December 5, 2013 The transition from one role to the other is difficult, and many have failed making the attempt. Nelson Mandela was a rare example who succeeded in both jobs. In addition, he willingly stepped down after one term in office, setting an example for a young democracy.
December 5, 2013 Radio producer Joe Richman tells the story of how he discovered the tape of Nelson Mandela's famous speech at his 1964 sabotage trial, where he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
December 3, 2013 A South African diving team expecting to find only bodies three days after the vessel sunk instead located the ship's cook, Harrison Okene, alive.
October 28, 2013 Also, a former South African minister was briefly detained in New York, apparently owing to an outdated terrorist watch list. And India assesses security in the aftermath of deadly blasts that targeted an opposition party.
September 1, 2013 Doctors says the 95-year-old former South African president and anti-apartheid leader will be able to get the same level of intensive care at his residence in Johannesburg.
September 1, 2013 The former South African president went home from a hospital today and will continue to receive care for his recurring lung infection at his Johannesburg home.
August 31, 2013 The former South African president and anti-apartheid leader is still in a Pretoria hospital with a lung infection despite reports that he'd returned home.
August 28, 2013 Treating sex workers infected with HIV can save their lives and reduce the odds that they will spread HIV to clients. To make it easier for prostitutes to get care, a university-run clinic in Johannesburg is located in a neighborhood where they work.
July 28, 2013 Before they came to power, Mandela and Mugabe had remarkably similar lives. But then their fortunes diverged, with Mandela becoming a global icon and Mugabe presiding over a country that has been in decline.
July 17, 2013 The anti-apartheid champion and former South African president may soon be sent home from the hospital where he's been since June 8, Zindzi Mandela tells Sky News. That word comes on the eve of Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday.