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Mandela death: Cousin recounts his rebellious early life

<b>When 91-year-old Nozolile Mtirara speaks of Nelson Mandela, she speaks of a simple man.</b><p>The widow of one of Mr Mandela's cousins - and close childhood friend - she remembers a man who enjoyed eating sheep tripe and reminiscing about his days as a young herd boy.<p>The two met when Nozolile married …

Nelson Mandela shared final moments with wife and former wife, says friend

Nelson Mandela's final moments were spent off a life support machine, with his wife, Graça Machel, and his former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at his bedside, witnesses have said.<p>The former president died at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, at 8.50pm on Thursday,sending millions into mourning …

The Media and Mandela: Praise even from those who once opposed him

Just about everyone loved Nelson Mandela in death. But that was not always true in life.<p>The outpouring of well-deserved media tributes, which will continue through the funeral, have highlighted how many lives he touched around the world.<p>But Mandela had plenty of detractors when he was alive, and I …

Prince Charles to Represent Queen at Mandela Funeral

As most senior royal after his mother, who no longer flies long-haul, Prince Charles was always the obvious choice<p>It was announced last year that the …

Now Praised By Presidents, Mandela Wasn't Always Admired In The U.S.

As President Obama travels to South Africa for Nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday, it might seem as though Mandela was an eternal object of admiration for U.S. presidents and the American public. But that wasn't the case by a long shot.<p>During Mandela's 27 years behind bars, successive …

Crowds brave rain for Mandela's funeral

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Honoring Mandela, In Gestures Large And Small

Standing in a steady drizzle at dawn, Lerato Maphanga took a black marker to a whitewashed wall that's serving as a condolences board outside Nelson Mandela's old home in Soweto, South Africa.<p>"Thank you, Tata [father], rest in peace," she wrote Tuesday. Then she signed it, "Born Free," a reference …

Obama Urges World: Act on Mandela Legacy

Sign language interpreter a 'fake'

JOHANNESBURG — The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake." Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa's …

Mandela’s Complicated Legacy: Who Profits from Mandela’s Brand?

Mandela’s name has been linked to everything from groups like “Bikers for Mandela” to a collection of fine wines, and members of his extended family …

Mandela's jail warden tells how a man he saw as a terrorist became a 'brother'

In a worn album he keeps in a dark wooden cabinet, Jack Swart, a former prison warden, has photos of himself shaking hands with two men who defined modern South Africa. In one is Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid. In the other is Nelson Mandela, whose decades of struggle helped bring …

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Sept. 22, 2011: President Obama holds a child after delivering remarks on the American Jobs Act beneath the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge in Cincinnati, Ohio (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Uncertain path forward after Obama makes his case

President Barack Obama took his case for military action in Syria to a skeptical American public Tuesday evening, asserting the need to keep pressure on the regime of Bashar Assad even as he asked Congress to delay a vote on the matter while his administration pursues a diplomatic path.<p>"Our ideals …

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Why Obama’s March on Washington Anniversary Speech Ticked Off Some Black People

Barack Obama 'disappointed' with Russia over Edward Snowden and 'Cold War mentality'

U.S. President Barack Obama has confirmed that he would go to Russia later this year for a G20 summit but said he was "disappointed" that Russia granted temporary asylum to former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.<p>Speaking on NBC's "The Tonight Show" with host Jay Leno, Obama said Moscow …