Latest Nelson Mandela News

WikiLeaks founder's family brings campaign to Mexico

Sep. 14, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — This week the objective was to insert mention of Julian Assange into a meeting between Mexico’s president and the United States’ top diplomat. Next week, it will be to have Australia’s prime minister bring it up with the U.S. president at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. ...

'A servant queen': World pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Sep. 09, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Across the globe, the death of Queen Elizabeth II has prompted reflections on the historic sweep of her reign and how she succeeded in presiding over the end of Britain's colonial empire and embracing the independence of her former dominions. Tributes...

Obamas return to the White House, unveil official portraits

Sep. 07, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, returned to the White House Wednesday, unveiling official portraits with a modern vibe in an event that set humor and nostalgia over his presidency against the current harsh political talk about the survival of democracy. ...

Fans of Princess Diana gather to mark her death 25 years ago

Aug. 31, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fans of the late Princess Diana placed tributes outside the gates of her Kensington Palace home on Wednesday, marking the 25th anniversary of her death in a Paris car accident. An arrangement of white chrysanthemums spelling out “Princess Diana” sat among dozens...

California may be 1st to ban solo confinement for immigrants

Aug. 30, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would be the first U.S. state to ban solitary confinement in private civil detention centers used for immigrants who are under threat of deportation, under a bill that advanced Tuesday. But the measure carries a huge projected price tag by also...

Former UN chief Ban urges world to remember Bucha victims

Aug. 16, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the world Tuesday to honor civilians who were killed when Russian ground forces tried to invade Ukraine's capital and eventually retreated from the area surrounding Kyiv. Ban, a former South Korean diplomat...

Today in History: Aug. 5, Nelson Mandela arrested

Aug. 05, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2022. There are 148 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 5, 1981, the federal government began firing air traffic controllers who had gone out on strike. ...

South Africa's ruling ANC opens policy meeting amid problems

Jul. 29, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party begins its key policy conference on Friday beset by internal divisions and the country’s economic woes. The policy meeting is seen as a preview of the ANC’s December conference where it will elect its...

Prince Harry challenges divided world to reclaim democracies

Jul. 18, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry challenged people everywhere Monday to adopt Nelson Mandela’s spirit of hope in today’s divided world to reclaim democracies and leave a better future for children, movingly citing the inspiration of the anti-apartheid leader on his own life and...

Review: Bourland autopsies the princess myth with precision

Jul. 18, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

“The Force of Such Beauty” by Barbara Bourland (Dutton) It’s about time someone took the princess story that’s normalized to girls and autopsy it with absolute precision. “The Force of Such Beauty” opens on the night of Caroline's second attempt at...