US activists pay tribute to global icon

Before opinion shifted, Mandela - who was removed from terrorist watch list of US only in 2008 - was not liked there.

    As activists in the US pay tributes to the deceased South African statesman Nelson Mandela, it is worth recalling that for decades, the US was steadfast in its support of the apartheid government. Experts say it all changed when activists and legislators saw videos of what was really happening in the country.

    Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.