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Five more found guilty of attempt to murder Mandela


August 18th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 18 (IANS) Five more people of a white supremacist group were found guilty of conspiring to murder former president Nelson Mandela, bringing to 19 the total number of ... Read more...

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12 mn school kids wish Mandela with birthday song


July 18th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 18 (IANS) As South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday Wednesday, about 12 million schoolchildren across the country sang a special composition - "We love you, ... Read more...

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South African speaker toasts Mandela-Gandhi spirit


July 10th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) When freedom icon Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, he was asked which country he would like to visit first. And he said ... Read more...

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South Africa to celebrate Mandela’s 94th birthday in style


June 8th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 8 (IANS) South Africa will this year celebrate the birthday of the country's first black president and and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela in great style with a birthday ... Read more...

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South Africa want apology for anthem fiasco


June 6th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) The South African Hockey Association has demanded an apology from the organisers of Investec London Cup women's tournament in Chiswick for the anthem fiasco ahead of ... Read more...

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Mandela looks healthy on TV


May 31st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, May 31 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela has appeared on TV at his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape, looking healthy.The footage Wednesday shows Mandela receiving a ... Read more...

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South Africa gallery won’t display Zuma painting


May 31st, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) After reaching a deal with the ruling ANC party, a South African art gallery has agreed not to display a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma ... Read more...

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Mandela in good health: Official


January 28th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Jan 28 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was in good health contrary to reports that gave rise to rumours that he may be suffering from health ... Read more...

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Indian-origin political leader dies in South Africa


December 31st, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Dec 31 (IANS) Indian-origin political activist Amichand Rajbansi, leader of the Minority Front party in South Africa, has died at the age of 69, state-run news agency BuaNews reported.Rajbansi, ... Read more...

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India hails the ‘century of Asia and Africa’


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) Calling it the "century of Asia and Africa", India has vowed to walk together with South Africa on a journey of shared principles into a ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh plunges into hectic diplomacy at UN


September 23rd, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh begins a hectic round of diplomacy here Friday ahead of his address to the United Nations focusing on terrorism, the ... Read more...

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South African Communist Party turns 90


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 2 (IANS) The South African Communist Party, which had been in the forefront of the struggle against imperialism and racism since 1921, has turned 90.The party said the ... Read more...

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Gandhi’s Tolstoy Farm interpreted on canvas (With Images)


April 28th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Tolstoy Farm set up by Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa as a model of community living is the theme of at least 50 visual ... Read more...

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Zuma to invite Sonia to South Africa


April 14th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sanya (China), April 14 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma will invite India's ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi for the African National Congress' centenary celebrations in January 2012.Zuma ... Read more...

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India, South Africa to hold joint naval exercise


April 14th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorSanya, Apr 14 (ANI): India and South Africa on Thursday agreed to hold the second round of joint naval exercise.South African President Jacob Zuma and Indian Prime Minister Dr. ... Read more...

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Swazi government cracks down on protesters‎


April 12th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by BNO News
MANZINI, SWAZILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Police in Swaziland on Tuesday attacked protesters and arrested scores of people ahead of planned protests against King Mswati III.After the majority of the organizers and several ... Read more...

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Bono sparks anger in SA for endorsing ‘Shoot the Boer’ song


February 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): U2 frontman Bono has provoked criticism in South Africa for apparently endorsing an anti-apartheid song, which includes the lyrics 'Shoot the Boer'.The Irish pop star compared the song ... Read more...

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Zuma accused of blasphemy after claiming supporters will go to heaven


February 8th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): South African President Jacob Zuma has been heavily criticised by religious groups after he claimed voting for his party would help supporters get to heaven.The African National Congress ... Read more...

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South Africa’s ANC slams trend of eating ’sushi off semi-nude model’


February 1st, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): The African National Congress has slammed the trend of eating sushi off the body of a model in a bikini, saying that it politically incorrect.The party's obvious dislike ... Read more...

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ANC calls for media to stop speculating about Mandela’s health


January 27th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Jan 27 (ANI): The African National Congress (ANC) has asked the media to stop speculating about former president Nelson Mandela's health and give the family some privacy."We appeal, particularly to the ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital


January 27th, 2011 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Jan 27 (IANS) South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela, 92, was admitted to hospital for age-related medical tests.The tests were described by the Nelson Mandela Foundation as routine, Xinhua reported.Talk Radio ... Read more...

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Rumours of Mandela’s death condemned


January 18th, 2011 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Jan 18 (IANS) The African National Congress (ANC) has criticised rumours that said former South African president, 92-year-old Nelson Mandela had died."The ANC strongly condemns those people or groups who ... Read more...

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ANC slams Nelson Mandela twitter ‘death’ hoax


January 17th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Jan 17(ANI): The African National Congress (ANC) has dispelled reports claiming that former South African President Nelson Mandela had passed away.Rumours of Mandela's "death" started circulating on social network site Twitter ... Read more...

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Cape Town finally gets Nelson Mandela street


December 27th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) South Africa's Cape Town city has finally decided to name a street after Nelson Mandela whose election as president marked a historical victory of the anti-apartheid movement in ... Read more...

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Mandela was angry at being banned from meeting UK PM Thatcher


November 29th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.29 (ANI): Former South African President Nelson Mandela was furious that he was banned from meeting former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and wanted to criticise her policies to her face, ... Read more...

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Mandela never wanted to become South African President, says book


October 12th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Oct 12(ANI): Nelson Mandela never wanted to become the South African President, his new book entitled 'Conversations with Myself' has revealed.Mandela states in the book that he only accepted the ... Read more...

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S. Africa’s Zuma slaps down nationalist ANC youth wing


September 20th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 20 (DPA) South African President Jacob Zuma Monday slapped down the nationalist youth wing of his African National Congress (ANC), telling a key party conference the Youth League's conduct was ... Read more...

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Jacob Zuma to become father for 22nd time


September 5th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Sep 5 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma, 68, is to become a father for the 22nd time as his fiancée is expecting a child early next year. Bongiwe Gloria ... Read more...

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UN to observe Nelson Mandela Day July 18


July 16th, 2010 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 16 (IANS) The UN will mark the first "Nelson Mandela Day" July 18 in honour of the Nobel laureate regarded as the father of the new South Africa, a ... Read more...

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South Africa outraged over Mandela autopsy painting


July 10th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 10 (IANS) A painting which shows former president Nelson Mandela as a corpse undergoing an autopsy has evoked outrage in South Africa. The country's ruling party has termed it "witchcraft" ... Read more...

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Newspaper, artist defend Mandela anatomy painting


July 10th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town (South Africa), July 10 (ANI): The Mail and Guardian has defended itself and the artist behind a painting depicting an autopsy of former South African president Nelson Mandela.The African National ... Read more...

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Africa mourns Ghana’s exit in World Cup


July 3rd, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Johannesburg, July 3 (IANS) A day after Africa's last hope Ghana made a dramatic exit from the World Cup football, a discomforting quiet shrouded the normally festive streets of Johannesburg ... Read more...

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Mandela brought World Cup to South Africa


June 10th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 10 (DPA) Would the football World Cup be taking place in Africa this year if it weren't for Nelson Mandela? FIFA president Joseph Blatter didn't seem to think so when he ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi invited to watch World Cup


June 4th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma Friday invited Congress president Sonia Gandhi to watch the FIFA world cup that begins there June 11. According to a ministry of ... Read more...

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African National Congress’ Youth League condemns Israeli raid on Gaza relief flotilla


June 3rd, 2010 - 2:55 am ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) – The African National Congress (ANC) Youth League condemned on Wednesday the Israeli raid on the humanitarian flotilla that was headed to Gaza to provide relief.The Youth ... Read more...

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