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Indian-origin cricketer Abdul Samed Bulbulia mourned in South Africa

Indian-origin cricketer Abdul Samed Bulbulia mourned in South Africa

The South African cricket fraternity is mourning the death of one of its oldest Indian-origin veterans, Abdul Samed Bulbulia, who passed away today at the age of 82.

Mugabe tells S Africa media: 'I don't want to see a white man'

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe walked away from a group of journalists in South Africa commenting "I don't want to see a white man", television footage showed on Friday.

South African colonial statue hit by 'poo protest' dispute

A bucket of human excrement thrown on a statue of British coloniser Cecil Rhodes at a South African university has escalated protests over racial transformation since the end of apartheid 21 years ago.

Myanmar nationalists threaten protests over Rohingya vote change

Nationalist monks and some political leaders in Myanmar have threatened to hold mass rallies to protest a parliamentary decision giving the Rohingya ethnic minority voting rights in a referendum to amend the constitution.

South Africa's "Prime Evil" apartheid killer freed on parole

Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed `Prime Evil` for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, was granted parole on Friday after more than 20 years in prison.

South Africa apartheid assassin `Prime Evil` granted parole

One of South Africa`s most notorious apartheid murderers, Eugene de Kock -- dubbed "Prime Evil" -- was granted parole Friday after 20 years in jail.

South Africa's ''Prime Evil'' apartheid killer de Kock up for parole

Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed `Prime Evil` for his role in the torture and murder of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, will learn on Friday whether he will be released on parole after 20 years in prison.

'I was never a saint', says Mandela's newly disclosed writings

South Africa's anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela had grave concerns about his global idolisation as a saint by his followers.

Nobel laureate Tutu likens Mid-East crisis to apartheid

Two South African winners of the Nobel Peace Prize today urged Israel and the Palestinians to negotiate peace, with former archbishop Desmond Tutu comparing the regional crisis to apartheid.

Nobel prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer dies at 90

The South African Nobel-prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, one of the literary world`s most strongest person who raised her voice against apartheid, has died at the age of 90.

South Africans vote in first `Born Free` election

South Africans voted in the first "Born Free" election on Wednesday, although polls suggest the allure of the ruling African National Congress as the conqueror of apartheid will prevail even among those with no memory of white-minority rule.

South Africa sport still racially divided: study

South African sport remains divided by race 20 years after the end of apartheid, with the target of black-white equality in cricket and rugby still a long way off, according to a study released today.

Kerry says Israel risks becoming `apartheid` state: Report

US Secretary of State John Kerry told a group of senior international officials that Israel risks becoming an "apartheid" state if it does not make peace soon, a US news website reported.

South African police of Marikana massacre in new crackdown: Report

At least two police officers who took part in the deadly crackdown on Marikana miners in 2012 were implicated in the killing of three protesters this week, a press report said on Sunday.

Nelson Mandela, from apartheid fighter to president and unifier

Nelson Mandela guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy, as an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world.

Mandela burial a private `family matter`, says South African govt

South Africans will not be able to see Nelson Mandela`s remains being laid to rest, with his actual burial a strictly private, family affair, a government spokeswoman said on Friday.

Nelson Mandela memorial service: President, Sonia leave for South Africa

President Pranab Mukherjee described Nelson Mandela as the "last of the giants who led the world`s struggles against colonialism" as he and Sonia Gandhi left for South Africa.

Millions of mourners honour Mandela`s legacy on social media

Millions took to social media to honour the legacy of anti-apartheid legend Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95, with Twitter generating 7.2 million tweets.

Mandela funeral could `trap` Rouhani: Iran media

The funeral service of Nelson Mandela could be a "trap" for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani because he could run into US President Barack Obama, a hardline Iranian daily warned Sunday.

Manmohan Singh pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday paid tribute to the South African anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela whose life epitomized the fight for freedom and equality.