War & Conflict

Q&A: On art, chairs and being Saddam Hussein's doctor

Ala Bashir, Iraqi artist and former personal doctor to Saddam Hussein, describes 'life between two invasions' in Iraq.


'When he walked out of prison, Mandela set us all free'

Remembering the sense of hope and optimism in South Africa, 25 years after Nelson Mandela's release.

by Stefan Simanowitz


South Africa marks Mandela death anniversary

Events to mark Nelson Mandela's first death anniversary include interfaith prayer service and a cricket match.


Gaza and the 'crime of crimes'

Russell Tribunal on Palestine finds that Gaza is on the brink of a genocidal apartheid.

by Ronnie Kasrils

Special series

The making of South Africa ‘UP’ series

An award-wining series tracks personal journeys of a diverse range of children who were born in apartheid South Africa.


Let freedom reign

The legacy that Mandela leaves behind in South Africa


Mandela's revolutionary road

Nelson Mandela's journey to freedom for South Africa


Mandela's world

Exclusive content from Al Jazeera Magazine's special edition on Nelson Mandela.


Mandela: The father of the Rainbow Nation

We asked South Africans to reflect on what Madiba meant to them. Hover over the mosaic to see the responses.


Life and times of Nelson Mandela

Trace the life of the former South African president, from humble beginnings as a cattle-boy to a revered leader.