On New Year’s Day in Cape Town, family, friends, and dignitaries gathered for Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s solemn state funeral.
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Flags are flying at half staff this week as South Africa prepares to bid farewell to anti-apartheid crusader Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
President F W de Klerk, South Africa’s last apartheid leader has died at the age of 85, his foundation announced Thursday.
South African voters will decide on November 1 whether the ANC can still provide reform or if it is time to vote for the opposition.
A hulking statue of a late 19th century white leader, with a cane and top hat, has been a flashpoint for cultural conflict in South Africa for years.
Thousands turned out on Sunday for a concert in Johannesburg to honor the life of Nelson Mandela, with Beyonce leading an all-star line-up.
Kofi Annan,one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats,a symbol of the United Nations who was the first black African SG of the world body, has died.
Aretha Franklin was born and rose to fame during the segregation era. She inspired millions of black Americans and supported the fight for racial equality.
A researcher sees deeper trends behind the end of apartheid and the transition to democracy in South Africa.
Mandela served as a spearhead of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement during husband’s long imprisonment