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Delhi toasts spirit of Nelson Mandela


July 18th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The national capital had a brush with the spirit of Nelson Mandela Monday. Singing by students and celebratory chants blended with reminiscences of the living ... Read more...

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‘Mandela hail and hearty’


January 31st, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Jan 31 (IANS) Former President Nelson Mandela is "doing well" three days after being discharged from hospital where he was admitted for an acute respiratory infection.Former Rivonia trialist and prisoner at ... Read more...

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No need to panic over Mandela’s health, says government


January 28th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria (South Africa), Jan 28 (IANS) The South African government has tried to allay people's fears about former president Nelson Mandela's health, saying medically there is no need to panic.Acting South African ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela ‘awkward in his personal relationships’


October 17th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 17 (ANI): Former South African president Nelson Mandela- revered around the globe for his warmth-shares a cold relationship with his family, it has emerged.A collection of his writing, jottings and ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela book “Conversations with Myself” offers unique personal portrait


October 11th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG (BNO NEWS) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela is releasing a new book on Tuesday that, unlike his 1995 autobiography, offers a unique personal portrait about arguments with his wife, ... Read more...

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Football part of Robben Island’s rich history


July 6th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Cape Town, July 6 (IANS) Its notorious past notwithstanding, the penal colony of Robben Island is swarming with tourists who are in the rainbow country for the football World Cup.The ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela’s tale not easy to understand: Eastwood


February 17th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Clint Eastwood says it was not easy to understand Nelson Mandela until a visit to his prison cell. Femalefirst.co.uk reports, Clint's new movie "Invictus" follows Mandela's release ... Read more...

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Mandela,ex-wife Winnie celebrate 20 years of his freedom from jail


February 6th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg (S. Africa), Feb.6 (ANI): Former South African president Nelson Mandela celebrated the 20th anniversary of his release from prison, and invited his ex-wife Winnie and others to an intimate dinner here ... Read more...

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Jennifer Hudson set to play Winnie Mandela in her biopic


November 20th, 2009 - 1:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The gorgeous Oscar-winning actress/singer Jennifer Hudson is all set to play the role of Winnie Mandela, the controversy-plagued ex- wife of South Africa's first black president ... Read more...

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Jennifer Hudson to play Winnie Mandela in dramatic biopic


November 19th, 2009 - 4:10 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Nov 19 (DPA) Oscar-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson is to play the role of Winnie Mandela, the controversy-plagued ex-wife of South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela in a ... Read more...

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Jennifer Hudson to play the lead in Winnie Mandela film


November 18th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson has been roped in to play the lead role in a new film 'Winnie', which is about the former wife of South Africa's first black ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi felicitates South African freedom fighter


August 22nd, 2009 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, Aug 22 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi, president of India's ruling Congress party, has felicitated South African freedom fighter Ahmed Kathrada on his 80th birthday.Gandhi Friday recalled Kathrada's rich contribution ... Read more...

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Ahead of Mandela Day, South African Indian veterans recall struggle


July 17th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, July 17 (IANS) As people across the globe prepare to mark the inaugural Mandela Day Saturday with a variety of community service projects, four South African Indian veterans of ... Read more...

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House Of Lords premiere for South African Indian’s film


May 14th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Durban, May 14 (IANS) It had a special screening in Britain's House Of Lords and nowSouth African Indian producer Junaid Ahmed's "More Than Just A Game", a film on ... Read more...

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Six South African Indians in Zuma cabinet


May 10th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Pretoria, May 10 (IANS) Six South Africans of Indian origin have been included in the cabinet of new President Jacob Zuma, including the much-spoken about Pravin Gordhan as finance minister ... Read more...

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South Africa’s new president has risen from the ranks


May 8th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Pretoria, May 8 (IANS) Jacob Zuma, who will be sworn in as South Africa's third democratic president at the Union Buildings here Saturday, has been deputy president of the African ... Read more...

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Oz pacer Johnson wants ”4-2” Test win over South Africa


March 17th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town (South Africa), Mar.17 (ANI): Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson says his side is keen on achieving a 4-2 score line against South Africa, and hopes to win the Cape ... Read more...

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South African Indian filmmaker to produce Obama documentary


January 17th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Jan 17 (IANS) Amid global media frenzy over the inauguration of Obama Barack, award-winning South African Indian filmmaker Anant Singh said Saturday that he would produce a documentary feature on the ... Read more...

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Prince Harry visits the cell Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in


August 4th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 4 (ANI): Prince Harry, 23, and his Army colleagues made a trip to the cell where Nelson Mandela had been imprisoned for 18 years.Harry made the humbling trip to ... Read more...

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Indian-origin woman named UN rights commissioner


July 25th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 25 (IANS) Indian-origin South African judge Navanethem Pillay, born in Durban to a bus driver, has been appointed the new UN High Commissioner of Human Rights. Pillay, 67, is ... Read more...

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UN appoints South African judge as human rights chief


July 25th, 2008 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
DPA New York, July 25 (DPA) South African judge Navanethem Pillay was named High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN's top position that is tasked with promoting and protecting human rights worldwide. The ... Read more...

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Biometric system to monitor endangered species


June 29th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Biologists will now be able to identify and monitor endangered animals without capturing or trapping them. University of Bristol scientists have devised an intelligent, non-intrusive surveillance system that ... Read more...

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