Thatcher had infamously dismissed the African National Congress (ANC) as “a typical terrorist organisation”
Lipscomb is a historian and TV presenter best known for presenting shows such as 'Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home' and writing books including '1536: The Year That Changed Henry VIII'
Bradbury played in an embryonic line-up of the Selecter before replacing the Coventry Automatics drummer Silverton Hutchinson in the Specials
Sarpong first worked at Kiss FM and then as a presenter on T4. In 2008 she hosted Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday celebrations in Hyde Park. She now appears on programmes such as 'Celebrity Juice' and 'Loose Women'
Justice minister wants more female and ethnic minority barristers within 2 years
The leader of the BNP Nick Griffin was yesterday declared bankrupt. He doesn't own a house, and has run out of money. But there are some other, probably more important things that the far-right politician lacks...
When asked if the IRA should be admitted to Northern Ireland talks without first ending its campaign of violence, Mandela fumbled his reply
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Politics simmer as body of former president returns to birthplace
Amid the squabbles and chaotic preparations, residents speak of their pride in Mandela
The former French president apparently informed pals of his mapped-out life plan recently
'I said to Mandela the two most famous people in South Africa are also famous for their height,' Matlala once recalled
They came and waited patiently in their thousands for a momentary glimpse of their hero, passing the time with songs and stories about the leader who changed their lives. Andrew Buncombe joined the queue in Pretoria
The man seen by millions across the world on television has been branded a 'fake' by the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa
The rapper closed his Magna Carter set with a tribute to the late politician