South Africa's first Black president, Nelson Mandela, died on Dec. 5, 2013. Revisit the speeches that made Mandela the most prominent figure of the anti-apartheid movement.
Humans instinctually forge loyalties to groups to survive. Being aware of these impulses can help us deescalate arguments and find common ground. Some notable leaders in history show us how it's done.
New York auction house Guernsey's has postponed the sale of some of the South African leader's belongings, including the key to his cell and the shirt he wore when he was released from Robben Island.
The Nobel Peace laureate and archbishop emeritus campaigned against a system he called evil and, after apartheid, helped the nation heal as head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
De Klerk shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela, and ceded the presidency to him in 1994 after Black South Africans were allowed to vote. But he's remained a controversial figure there.
The Minnesota Orchestra will be the first major U.S. orchestra to play in Soweto, South Africa. The orchestra's tour of the country grew out of its conductor's work with youth orchestras there.
The late South African leader would have turned 100 on Wednesday. As part of the commemorations, a new book brings together many of the deeply personal letters he wrote during his 27 years in prison.
In one of his most high-profile appearances since leaving the White House, former President Barack Obama urged listeners to resist cynicism as he celebrated the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
South African women are mourning the loss of Madikizela-Mandela and challenging her controversial legacy. The anti-apartheid stalwart, who died April 2 at the age of 81, was laid to rest Saturday.
Before coming to power, Mandela and Mugabe led remarkably similar lives. Then their paths diverged: In South Africa, Mandela became a global icon and Mugabe presided over Zimbabwe's sharp decline.