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JOHANNESBURG | Beyonce and other stars to perform at Mandela festival

JOHANNESBURG — Beyonce and other international stars have gathered in South Africa for a charity concert honoring Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born. Pharrell Williams, Trevor Noah and Oprah Winfrey were among those headlining the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium on Sunday. Model Naomi Campbell and singer Bob Geldof, … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Beyonce and other stars to perform at Mandela festival

JOHANNESBURG | Oprah speaks on gender equality at Mandela event, to cheers

JOHANNESBURG — Oprah Winfrey is paying tribute to Nelson Mandela and promoting gender equality at an event in South Africa, where she opened an academy for girls a decade ago. The former talk show host on Thursday joined Graca Machel, Mandela’s widow and an advocate of women’s and children’s rights, at the Soweto campus of … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Oprah speaks on gender equality at Mandela event, to cheers

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