FBI probed Mandela death threats

May 31, 2014

FBI probed Mandela death threats

The FBI investigated multiple death threats against Nelson Mandela during his 1990 visit to the United States and relied on an informant for details about the antiapartheid leader’s trip, according to newly released documents. The FBI released hundreds of pages of records tied to ...

South Africa: Mandela's will worth $4.1 million

Feb 4, 2014

South Africa: Mandela's will worth $4.1 million

Nelson Mandela’s estate, worth roughly $4.1 million, will be shared between his family, members of his staff, schools that he attended and the African National Congress, the movement that fought white rule and now governs South Africa, the will’s executors said Monday. Mandela’s third ...

South African opposition groups merge to challenge ANC

Jan 30, 2014

South African opposition groups merge to challenge ANC

Ahead of elections this year, South Africa’s main opposition party merged with a smaller group on Tuesday to jointly challenge the ruling party, whose immense popularity, buoyed by its anti-apartheid credentials and close ties to Nelson Mandela, has frayed amid corruption scandals and other ...

Rabbit in ear of Mandela statue must be removed in South Africa

Jan 23, 2014

Rabbit in ear of Mandela statue must be removed in South Africa

The South African government has ordered the removal of a rabbit that was secretly sculpted into a recently unveiled statue of Nelson Mandela, an official said Wednesday. The artists who built the 9-meter-tall bronze colossus in Pretoria added a rabbit into the ear of ...

Dec 24, 2013

Nelson Mandela: peace at last

by Gwynne Dyer

The Catholic Church consecrates saints with less pomp than was lavished on former South African leader Nelson Mandela during a week-long media orgy. Mandela was no saint; he was just the right man at the right time.

Mossad unwittingly trained Mandela: Israeli archive letter

Dec 24, 2013

Mossad unwittingly trained Mandela: Israeli archive letter

Israel’s state archives have published a 50-year-old letter from the Mossad spy agency claiming it unknowingly offered paramilitary training to a young Nelson Mandela, along with documents illustrating the Jewish state’s sympathy for the anti-apartheid struggle in the 1960s. The release of the documents ...

South Africa holds state funeral for Nelson Mandela

Dec 15, 2013

South Africa holds state funeral for Nelson Mandela

Songs, speeches and the boom of artillery rang across Nelson Mandela’s home village during his funeral Sunday as a tribal chief draped in animal skin declared: “A great tree has fallen.” South Africa was saying goodbye for the last time to the man who ...