nelson mandela

Obama Eulogizes Mandela During Memorial Service
President Barack Obama says Nelson Mandela earned his place in history through struggle, shrewdness, persistence and faith.
Obama is eulogizing the former South African president at a memorial service in Johannesburg. He's comparing Mandela to Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr...
Maya Angelou Compares Mandela To MLK
Maya Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, praised him as a great man worthy of comparison to another icon she knew _ the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
 
    ``Our planet has lost a friend,'' Angelou said Friday during a telephone interview with The Asso…
Nelson Mandela Dead At 95
Former South African president and human rights champion Nelson Mandela is dead at the age of 95. 
South African president Jacob Zuma made the announcement in a statement to his people today.  He said the country will mourn the passing of one of the country's heroes.  Z...
South Africa’s Nelson Mandela Critical
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is said to be on his "death bed." Mandela's family says he's putting up a courageous fight.
The 95-year-old has been battling a recurring lung infection for nearly three months. The South African presidency calls his condition …