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  • Nelson Mandela Day: A virtual footprint of Madiba in South Africa Jul 18, 2020 07:29 AM IST

    Nelson Mandela Day: A virtual footprint of Madiba in South Africa

    July 18 is International Nelson Mandela Day. On this day, let’s find his footprints virtually.

  • Barack Obama's Charlottesville tweet most liked tweet in history Aug 16, 2017 11:25 AM IST

    Barack Obama's Charlottesville tweet most liked tweet in history

    "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion," the tweet read.

  • Bill Gates pledges $5 billion for Africa's development Jul 18, 2016 07:28 AM IST

    Bill Gates pledges $5 billion for Africa's development

    The billionaire philanthropist's pledge of USD 5 billion is in addition to the USD 9 billion that he has already invested in Africa.

  • PM Modi retraces Mahatma Gandhi's train journey in South Africa Jul 09, 2016 04:10 PM IST

    PM Modi retraces Mahatma Gandhi's train journey in South Africa

    On the second day of his visit to South Africa, Modi boarded a train at Pentrich and travelled to Pietermaritzburg, a distance of around 15 km, paying tribute to Gandhi's fight against racial discrimination.

  • Modi's wax statue to be unveiled at Madame Tussauds today Apr 28, 2016 09:34 AM IST

    Modi's wax statue to be unveiled at Madame Tussauds today

    Modi even got a glimpse of his wax figure before it was taken to London. Modi was brought face-to-face with the statue at his residence as he could not make it to London for its unveiling.

  • Modi, Gandhi among most admired globally: WEF survey Oct 28, 2015 05:32 PM IST

    Modi, Gandhi among most admired globally: WEF survey

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the 10th most admired personality globally, as per a new survey by the World Economic Forum (WEF) that has ranked late South African President Nelson Mandela on the top.

  • Nelson Mandela leaves behind £2.52 million Feb 04, 2014 04:12 PM IST

    Nelson Mandela leaves behind £2.52 million

    Mandela has left the money for his family members, ANC, ex- staff and local schools.

  • How to do good AND make money in emerging markets Dec 31, 2013 09:22 AM IST

    How to do good AND make money in emerging markets

    Three companies known for socially conscious or religiously-themed investment strategies have created emerging markets funds in the past two years, adding to a Dimensional Fund Advisors' ethical emerging markets portfolio that's been available since 2006.

  • Mandela gone, South Africa must look to itself Dec 17, 2013 09:31 AM IST

    Mandela gone, South Africa must look to itself

    South Africa, a medium-sized emerging economy, is still being buffeted by the after-effects of the global financial crisis and growth is struggling to recover from a 2009 recession, the first since the end of apartheid in 1994.

  • Mandela laid to rest in childhood village Dec 15, 2013 08:04 PM IST

    Mandela laid to rest in childhood village

    A military escort carried Mandela's casket to the family plot where Mandela was accorded a traditional burial, marking the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner-turned- president who transformed South Africa.

  • No comparison between Mandela & jailed Liu: Chinese paper Dec 11, 2013 09:36 AM IST

    No comparison between Mandela & jailed Liu: Chinese paper

    Many Chinese internet users have noted the apparent contradiction of Beijing lauding Mandela's legacy at the same time that it continues a harsh crackdown on its own human rights activists.

  • Mandela taught the true meaning of forgiveness: Pranab Dec 10, 2013 08:41 PM IST

    Mandela taught the true meaning of forgiveness: Pranab

    Representing the government and the people of India, Mukherjee, one of the few foreign speakers to give their eulogies at the Memorial Service for the anti-apartheid icon, said "we stand by you in your hour of bereavement and we share your sense of loss today".

  • World pays homage to Mandela in mass memorial service Dec 10, 2013 09:53 AM IST

    World pays homage to Mandela in mass memorial service

    Coinciding with UN-designated Human Rights Day, the memorial service for Mandela in the 95,000-seat Soccer City stadium is the centrepiece of a week of mourning for the globally-admired statesman, who died on Thursday aged 95.

  • Pranab to lead delegation for Madiba's memorial service Dec 08, 2013 07:58 PM IST

    Pranab to lead delegation for Madiba's memorial service

    The delegation is likely to include UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, Union Minister Anand Sharma and CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury.

  • World leaders honour Mandela as champion of freedom Dec 06, 2013 08:57 AM IST

    World leaders honour Mandela as champion of freedom

    Barack Obama, the first black US president, said Mandela "achieved more than could be expected of any man.

  • TIMELINE: Life and times of Nelson Mandela Dec 06, 2013 08:30 AM IST

    TIMELINE: Life and times of Nelson Mandela

    some important dates and events in the life of former South African President and anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95

  • Nelson Mandela dies peacefully Dec 06, 2013 08:17 AM IST

    Nelson Mandela dies peacefully

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, President Jacob Zuma said.

  • Fugitive Snowden short-listed for European rights prize Oct 01, 2013 08:43 AM IST

    Fugitive Snowden short-listed for European rights prize

    Edward Snowden, who disclosed classified US surveillance programmes has been shortlisted for a European human rights prize.

  • Mandela discharged from hospital, condition still critical Sep 01, 2013 02:22 PM IST

    Mandela discharged from hospital, condition still critical

    Anti-apartheid leader and former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital and returned home on Sunday after being treated for a recurring lung infection, the government said in a statement.

  • Nelson Mandela is still in hospital: South Africa govt Aug 31, 2013 04:31 PM IST

    Nelson Mandela is still in hospital: South Africa govt

    The presidency said reports by some international media that Mandela, 95, had been discharged and returned to his home were "incorrect"

  • Inspired by Mandela, UN staff volunteer their communities Jul 20, 2013 03:57 PM IST

    Inspired by Mandela, UN staff volunteer their communities

    From America to Africa, UN workers honoured Nelson Mandela's dedication to public service by volunteering at least 67 minutes of their day – one minute for each year of the iconic South African political leader's service – to help make a difference in their communities.

  • Mandela turns 95, health condition improves steadily Jul 18, 2013 07:33 PM IST

    Mandela turns 95, health condition improves steadily

    Renowned South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela turned 95 today. The ailing icon's medical condition was reported to be steadily improving from a life threatening lung infection.

  • Mandela spends one month in hospital, still critical Jul 07, 2013 10:39 PM IST

    Mandela spends one month in hospital, still critical

    South Africa's anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, battling for life with a recurring lung infection, on Sunday completed a month in hospital. Sunday marks the 30th day the revered democracy icon has been in hospital, his longest stay. The 94-year-old statesman has been hospitalised four times since December

  • Doctors advised family to unplug Mandela's life support Jul 05, 2013 09:13 AM IST

    Doctors advised family to unplug Mandela's life support

    Doctors treating Nelson Mandela said he was in a "permanent vegetative state" and advised his family to turn off his life support machine a week ago, court documents showed today. The June 26 court filing, obtained by AFP, shows for the first time just how close the still critically ill 94-year-old came to death.

  • Obama urges Africa to follow spirit of Nelson Mandela Jul 01, 2013 09:14 AM IST

    Obama urges Africa to follow spirit of Nelson Mandela

    President Barack Obama said on Sunday the United States would help propel Africa along a path of prosperity and peace, and urged the continent to follow the example of Nelson Mandela.

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