrongly imprisoned 19 years

    When Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was at his best as a boxer, it would have been impossible to foresee Nelson Mandela or Bob Dylan doing him any favors. With his fearsome, drop-dead glare, precisely cut goatee and glistening, shaved head, Carter was violent...
  • Stretch of Cicero Avenue could be renamed for Nelson Mandela

    Stretch of Cicero Avenue could be renamed for Nelson Mandela
    SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois House today approved a measure to name a section of Cicero Avenue for the late Nelson Mandela. Mandela Road would start at Roosevelt Road on the south and end at West Grand Avenue on the north, said Rep. LaShawn Ford, whose...
  • Pistorius, Zuma: Is this really the best South Africa can do?

    Pistorius, Zuma: Is this really the best South Africa can do?
    In South Africa today, as the country celebrates the 20th anniversary of its democracy and prepares for elections, two deeply flawed folk heroes — one venal, the other violent — have commandeered the headlines. The president, Jacob Zuma, was...
  • Witness recalls demo in 'how to slit a throat' as terror trial opens

    NEW YORK -- On a ranch in rural Oregon, a radical Muslim holding a dagger with a curved blade yanked back the head of a kneeling young man and brought the metal to his neck.  "He said he was going to show us how to properly slice someone's throat,"...
  • As South Africa elections approach, disillusionment is leading

    On a red-dust wasteland at the edge of this South African shantytown, little white pegs in the ground mark the government's assurance that it would provide running water and electricity before Wednesday's national elections. It was a promise never kept....
  • South Africans vote, some under heavy security

    South Africans vote, some under heavy security
    Hundreds of police and soldiers enforced calm Wednesday as voters lined up in this trash-strewn township southwest of Johannesburg where angry gas-bomb throwing mobs have rioted repeatedly in recent months over lack of government services. South...
  • South Africans vote for ANC, a party they're fed up with

    South Africans vote for ANC, a party they're fed up with
    In this drab township pocked by ponds of raw sewage and piles of uncollected trash, voters who lined up Wednesday to cast ballots in South Africa's election aired similar complaints: lack of jobs, lack of sewer pipes, uncollected trash, poor government...
  • New releases: Disney's Oscar-winning heartwarmer 'Frozen'

    Frozen Disney/Buena Vista, $29.99; Blu-ray, $44.99 Available on VOD beginning March 18 Disney's clever, heartwarming Rapunzel riff "Tangled" was a surprise smash back in 2010, setting the stage for last year's billon-dollar-grossing, multi-Oscar-...
  • An African seeks understanding and refuge in Israel

    This evening, like most recently, a crowd had massed in Tel Aviv's Lewinsky Park. Huddled under blankets, hundreds of immigrants milled across worn-down grass as speakers passed around a microphone, discussing upcoming demonstrations. It was the...
  • South Africa ombudsman: Zuma housing upgrade was 'license to loot'

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South African President Jacob Zuma personally benefited from a $23-million state-paid “security” upgrade to his private residence in rural KwaZulu-Natal, according to South Africa’s public protector, an...