Address to the nation by President Jacob Zuma on the death of former President Nelson Mandela, 5 December 2013.
A hugely ambitious production transports an audience back to 1914 in a part-walking tour, part-multimedia journey
Update on health of former anti-apartheid figurehead comes as his foundation is award the US Dole Leadership Prize of $25,000
For £10 a night, visitors will be invited to meditate, learn to prepare simple food and forget about the outside world for a few days
Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital in a “serious but stable” condition as a result of a lung infection.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has refused to release footage for a major new documentary about Benjamin Britten because the composer was a pacifist and a “deserter”, an award-winning film-maker has claimed.
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Both sides have been accused of using firearms during protests that left six dead
As Nelson Mandela turned 94 today and tributes poured in from around the world, an unseemly squabble continued among the former president’s relatives who are trying to put a commercial value on the anti-apartheid icon.
It might be said of the two outstanding British playwrights who were born in 1930 that both had great talents, one for the epic and the other for a theatre of contained limitation, and that the latter developed that talent to its maximum extent, while the former allowed his to diminish.
James Mottram on the Bond star playing Aung San Suu Kyi in a new biopic
In Freedom from Fear, first published in 1990, Aung San Suu Kyi wrote: "It is not power that corrupts but fear... in any society where fear is rife, corruption in all forms becomes deeply entrenched." Sadly, Burma's military junta retains its grip on power through fraudulent means and intimidation.
Little is recorded about Mahatma Gandhi's choice of writing implement, but one thing is clear: when the great ascetic set down the ideas that would prompt a generation of Indians to a peaceful revolution, he probably did so with a pen that cost rather less than £14,000.
'I'm still a storyteller. It's what I wanted to be as a child'
After 60 years, the ashes of India's most iconic leader were scattered at sea yesterday. It marked the end of an extraordinary journey, literal and metaphorical. Andrew Buncombe reports