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JOHANNESBURG | Pik Botha, apartheid-era minister, dies in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — Pik Botha, South Africa‘s foreign minister in the last years of apartheid, has died at the age 86. Botha’s son, Roelof, on Friday told South Africa’s eNCA news outlet that his father died at his home after an illness. Pik Botha was a prominent figure in the country’s white minority government at the … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Pik Botha, apartheid-era minister, dies in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG | Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UN

JOHANNESBURG— Nelson Mandela’s South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman — the “Long Walk to Freedom” of his autobiography title — is one of the 20th century’s great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. Now the United Nations is seeking to harness its soaring symbolism. The unveiling of a … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UN