ziyaad

30 Flips | 2 Magazines | @zschyff | Keep up with ziyaad on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “ziyaad”

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 …

Thousands of South Africans queue to see Mandela lie in state

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Thousands of people queued on Wednesday to say goodbye to Nelson Mandela, whose body lay in state in Pretoria in the building where the anti-apartheid hero was inaugurated in 1994 as South Africa’s first black president.<p>Several people fainted in the stifling heat as South …

Friend and foe, world leaders coming together for Mandela

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nearly 90 leaders from across the world, some of them locked in enmity, are flying to South Africa for memorials to Nelson Mandela that will hail one of humanity’s great peacemakers.<p>Officials said on Monday that U.S. President Barack Obama and Raul Castro from Cuba, …

South Africans remember Mandela with praise and prayers

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - With hymns and eulogies, South Africans of all colours and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as a symbol of freedom, forgiveness and hope for the nation and the world.<p>At churches, mosques, synagogues and community halls from the …

Nelson Mandela: Rugby's debt to the great South African

The former South Africa president used the game to mend wounds and unite a once-torn country<p>It is one of the biggest disappointments of my life. We had been told that we were going to meet the great man, but, for some reason, it did not happen. I think he got called away to far more serious …

Nelson Mandela’s Life and Times in Photographs

The civil rights leader who rose from rural, apartheid-era South Africa to become country's first black President, died Thursday.

Nelson Mandela and the Power of Forgiveness

Changing Planet<p>South Africans, and with them many the world over, are mourning the passing of the father of the all-race democracy that came to be known as the “New South Africa”. Children grueved at the loss of their favorite grandfather.<p>It has always been one of the most remarkable features of …

Why the left-leaning Nelson Mandela was such a champion of free markets

One often overlooked aspect of Nelson Mandela’s legacy is South Africa’s economy. Parallel to everything amazing the man is connected to—freeing the country from the shackles of apartheid, subordinating retribution in favor of peace and reconciliation, and unifying a volatile nation at risk of …

Clinton, planning to attend funeral, reflects on Mandela’s advice during impeachment crisis

Former President Bill Clinton told Fox News in an interview on Friday he's planning to attend funeral services for the late South African President Nelson Mandela, the man with whom he forged a close bond when they were both in office in the 1990s and he took advice from during the impeachment …

South Africa celebrates 'a life well lived' after the death of Nelson Mandela

Journalist Bruce Whitfield from Johannesburg-based Talk Radio 702 is a Mandela expert: he met the former president and has, for the last 20 years, reported on events which saw the end of white minority rule and the transition to democracy in South Africa.<p>He told euronews reporter Alasdair Sandford …

Nelson Mandela's words of wisdom

Nelson Mandela was a man who inspired people from all walks of life from all over the world.<p>Here are some of his most famous quotes to remember.<p>“I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to …

Zuma announces Nelson Mandela's funeral arrangements

South African President Jacob Zuma has announced that former president Nelson Mandela will be given a state funeral on Monday 15 December. His body will be laid to rest in the remote village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province where he spent his early years.<p>A national day of prayer and reflection …

Log In or Sign Up to View

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.

South Africa mourns Mandela, will bury him on December 15

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans united in mourning for Nelson Mandela on Friday, but while some celebrated his remarkable life with dance and song, others fretted that the anti-apartheid hero’s death would leave the nation vulnerable again to racial and social tensions.<p>President Jacob Zuma …

Was Nelson Mandela the pinnacle of human psychology?

Within a matter of hours, the death of Nelson Mandela attracted tributes ranging from the trite and prepackaged to the heartfelt and memorable. His achievements in the face of adversity notwithstanding, psychology will remember him for a less mainstream reason. Like a select few before him, Mandela …

Nelson Mandela: South Africa's 1995 Rugby World Cup winners pay tribute

Key figures from the 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks team, including Joel Stransky, whose drop goal won the cup against the All Blacks, have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela<p><b>Nelson Mandela dies: latest reaction</b> <b><br>Nelson Mandela: obituary</b> <b><br>Watch Mandela's 'walk to freedom' in 1990</b><p>For Morne du …

A giant passes

<b>The greatness of Nelson Mandela challenges us all</b><p>AMONG Nelson Mandela’s many achievements, two stand out. First, he was the world’s most inspiring …

Mandela's struggle was personal inspiration, Obama says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - America’s first black president, Barack Obama, hailed Nelson Mandela on Thursday as a source of personal inspiration whose struggle against racism in South Africa jump-started his own involvement in politics.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama walks to the podium to make remarks on …

Nelson Mandela quotes: 'Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people'

Nelson Mandela, who led South Africa from apartheid to democracy, was a humble, eloquent and inspirational figure who advocated peace, democracy and human rights. Here are some of his quotes which mobilised a movement and made him an icon to millions.<p>On dreaming big<p>"One day I will be the first …

Top 10 superhero movies

10. Iron Man 3<p>Shane Black's jagged-edged debut in the Marvel hotseat might easily have been a by-the-numbers "threequel", especially with star Robert Downey Jr out of contract and The Avengers' stupendous box office success a year earlier. Instead, the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director delivered the …

Sir Alex Ferguson: Manchester United can recover to win league

<b>Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says the team can overturn a poor start to win the Premier League, despite being eight points adrift of leaders Arsenal.</b><p>Two wins in the last three games means that David Moyes's side have recovered from United's worst start in 24 years.<p>"We had bad …

Soccer

Roy Keane brands Sir Alex Ferguson ‘disloyal’ in televised response to autobiography attack

Roy Keane has hit back at Sir Alex Ferguson following the former Manchester United manager’s outspoken attack in his new autobiography, accusing his …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? http://gu.com/p/3jtcn/fb Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships. Millions aren't dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex. For their government, "celibacy syndrome" is a looming national catastrophe. Many are turning to what sex and relationship counsellor Aoyama terms "Pot Noodle love" – easy or instant gratification. Photograph: Eric Rechsteiner/Panos Pictures

Jay Z Has the Room

Everyone knows Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is smart, talented, and wildly successful, his Roc Nation empire continually expanding: the new sports agency, a fragrance launch this month, a luxury-goods partnership with Barneys. What’s fascinating is the way a drug dealer turned rapper turned mogul and …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

7 Tips to Make You A Cooler Photographer

Everyone has seen “that photographer” at one time or another. He’s the guy rocking his camera around his neck, gazing around his surroundings in a …

Landscape Photography