Scenes from Nelson Mandela memorial in South Africa

Exactly 20 years ago today, former South African prisoner Nelson Mandela and former apartheid president FW De Klerk were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for successfully negotiating the end of South African apartheid. Twenty years later, President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and more than 100 leaders from the  United States and around the world […]

Politicians who opposed Nelson Mandela and supported apartheid

Everyone is loving Nelson Mandela in death. But, much like Martin Luther King in America, Mandela had a score of powerful detractors and enemies while he was alive — and more particularly when he was fighting and imprisoned trying to obliterate the unjust South African apartheid system. Some who opposed Mandela have, of course, amended […]

Mandela ended political apartheid, but economic apartheid still exists

When former African National Congress revolutionary Nelson Mandela was sworn in as president in 1994, it cemented the official end of the unjust and violently oppressive apartheid system in the Union of South Africa. During his inauguration as the first black president of South Africa, Mandela uttered the memorable phrase in hopes of the manifestation […]

Stunning Nelson Mandela tributes around the world

The celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95, continues with stunning and poignant tributes around the world in honor of the revolutionary who helped topple South African apartheid. Take a look at the tributes to the man affectionately known as Madiba below:

The best front-page tributes to Nelson Mandela from around the world

On Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, the immortal human rights icon Nelson Mandela laid his head down on his pillow for the last time. As word quickly spread across the globe that the Nobel Peace Prize winner had transitioned to a higher plane of consciousness, the world’s newspapers and magazines bestowed a colorful tribute to the […]