Posthumous Nelson Mandela memoir to be published in 2016

A posthumous memoir by Nelson Mandela, recounting his time as South Africa's first democratically elected president, is scheduled to be published around the world next year.

South Africa`s Zuma survives no-confidence vote

South African President Jacob Zuma survived a vote of no confidence in parliament Tuesday after being reviled by opposition parties as a thief who was destroying Nelson Mandela`s legacy.

South African minister who planned Mandela funeral dies

A South African Cabinet minister who led the planning of the 2013 funeral of Nelson Mandela died in a car crash early on Sunday, authorities said.

Idris Elba focus of new Nelson Mandela documentary
Idris Elba focus of new Nelson Mandela documentary

Actor Idris Elba's personal journey exploring the music of South Africa and Nelson Mandela, while coping with the death of his father, is the subject of the just-released documentary "Mandela, My Dad and Me".

Cricket World Cup: West Indies players in love with Mandela's 'Long Walk to Freedom'
Cricket World Cup: West Indies players in love with Mandela's 'Long Walk to Freedom'

Cricketers and books may not be best buddies but the West Indies team does have a lot of avid readers, including current captain Jason Holder, and their favourite book is Nelson Mandela's autobiography.

South Africa repatriates anti-apartheid heroes' remains from Russia

The remains of two prominent anti-apartheid activists who were among the mentors of Nelson Mandela were flown back home Sunday nearly 40 years after they died in Russia.

Durban to confirm 2022 Commonwealth Games bid
Durban to confirm 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

South African city Durban will Monday move significantly closer to staging the 2022 Commonwealth Games -- considered a possible launchpad for an Olympics bid.

Mugabe holds lavish 91st birthday bash by Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe`s President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish party by the spectacular Victoria Falls on Saturday, prompting many Zimbabweans to question once again when he would leave office and who would succeed him.

Mahatma Gandhi statue to be unveiled in Britain's Parliament Square

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be unveiled in Britain`s prestigeous Parliament Square in London next month, a media report said Monday.

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.

Chief Guests at previous Republic Day parades

Chief Guests at previous Republic Day parades

Former Mandela aide talks South Africa race relations on Twitter

A white woman who worked as a personal assistant to Nelson Mandela has stirred unease about race relations in South Africa after criticizing the current president for allegedly making anti-white remarks.

Mandela`s former aide sparks South Africa race row

Nelson Mandela`s former personal assistant, Zelda la Grange, has apologised after sparking an online race row with comments that white people were being made to feel unwelcome in South Africa.

Mandela`s ex-wife loses bid to stop family meeting

 A South African High Court on Tuesday threw out an application by Nelson Mandela`s ex-wife to block a planned meeting to discuss infighting in the late peace icon`s family.

Gandhi statue at British Parliament will cement India ties: David Cameron

Justifying the decision to install a Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Parliament Square here, Prime Minister David Cameron has said the initiative would lead to Britain cementing its historical connection with India.

Madonna defends posting pictures of Mandela, Luther King
Madonna defends posting pictures of Mandela, Luther King

 Pop diva Madonna has sparked controversy after she posted altered images of Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela on her Instagram account.

Outrage over Madonna's use of Nelson Mandela, MLK pics for new album
Outrage over Madonna's use of Nelson Mandela, MLK pics for new album

Madonna has sparked outrage after comparing herself toNelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and others in order to promote her new album 'Rebel Heart'.

Executors to fight Winnie's bid to nullify Mandela's will

Executors of Nelson Mandela's estate vowed on Monday to oppose attempts by his former wife to acquire his country house, bequeathed to his widow Graca Machel and the Mandela family after his death last year.

'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.

DNA: Punjab eye camp tragedy, 60 patients lose eyesight

60 persons have lost their eyesight after an operation at a free medical camp organised by an NGO in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, civil and medical authorities said on Thursday.