Winnie launches legal claim to Mandela`s home: Report

Nelson Mandela`s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has launched a legal claim to the former South African leader`s country home, local media reported on Tuesday.

Obama praises Mandela as his `personal hero`

Describing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela as his personal hero, US President Barack Obama has said the African leader was one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly decent human beings to grace the earth.

PM Modi pays homage to Mandela on his birthday

On the birthday of Nelson Mandela on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the late South African icon, saying it is an occasion to reaffirm commitment to work towards world peace.

Month-long Indian festival in S Africa starts with exhibition

A digital exhibition featuring the lives of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela as two of the greatest leaders of the past century has kicked off a month- long Indian festival here today that will celebrate the strong bonds between India and South Africa.

South African mayor held over Mandela memorial funds fraud

A South African mayor and two other local officials were arrested today over alleged abuse of state funds meant for Nelson Mandela`s memorial, according to police and government officials.

Hong Kong travel agency told to pull Mandela advert

The South African consulate in Hong Kong on Tuesday told a travel company to immediately pull a front-page advertisement featuring an image of a fist-pumping Nelson Mandela above the word "freedom".

Family marks end of mourning for Mandela, six months on

The family of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela marked six months since his death on Sunday with a traditional cleansing ceremony at the family home in Qunu.

Festival to mark India-South Africa friendship

The union culture ministry Thursday released a logo depicting a handshake and the faces of Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi side by side in a circle for the Festival of India to be held in South Africa.

UN introduces a prize in Nelson Mandela`s honour

The UN General Assembly introduced the "United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize" as a tribute to the achievements and contributions of the late South African leader.

UN sets up prize in honour of Nelson Mandela

The UN General Assembly Friday established the United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize as a tribute to the achievements and contributions of the late South African leader.

The Artist

Eleven year old artist, Radhey Patel talks to Jheel Gada about how he draws inspiration from Picasso, Van Gough and also Nelson Mandela.

`FBI spied on Mandela during his historic 1990 visit to US`

The FBI spied on South Africa`s anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela during his historic visit to the US, following his release from prison after 27 years, according to newly released files.

Britain greets South Africa on maintaining "Mandela`s legacy"

British Foreign Secretary William Hague Saturday welcomed South Africa`s conclusion of its elections, congratulating the country on its determination to "maintain Mandela`s legacy", Xinhua reported.

Nelson Mandela widow calls on Nigerian government to find girls

Nelson Mandela`s widow Graca Machel has broken the customary mourning period to call on the Nigerian government and international community to do more to find the 200-plus schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

ANC gets `overwhelming mandate` from South African voters

South Africans have voted resoundingly to extend the ANC`s 20-year rule, ignoring leadership scandals and economic malaise in a wholesale display of loyalty to the party once led by Nelson Mandela.

Voting concludes in South Africa polls, counting begins

Voting ended peacefully in the fifth all-race polls in South Africa that are expected to return the ruling ANC to power, 20 years after anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was first elected as president in 1994.

South Africans queue up to vote in post-Nelson Mandela polls

Millions of South Africans on Tuesday turned in extremely high numbers braving the threats of disruption and sporadic violence to exercise their franchise in an election widely expected to return the ruling ANC to power, 20 years after anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela first took power in 1994.

South Africa set for polls, ANC expected to win again

Despite widespread discontent with the current government over corruption and unemployment, the ruling ANC is expected to win tomorrow`s fifth democratic election in South Africa since anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela first took power in 1994 after decades of white rule.

Glad that Mandela not alive to see today`s South Africa : Desmond Tutu

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu said in an interview published Sunday that he was glad Nelson Mandela was not alive to witness the current state of South Africa.

South Africa gives up plan to repatriate remains of rebel chief

South Africa has abandoned plans to find and repatriate from Australia the remains of one of the country`s first rebel leaders, Dawid Stuurman, because they cannot be located.