Sat, 11 Jun, 2016
Big guns have fired a salute in the rural village where Nelson Mandela grew up and military servicemen marched stiffly behind his casket on a winding dirt road as South Africa said goodbye for the last time to the man who reconciled the country in its most vulnerable period.
Sun, 15 Dec, 2013
From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela are a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa. Little wonder it’s so sought after — and the source of occasional squabbles.
Mon, 09 Dec, 2013
Down the centuries, each era of human development has shown an extraordinary capacity to produce leaders of great stature. The passing of Nelson Mandela has taken from the South African people, and the world at large, one of the greatest figures of this or any age.
Fri, 06 Dec, 2013
In what can best be described as an act of political cowardice, Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson has performed an astonishing volte-face by withdrawing support for a peace-and-reconciliation centre at the former Maze prison, outside Belfast.
Thu, 22 Aug, 2013
President Barack Obama is to announce a new initiative to double access to electric power in sub-Saharan Africa, part of his effort to build on the legacy of equality and opportunity forged by his personal hero, Nelson Mandela.
Sun, 30 Jun, 2013
England may find themselves in the semi-finals of Euro 2012 tomorrow night or they may be boarding a plane back to London; but whatever the result against Italy in Kiev it appears Roy Hodgson’s side may finally have learned the lesson the world has been waiting for them to grasp for so long; the art of humility.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2012