Nelson Mandela

South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela's centennial birthday

Anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela left a legacy of reconciliation, but contemporary South Africa still struggles with race and other challenges.

United States

Cornel West: 'Obama was never the revolutionary Mandela was'

Intellectual Cornel West discusses former US president Barack Obama's legacy and symbolism behind his rise to power.

Cornel West: 'Obama was never the revolutionary Mandela was'

South Africa

Mandela foundation urged to withdraw Obama invitation

Critics say former US president does not represent Mandela's legacy and should not be a guest lecturer at annual event.

Activists urge Nelson Mandela Foundation to withdraw Obama invite

The Listening Post

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Her life and death in the media

As the country mourned the death of South Africa's anti-apartheid icon, the media went to work characterising her life.

Inside Story

The legacy of South Africa's Winnie Mandela

Anti-apartheid campaigner and ex-wife of country's first President Nelson Mandela died on Monday aged 81.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Winnie Mandela: Life in pictures

A veteran of the anti-apartheid struggle, Winnie Mandela died at the age of 81.

Winnie Mandela: Life in pictures

South Africa

South Africa activist Winnie Mandela dies

Uncompromising opponent of apartheid maintained ties with Nelson Mandela despite their divorce in 1996.

South Africa

Who was South Africa's Winnie Mandela?

A look back at the life of anti-apartheid campaigner and ex-wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela.

Inside Story

Can Cyril Ramaphosa save South Africa's ANC?

Ramaphosa was elected as the new leader of South Africa's ruling ANC party on Monday.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela: A nation's father

Former South African president's struggle and sacrifices made him one of the world's most revered statesmen.

Face to Face

Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk: Enemies for peace

Insight into the rivalry of the two men who helped end apartheid and shape a new multi-racial democracy in South Africa.


Why is Mandela's granddaughter abandoning the ANC?

Nelson Mandela's eldest granddaughter, Ndileka Mandela, discusses how her grandfather's party has gone astray.

South Africa

Ahmed Kathrada: The Robben Island diaries

An interview with the veteran of the anti-apartheid struggle and friend of Nelson Mandela who has died at the age of 87.

Ahmed Kathrada: The Robben Island diaries

Human Rights

How a raised fist against Swedish Nazism went viral

Activist Maria-Teresa "Tess" Asplund was photographed with her fist raised to defy 300 neo-Nazi marchers in Sweden.

Q&A: 'Racism is on the rise in Sweden and it is scary'

Talk to Al Jazeera

Mmusi Maimane: 'Fighting a system, not a race'

The leader of South Africa's main opposition party discusses the ANC's legacy, Jacob Zuma and the future of his country.