Nelson Mandela

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 | Beyonce to perform at South African concert honoring Mandela

JOHANNESBURG— Beyonce, Jay-Z and Ed Sheeran are among the stars scheduled to perform at a South African concert on Sunday in honor of the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born. The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will be hosted in Johannesburg by South Africa’s Motsepe Foundation, which seeks to … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Beyonce to perform at South African concert honoring Mandela

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 | Desmond Tutu spends 87th birthday in a Cape Town hospital

JOHANNESBURG  — Former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu turned 87 years old in a hospital on Sunday, and birthday greetings poured in for the man once described by Nelson Mandela as “our voice of conscience.” Tutu, who has been treated for prostate cancer for many years, was admitted to a Cape Town hospital for tests … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Desmond Tutu spends 87th birthday in a Cape Town hospital

LONDON | Prince Harry, Meghan visit Nelson Mandela exhibition

LONDON— Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have visited an exhibition in London charting the life of Nelson Mandela. Peter Hain, a former anti-apartheid campaigner and chair of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition, said it was “very fitting” for the royal couple to visit because Harry does charitable work in southern Africa, and Meghan has … Continue reading LONDON | Prince Harry, Meghan visit Nelson Mandela exhibition

JOHANNESBURG | Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump

JOHANNESBURG — Former U.S. President Barack Obama is set to make his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela‘s birth. While not directly mentioning his successor, President Donald Trump, Obama’s speech … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump

Inventor’s firm says creator of the wind-up radio has died

LONDON /March 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Trevor Baylis, creator of the clockwork or wind-up radio, has died. He was 80. David Bunting, CEO of Trevor Baylis Brands, says Baylis died Monday after a lengthy illness. Baylis developed his best-known invention after seeing a television program on AIDS in Africa and learning that people weren’t getting lifesaving … Continue reading Inventor’s firm says creator of the wind-up radio has died

Book about Nelson Mandela’s medical treatment stirs dispute

JOHANNESBURG/July 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A new book by a former South African military doctor that documents Nelson Mandela’s medical treatments before his 2013 death violates doctor-patient confidentiality, according to some relatives of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel laureate. But the retired doctor, Vejay Ramlakan, said in an interview this weekend on the eNCA news … Continue reading Book about Nelson Mandela’s medical treatment stirs dispute