On 27 November 1995, a calm voice issued this jarring statement on the BBC: “Abacha is sitting on a volcano. And I am going to explode it underneath him.” It belonged to Nelson Mandela. He was 77,...
16 Dec 2013
Conventional wisdom has it that tigers never roamed the African jungle. Indeed there are no tigers...
6 Dec 2013
The United Nations family today mourned the loss – and celebrated the enduring legacy – of Nelson...
2 Oct 2012
Children of ProjectArt, a Harlem, New York summer arts camp, create Nelson Mandela inspired art and...
17 Jan 2012
“We are waiting for houses,” says a resident of Soweto’s Motsoaledi shantytown, standing by her...
4 Sep 2010
A South African jazz icon talks about the Millennium Development Goals, Nelson Mandela and his...
15 Aug 2010
Nelson Mandela speaking at the UN General Assembly in 1994, shortly after his historic election as...
15 Aug 2010
A rally in Cape Verde with portraits of Amilcar Cabral and Aristides Pereira, leaders of the...
15 Jul 2006
Workers in Burkina Faso are angry. Four times in 2005 and then again this May, the country’s trade...
15 Jul 2005
More financing for Millennium Development Goals, but still far to go