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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Tony Mckenna | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tony Mckenna

In the epoch of the twitterati - when culture is more and more served to us in palatable, postmodern, bite-sized fragments, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is pure old-school - providing the grand narrative of a life very much in the style of the epic film of yore - think Ghandi or Ben-Hur, for instance.

Ukip Under Fire As Activists Defend Apartheid And Mock Mandela's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Nelson Mandela's death prompted Ukip members to pour scorn on a man who "did nothing" for Britain, call for a "reappraisal" of the apartheid regime an...

Did Thatcher Really Press For Mandela's Release?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

When Nelson Mandela died, Margaret Thatcher's supporters claimed she had championed his release from prison in meetings with the South African governm...

Mandela, a God in Our Times

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

While struggling against Apartheid and then bringing it down, Mandela maintained his core belief in the equality and dignity of all human beings irrespective of race, religion or gender. He added another element. Irrespective of action. In that he upheld the rhetoric many religions pronounce but rarely live by, many leaders say but rarely deliver. The ability to forgive and move on.

A Reggae Revolutionary: Remembering Peter Tosh

Sonia Grant | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sonia Grant

Before Nelson Mandela had been laid to rest, talk, inevitably, turned to his legacy. How would he be remembered: a benign, saintly figure, or, an unswerving revolutionary? For some, there was no ambiguity: he was one, or the other. But, for others, it wasn't contradictory that he embodied both traits: saint and revolutionary.

Nelson Mandela Remembered: A London Farewell

Anais Mutumba | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK
Anais Mutumba

Nelson Mandela's friends and comrades paid tribute to the late former president on Wednesday in a London memorial service that was both distinctly Bri...

Social Media and the Mandela Madness

Sammy Sultan | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Politics
Sammy Sultan

The week before last, the world we live in bore witness to a tragedy. The loss of a truly great human being. However, enough is enough.

Was Simon Amstell's Point on Apartheid Taken Out of Context?

Edward Adoo | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Edward Adoo

Comedian and Broadcaster Simon Amstell guested on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show and was pressured to apologise and branded a racist across on twitter and other social media networks after making an apartheid reference about Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

Obama's Lessons on Miracles From Mandela and Lincoln

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Although the Republicans in Congress have tried to thwart almost every effort put forth by the President up to now, Obama has not found a successful and winning way to deal with them. Perhaps his hero "Madiba" has a message in his life story for his young protégé Barack.

Mandela Laid To Rest

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Nelson Mandela has been laid to rest in the remote South African village where he grew up. More than 4,000 people, including family members, Afric...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Were Tories 'Complicit' in Apartheid?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 10 December... 1) WERE TORIES 'COMPLICIT' WITH APARTHEID? Don't mess with Peter Hain. Speaking in th...

From South Africa to Palestine and the MENA Region!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

I am proud to aver that a few tears welled up in my eyes last week when I heard that Nelson Mandela had passed away at the grand old age of 95....

Nelson Mandela and the Stench of Hypocrisy

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Politics
Rebecca Tinsley

Politicians and journalists are falling over themselves to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela. Alas, the curse of having a good memory means recalling when the same politicians and journalists condemned the ANC leader as a terrorist.

WATCH: Mandela 'Day Of Reflection' In South Africa

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Nelson Mandela's memorial service is set to be one of the largest gatherings of international heads-of-state in many decades, with politicians, celebr...

Nelson Mandela: His Legacy

William Davie | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

Mandela dreamed of a country where all were equal. And in doing so, he inspired the rest of the world to dream with him. You only have to look at the tributes pouring out from across the world to see that. In attempting to change his country, he helped to change the world.

Mandela Will Never, Ever Be Your Minstrel

Musa Okwonga | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Musa Okwonga

Dear revisionists, Mandela will never, ever be your minstrel. Over the next few days you will try so, so hard to make him something he was not, and you will fail... Well, try hard as you like, and you'll fail. Because Mandela was about politics and he was about race and he was about freedom and he was even about force, and he did what he felt he had to do and given the current economic inequality in South Africa he might even have died thinking he didn't do nearly enough of it.

My Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Jessica Chan | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

If only we can all just take one moment now, not just to grieve, but to focus our minds on the one thing we all forget constantly: loving one another. This is what I'm going to remember Nelson Mandela by, and we can pay tribute to him by practising what he preached every day of his life.

Mandela - What Now?

Simon Cohen | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Simon Cohen

Mandela has passed, but his message lives on through all of us. Whenever we confront words, policies, ideas that seek to place us in a status of being apart, may we have the courage and imagination to stand up for our fellow travellers. What now? It's up to all of us.

PHOTOS: Happy 95th Birthday

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

Celebrations have taken place across South Africa and around the world to mark the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela. With the former leader still in...

Arab Bedouin Denied Entry To Israeli Swimming Pool

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK

An undercover journalist has secretly filmed a clerk at a sports facility in Israel apparently implying its "locals-only policy" is to keep out Bedoui...

How Much Difference Can One Leader Make?

Robin Lustig | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

If there had been no Mandela, or if Mandela had been a different kind of man, would South Africa's destiny have been different? How much difference can one man make? These are not, I know, original questions. But I think, for obvious reasons that I don't have to spell out, this may be a good week to ponder them.

Obama Pays Tribute To Nelson Mandela

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK

US President Barack Obama paid tribute to ailing former South African leader Nelson Mandela on Saturday as an inspiration to himself and to the world....

Nelson Mandela: Great for What He Did - And What He Didn't Do

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

Mandela has been a leader of remarkable courage, of stamina and resilience. These qualities started to show early in school, as Mandela suffered penalties and expulsions, the result of his steady anti-apartheid conviction. He went to law school, passed the bar and helped to establish South Africa's most prestigious black law firm. No small feat, these accomplishments in those days.

It Is Time to Demythologize Nelson Mandela and Resurrect His Vision for South Africa

Michael Mumisa | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK
Michael Mumisa

South Africa is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode until and unless the ANC and the other political parties summon the courage to resolve the economic injustices inherited from the Apartheid era.

Margaret Thatcher's Carrot and Stick approach towards Apartheid

Thomas Hauschildt | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Hauschildt

How much Thatcher's influence contributed to Mandela's release is not clear, but considering her leverage she might have had more influence than many other organisations or head of governments at that time.