Nelson Mandela died in 2013 at the age of 95. Internet users are remembering South Africa’s first black president and renowned anti-apartheid activist with the hashtag #MandelaDay on July 18, which would have been his 99th birthday.
South African artist Esther Mahlangu, 81, recently opened her exhibition in Johannesburg at the Melrose Gallery, where her series of artwork inspired by Nelson Mandela was unveiled on March 1. The artist has produced six paintings reproduced from drawings created by Mandela in her signature Ndebele style. The exhibition will include previous work by Mahlangu.
The past week had some greatly significant moments in world history, including the resignation of President Richard Nixon, the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan and the jailing of Nelson Mandela. Those stories and more in the latest edition of This week in history…
The day in photos from around the world.
The day in pictures around the world.
Two artists are drawing controversy after they placing a tiny rabbit inside the ear of a 30-foot bronze statue of Nelson Mandela to serve as a “small trademark” for their work.
South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, leaving the multi-racial democracy he founded without its living inspiration and still striving for the “Rainbow Nation” ideal of shared prosperity he had dreamed of. More →
Dec. 13 Daily Brief: Bidding farewell to Mandela, protests in Kiev, opening ceremonies for swimming championships
South Africans bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, protesters guard a barricade on Independence Square in Kiev, opening ceremonies are held for the Len European Short Course Swimming Championships in Herning, Denmark, and more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 12 Daily Brief: Santa skates by the Eiffel Tower, Vienna ballet, a baby the size of a palm and cold flamingos
Flamingos huddled during snowfall, a rainbow over the Union Building, flute playing at a temple and more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 11 Daily Brief: Swimming Santa, snow in Syria, protests in Ukraine, London fog, Mandela funeral moves to Pretoria, showgirl Danica Patrick
Swimming Santa, snow in Syria, protests in Ukraine, London fog, Mandela funeral moves to Pretoria, showgirl Danica Patrick and more in today’s daily brief.