Nelson Mandela Death

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...

What Can the World Learn From the Man Who Became One of the Most Influential Voices in History?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

Nelson Mandela was an angry young man who resorted to violence in the face of apartheid; however, after twenty-seven years in prison he understood the need to forgive and to work together with past "enemies" for the good of his nation and for mankind in general...

Central African Republic Teeters on the Brink of Catastrophe

Justin Forsyth | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Justin Forsyth

I have just returned from a week in the Central African Republic (CAR). I was shocked by what I witnessed. Dead bodies littering the streets. Children shot and injured in the fighting. Hundreds of thousands of families driven into the bush by fear, living out in the open with no food or shelter. In the capital, thousands huddled around a monastery frightened for their lives. I will never forget the fear in the eyes of the children I met.

Mrs Brown's Boys Viewers Outraged At Mandela Coverage

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

Hundreds of viewers were so engrossed in a re-run of Mrs Brown's Boys on BBC1, that they complained to the broadcaster when the channel cut to news of...

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.

Lest We Forget, on Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel, Mandela Was a Radical

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Rather than remember and mourn for Nelson Mandela only as a saint, we should remember and celebrate him as a radical. To do otherwise is to do a disservice to his struggle for freedom and justice beyond South Africa's borders.

Premier League Matches To Hold Minute's Applause For Mandela

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

All 10 Premier League matches this weekend will hold a minute's applause in tribute to the late Nelson Mandela. Mandela died aged 95 on Thursday, a...

Mandela Memoirs Sales Up 19,000% Online

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

Nelson Mandela's death has seen sales of his memoirs, A Long Walk To Freedom, soar on Amazon as people remember the South African statesman's passing....

South Africa's Stock Exchange Stops To Honour Nelson Mandela

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

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) stopped trading for 5 minutes at 9am today (11am local time) as South Africa's financial services industry honou...

The World Leaders And Celebrities Who Met Mandela (PICTURES)

Posted 06.12.2013 | UK

Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday at the age of 95. Everyone wanted to meet the inspirational former South African President - from Oprah, the S...

Nelson Mandela Death: Tributes From Sporting World Flood In

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

The sporting world has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95 at his home. The former South African president had been ill for some t...

South Africa Cries And Sings (VIDEO) (PICTURES)

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

As darkness fell in Johannesburg, they came out to celebrate his life. Draped in flags, many brought vuvuzelas, flowers and flags of the democratic na...