Nelson Mandela

Listed buildings: Saving the history on your doorstep

This year is the 70th anniversary of the Town and Country Planning Act 1947, which laid the foundation for the modern system of listing buildings. …

Arts and Crafts movement

Hipster seems to have confused Mugabe with Mandela

<b>A HIPSTER is sad about the resignation of Robert Mugabe, who he thinks is Nelson Mandela.</b><p>Tom Logan, a ‘short film director’ who also sells rare …

Africa

OPINION: Mbalula and Malema hastened ANC slide

By: Yunus Momoniat<p>Fikile Mbalula and Julius Malema were accelerators of the decline of democracy within the ANC, and ultimately of the destruction of …

News (South Africa)

Fin24.com | Key ANC ally seeks to limit Zuma's powers on Cabinet reshuffle

Trade union federation Cosatu is seeking to alter the balance of power in its alliance with the ANC, and wants the party to change its constitution …

Business (South Africa)

Dirco: Mugabe has not applied for asylum in SA

Parliament - The South African government has received no official request for political asylum or refugee status for former Zimbabwe president …

Africa

The Inventive Traditions of South African Jazz

Photo by Lynnie Zulu.<p>Even from its beginnings in the 1950s and ‘60s, South African jazz was synonymous with resistance. Inspired both by …

Music

Ramaphosa leading race to replace Zuma

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading in the race to become the next leader of the ANC with less than four weeks before the party’s elective …

South Africa

Jamaican Artists at Inaugural Peter Tosh Music Festival Reflect on the Late Reggae Icon

Family, friends, fans and an all-star lineup of reggae acts converged in Kingston, Jamaica, to celebrate the life, music and activism of late reggae …

Ringo Starr

Analysis: Will South Africa's ANC learn from Mugabe's fall?

<b>The silence of South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC), especially in the hours immediately after the fall of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, was deafening.</b><p>It showed the enormous psychological influence the one-time revolutionary wielded over the party - and it was so stunned …

Africa

Africa: Governments Are Closing Down Space for Civil Society - Jay Naidoo

Former Mandela cabinet member and nutrition activist Jay Naidoo.<p>interview<p><i>Currently a political and social activist, Jay Naidoo was a pioneering trade</i> …

Africa

No Mugabe asylum request yet – Dirco

Paul Herman<p>Cape Town – The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has not received a formal request for asylum from ousted …

Africa

Take a look at this eye-popping art the city has put in the Grove Hall area

Residents and visitors to Boston’s Grove Hall business district are being treated to some eye-popping art. Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the …

Boston

US networks sack TV host Rose over sexual misconduct claims

Charlie Rose, one of America's most well-respected television news hosts, was sacked Tuesday by several US networks, becoming the latest powerful man …

Gayle King

UN hopes sex misconduct cases buoy efforts to help women

The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction — until the outpouring of …

Business

How Grace accelerated the removal of Mugabe from power

Grace Mugabe — 41 years younger than her husband — was once dismissed as a lightweight shopping addict.<p>But she became increasingly active in public …

Africa

Mugabe's Time Runs Out

Zimbabwe’s president outlasted empires, global movements, and his political rivals—until Tuesday.<p>When Robert Mugabe became Zimbabwe’s first leader in 1980, Jimmy Carter was still in the White House, Leonid Brezhnev led the seemingly invincible Soviet Union, and Nelson Mandela was 18 years into a …

Africa

Continue Your Miles Davis Education With These 10 Albums

The two sides of <i>A Tribute To Jack Johnson</i> may as well be labeled as mind-altering substances by the feds. You could probably say that about a lot of …

Jazz

Special Briefing: The End of an Era in Zimbabwe

<i>This is an OZY Special Briefing, an extension of the Presidential Daily Brief. The Special Briefing tells you what you need to know about an</i> …

Africa

South Africa nervously awaits reviews for rand-priced debt

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Whether ratings agencies will cut South Africa’s rand-denominated debt to junk status split economists in a Reuters poll, just three days before an announcement that could trigger a selloff in local bonds and currency.<p>South African bank notes featuring an image of former …

Economy

Mthembu: It’s us who got SA into this mess by electing Zuma

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) should get President Jacob Zuma to stand down as head of state after a party …

South Africa

Montreal museum unveils wax Justin Trudeau: Recreating PM's great hair was biggest challenge

MONTREAL – If there is anyone out there who does not yet have a selfie with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, they are in luck.<p>Montreal’s Grévin Museum …

Canadian News

Meek Mill's prison sentence: Opinions and hot takes from around Philadelphia

As Philadelphians, we aren’t known for our calm temperaments.<p>So it’s no surprise that everyone had something to say last week when Common Pleas Court …

Philadelphia

Mugabe's long career in pictures

Africa

93-year-old Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe resigned after a military takeover — here's what you need to know about the world's longest-serving leader

Robert Mugabe is the only head of state that Zimbabwe has ever known in its 37-year existence.<p>He resigned from the presidency on Tuesday.<p>Mugabe — the longserving president of Zimbabwe — was put under military control in what amounted to a coup ending his authoritarian rule.<p>On Tuesday, members of …

Africa

Dan Stevens’s 10 Favorite Books

<i>Bookseller</i> <i>One Grand Books</i> <i>has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with Vulture.</i> …

Entertainment

All of Zimbabwe wondering whether their Crocodile can change its scales

During yesterday’s celebrations over the fall of Zimbabwe’s dictator, I was given pause. A good friend sent an email gently chastising my optimism …

Zimbabwe

“Proud of who I am”: Venda Children’s Musical Cultures | Smithsonian Folkways Magazine

Upon arriving at a primary schoolyard in Tshakhuma village, a Venda community in the far northern province of Limpopo, South Africa, one is often …

Smithsonian

FATAH: Where does Zimbabwe go now?

While Robert Mugabe is no longer the president of Zimbabwe, the one time hero of his country’s freedom movement certainly did not leave with simple …

Africa

Are You 'Scared of Success'? 5 Mindset Hurdles All Entrepreneurs Must Clear.

To be successful, entrepreneurs must conquer these five fears before they find success.<p>Everyone in business experiences fear. Fear keeps people in jobs they hate; and it keeps them from following their dreams and opening their own businesses. Given the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimate that 50 …

Entrepreneurship

Most Powerful 21 Motivational Quotes to Supercharge Your Lazy Day

1 Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. – Carol Burnett<p>2 With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt<p>3 …

Motivation