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  1. March 21, 2014

    Defender of the faith

    There is something of an irony in the fact that one of the world’s biggest cash prizes is awarded for contribution in the...

  2. December 15, 2013

    Knowing Mandela, by John Carlin

    Knowing Mandela, by John Carlin, Atlantic Books, RRP£14.99, 160 pages By six days, Nelson Mandela outlived a white South...

  1. December 14, 2013

    Mandela’s long walk nears journey’s end

    QUNU, South Africa, Dec 14 - The body of Nelson Mandela arrived on Saturday at his ancestral home in the rolling hills of...

  2. December 6, 2013

    ANC looks to life after Nelson Mandela

    There was a time when Nelson Mandela only needed to catch a cold and the uncertainty would cause tremors on international...

  3. October 30, 2013

    Entrepreneurs given a business plan

    When asked about their career ambitions, one in four UK secondary school pupils say they want to run their own company....

  4. October 12, 2013

    AU to call for suspension of ICC cases while leaders are in power

    The African Union is set to ask the International Criminal Court to suspend cases against the presidents of Kenya and Sudan...

  5. September 13, 2013

    Desmond Tutu

    Desmond Tutu would have been a brilliant stand-up comic. Within moments of arriving at his foundation’s offices, sporting...

  6. August 15, 2013

    Film reviews: Kick-Ass 2, 2 Guns, Planes, When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun, Call Girl, Kuma and Bachelorette

    Jim Carrey recently denounced Kick-Ass 2, sequel to the incredibly successful part-British film about ordinary American...

  7. beyondbrics

    August 9, 2013

    S Africa's Masina: forget the mining vote, the ANC are here to stay

    Picture: BBC News By Adam Green of This is Africa Is the ANC’s dominance of South African politics waning? Unhappy miners,...

  8. March 21, 2013

    Care for the young has variable results

    About 1m children worldwide are thought to die of tuberculosis each year. It is hard to be sure of the true number because...

  9. February 24, 2013

    Gucci backs women’s equality campaign

    Gucci is bankrolling a new global equality campaign for women, enlisting support from Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates...

  10. January 18, 2013

    Lunch with the FT: Sydney Kentridge

    To call Sydney Kentridge the outstanding barrister of his generation is not a huge claim, since few are still working at 90...

  11. December 10, 2012

    EU committed to keeping the peace

    The EU needs to work hard to ensure peace is kept as the continent faces up to its biggest economic crisis since the second...

  12. beyondbrics

    November 8, 2012

    Further reading: toe treading

    Thursday’s picks from the BB team: what sort of President will Xi Jinping be? The battle for Guinea’s treasures; and...

  13. October 5, 2012

    Mau Mau victims win court ruling

    Three elderly Kenyans who were tortured under British colonial rule will be able to claim damages from the government in a...

  14. October 5, 2012

    Kenya torture victims win UK court ruling

    LONDON, Oct 5 – A British court ruled on Friday that three elderly Kenyans who were tortured under British rule in the 1950s...

  15. July 16, 2012

    Mau Mau torture case returns to High Court

    A group of elderly Kenyans have returned to the UK’s High Court for the most crucial stage so far in their long-running...

  16. beyondbrics

    April 6, 2012

    Further reading: jaw-jaw hopes

    Friday’s Easter picks from the beyondbrics team: Mark Malloch-Brown on how Syria can avoid civil war through diplomacy; the...

  17. April 4, 2012

    Camels can pass through a needle’s eye

    For millennia there has been a debate about whether there is a conflict between making a profit and faith. Is it, for...

  18. January 30, 2012

    Super Mario’s bank funding scheme is no panacea

    The Davos forum had its usual spread of A-List celebrities this year, from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to old rocker Sir Mick...

  19. December 5, 2011

    Look a little deeper at ANC’s years in exile

    From Prof Stephen Ellis. Sir, André Brink (“Blundering past the tombstones of apartheid”, Comment, December 1) is mistaken...

  20. November 30, 2011

    Blundering past the tombstones of apartheid

    South Africa is no longer the place of new hope introduced by Nelson Mandela. Over the past week, after a number of chilling...

  21. November 22, 2011

    Anger as South African MPs pass ‘secrecy bill’

    South Africa’s national assembly has passed a Protection of State Information Bill that opponents fear will tarnish the...

  22. October 10, 2011

    Oil shifts Canada’s centre of gravity

    It is hard to imagine human-rights activists such as the Dalai Lama, Bishop Desmond Tutu and Ireland’s Mairead Maguire and...

  23. October 4, 2011

    Tutu anger over Dalai Lama S Africa visa

    The Dalai Lama has cancelled a trip to South Africa after he was not granted a visa in time, an issue activists have blamed...

  24. Material World

    October 3, 2011

    Truth and Reconciliation Commission spawns a luxury brand

    One of the more interesting additions to the Paris Fashion Week schedule came courtesy not of any big group, but rather a...

  25. July 15, 2011

    Battle for London’s African heart

    If you wished to savour the full extent of black culture in London today, you might head east to Dalston to eat Ghanaian...

  26. June 23, 2011

    UCL set to abandon old degree classifications

    University College London is planning to abandon the traditional British university results system, moving to an...

  27. April 7, 2011

    Mandela’s lessons in truth for City high-fliers

    One terrible Sunday in 1993 four gunmen burst into our local church in Kenilworth, Cape Town and started shooting...

  28. MBA blog

    April 4, 2011

    The Skoll World Forum

    What do Jude Law, Annie Lennox, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu all have in common?...

  29. January 28, 2011

    Mandela leaves hospital

    Journalists waiting outside the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg before Nelson Mandela was discharged Nelson Mandela, the...

  30. January 27, 2011

    Mandela in hospital for ‘routine tests’

    Children from a school near the hospital where Nelson Mandela is undergoing routine tests make their way to a swimming pool...

  31. January 7, 2011

    Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

    Representatives of the Catholic, Buddhist and Muslim faiths at a prayer rally, Manila University, October 2007 Twelve Steps...

  32. June 19, 2010

    Unearthing bloody history is messy and complex

    The grainy images that have dominated British television screens since the release this week of a long-awaited judicial...

  33. February 9, 2010

    EMI chief stays young at heart

    It is a wonder that Elio Leoni-Sceti , chief executive of struggling EMI, can find the time in between contract talks with...

  34. December 12, 2009

    Protesters demand strong UN climate deal

    Tens of thousands of protesters marched through Copenhagen on Saturday to demand action on climate change, ending with a...

  35. December 12, 2009

    Day five: Delegate diary

    * Keen business interest in the outcome of the Copenhagen talks was evident in the packed house at the Confederation of...

  36. December 4, 2009

    World Cup draw starts clock ticking for S Africa

    David Beckham, Charlize Theron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and - beamed in by video - the ever frailer Nelson Mandela: football...

  37. December 3, 2009

    South Africa prepares for World Cup draw

      David Beckham, Charlize Theron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and – beamed in by video – the increasingly frail Nelson Mandela:...

  38. December 3, 2009

    South Africa set to kick off World Cup draw

    David Beckham, Charlize Theron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and – beamed in by video – the ever frailer Nelson Mandela: football...

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