Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader and global human rights icon, is now in critical condition in a South African hospital, according to the country’s government. The 94-year-old former South African president was admitted to a Pretoria hospital June 8 for a recurring lung infection. Mandela had visited the hospital three times in the past six […]

Former President of South Africa and humanitarian Nelson “Madiba” Mandela (pictured) would have been 96 today. The world lost the great leader and proponent of change…

All South African bank notes will now feature former anti-apartheid leader and South African president, Nelson Mandela. The announcement was made to coincide with the 22nd anniversary of Mandela’s release from prison, where he served 27 years for fighting against Apartheid. Mandela was the first President of South Africa after the end of apartheid in […]

Nelson Mandela will not be attending the 100th anniversary of the African National Congress (ANC) due to health issues Voice of America reports. SEE ALSO: Why GOP Candidates Keep Talking Race College Kids Boo Santorum Party Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe announced Friday that Mandela will miss the activities saying, “he is in good spirits, but very, […]

South Africa is celebrating the 93rd birthday today of its most prized national figure, anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Close to 12 million students sang “Happy Birthday” to Mandela before school began today. But one of the many things African students — and people all across the world can look towards to for inspiration — are […]

SOUTH AFRICA – Jennifer Hudson prepared for her upcoming role in the movie “Winnie” about South African civil rights leader and wife of former President, Nelson Mandela by sleeping in a South African prison similar to the one where Winnie Mandela spent 500 days. RELATED: Best Michael Jackson songs you’ve never heard of Essence reports: […]

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s president has visited Nelson Mandela at his home in Johannesburg, the latest in a steady stream of well-wishers.

JOHANNESBURG– Former South African President Nelson Mandela was hospitalized overnight for routine medical tests, reigniting fears over the health of the frail 92-year-old anti-apartheid icon.

Nelson Mandela's greatest pleasure, his most private moment, is watching the sun set with the music of Handel or Tchaikovsky playing. Locked up in his cell during daylight hours, deprived of music, both these simple pleasures were denied him for decades.