THE FLENSBURGER FILES A Tribute to Nelson Mandela
Years of segregation. Years of apartheid. Years where we had just black and white. Yea... Posted on 12/11/13 at 2:49 AM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Who was Nelson Mandela?
Biography for Kids-Nelson Mandela
Occupation:President of South Africa and Activist
Born:July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa
Died:December 5, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Best known for:Ser... Posted on 12/6/13 at 9:05 AM
As Nelson Mandela lingers in a hospital, yet another remarkable moment is helping to seal his legacy: Millions of people around the world, united by respect and gratitude, are preparing for this beloved man to die.
As Nelson Mandela remained in critical condition in hospital Friday, a family feud over where the 94-year-old former president should be buried went to the courts, according to South Africa's national broadcaster.
Nelson Mandela's eldest daughter lambasted foreign media "vultures" for violating her father's privacy as he lay critically ill in hospital, and said the former South African president was still clinging to life on Thursday.
Members of Nelson Mandela's family and tribal elders gathered Tuesday at the former president's rural hometown in eastern South Africa, as concern grew for the leader who spent a third day in critical condition in a hospital, local media reported.
South Africans on Saturday said their thoughts were with former President Nelson Mandela, who was in "serious but stable" condition after being taken to a hospital to be treated for a recurring lung infection.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article. Former President Nelson Mandela was released from the hospital Sunday after an overnight stay for minor diagnostic surgery to determine the cause of an abdominal complaint, a spokesman for the country's current leader said.
Tens of thousands of chanting and dancing revelers waved the green and gold colors of the African National Congress as Africa's oldest liberation movement celebrated its 100th anniversary Sunday, though many South Africans say the party hasn't delivered on its promises since taking power in 1994.
Portrayal of Nelson Mandela earns actor shot at Oscar Not long ago, Morgan Freeman attended a screening in South Africa of “Invictus,” the Clint Eastwood-directed historical drama that has earned Freeman a lead actor Oscar nomination.
Nelson Mandela’s fans celebrated the anti-apartheid icon’s 91st birthday by emulating him with good deeds, reading to the blind, distributing blankets to the homeless or refurbishing homes for AIDS orphans.
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