Former government contractor could join President Obama, Henry Kissinger and Nelson Mandela in historic list
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Tuesday 17 April 2012
England's three-Test summer tour of South Africa will include midweek matches in Kimblerley and Potchefstroom against SA Barbarians teams, it was confirmed today.
Friday 24 February 2012
British actor Idris Elba is set to portray Nelson Mandela on the big screen.
Saturday 11 February 2012
A 38-year-old man was in custody today after being arrested following an eight-hour stand-off with armed police at an Italian restaurant in Glasgow city centre.
Wednesday 01 February 2012
Black British actors should go west to Hollywood as quickly as they can because they won't find leading roles in the UK, David Harewood, the acclaimed National Theatre performer, has advised.
Tuesday 31 January 2012
David Harewood has criticised the lack of opportunities for young black actors in the UK and has advised them to consider heading to the US.
Monday 09 January 2012
The African National Congress stumbled into its second century yesterday with little rejoicing, amid a clampdown on speeches and after international dignitaries stayed away from a chaotic series of commemorative events.
Sunday 08 January 2012
Tens of thousands of chanting and dancing revelers in South Africa are waving the green and gold of the African National Congress as Africa's oldest liberation movement celebrates its 100th anniversary.
Saturday 07 January 2012
Against all odds, the party of Mandela has reached an historic milestone. But despite its achievements, many South Africans say it has not done enough to help the poor. Alex Duval Smith reports from Mangaung
Friday 30 December 2011
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis
Friday 16 December 2011
Vic Finkelstein, who has died aged 73, was an activist and academic whose writings gave intellectual shape to the disabled people's movement. Finkelstein was born in Johannesburg in 1938, and grew up in Durban. He claimed later that his "lifelong resistance against regimentation" started in nursery school, while his Jewish background gave him an abhorrence of human oppression.
Monday 05 September 2011
In victory in Berlin two years ago, Caster Semenya was denied the opportunity to bask in the glow of her success in the World Championship 800m final by the storm about her gender that broke just before the two-lap race. In the home straight in Daegu yesterday, the 20-year-old South African was denied the gold medal when Mariya Savinova of Russia shot past her in stunning fashion.
Saturday 27 August 2011
One of the central banking intelligentsia?
Yes, but Ms Marcus is an unusually forthright member of the club.
Monday 25 July 2011
Monday 18 July 2011
Friday 08 July 2011
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train