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  1. July 25, 2014

    Lunch with the FT: Niall FitzGerald

    “I proposed to my wife here,” says Niall FitzGerald as we settle into a table at his favourite Italian restaurant. “She was...

  2. May 2, 2014

    Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – DVD review

    Justin Chadwick, 2013 Pathé “An incredible true story that inspired the world.” There’s no arguing with a tagline like that...

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  1. beyondbrics

    March 10, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Hunt for mystery air passengers intensifies | As search for Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared...

  2. beyondbrics

    March 10, 2014

    London morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Poor China exports data damp Asia mood | Bourses fall in response to weak trade figures from the world’s...

  3. February 3, 2014

    Nelson Mandela leaves $4m to family, staff and ANC

    The estate of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, has been provisionally valued at about $4.1m, executors...

  4. January 28, 2014

    Mamphela Ramphele to run for president in South Africa

    Mamphela Ramphele, the prominent academic and activist, is to lead South Africa’s main opposition party in its battle...

  5. January 2, 2014

    Film review – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

    Let the words “Cry freedom” ring across the world. Freedom from political cruelty and oppression. But freedom too, please,...

  6. December 27, 2013

    A year in a word: Selfie

    (noun) – a photographic self-portrait taken with a handheld gadget Nouns related to photography tend to also work as verbs....

  7. December 27, 2013

    How Nelson Mandela’s example offers style lessons for a new year

    Almost a month after the death of Nelson Mandela, every talking head has weighed in with their own memoir or eulogy so what...

  8. December 23, 2013

    How to eulogise the dead and departing

    There is a lot of talk at funerals: the funerals of politicians especially; the funerals of revered elder statesmen...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    December 18, 2013

    Cricket fans at Wanderers Stadium

    hemba Hadebe/AP A cricket fan walks in front of a giant poster of the late president Nelson Mandela during the first day of...

  10. December 18, 2013

    Five non-business books that will inspire managers

    Year-end is the time for a clear-out of the business books I haven’t read and those I never finished. We get sent dozens of...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    December 16, 2013

    Mandela statue unveiled

    Oli Scarff/Getty Images A military fly-past above a statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela shortly after it...

  12. 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...

  13. December 15, 2013

    EU to urge Myanmar to allow Aung San Suu Kyi to seek presidency

    EU member states will urge Myanmar’s former military rulers to change the country’s constitution and electoral laws to allow...

  14. December 15, 2013

    Thousands gather as Nelson Mandela laid to rest

    Nelson Mandela was finally laid to rest on Sunday after a state funeral that was laced with emotion and touching personal...

  15. 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...

  16. beyondbrics

    December 14, 2013

    The Weekender, December 14

    The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

  17. December 13, 2013

    Afrikaners have moved on

    From Mr André van der Walt. Sir, What an unfortunate, short-sighted piece of journalism was “Afrikaners fear for their...

  18. December 13, 2013

    Jacob Matlala, boxer and campaigner, 1962-2013

    Nelson Mandela was an amateur boxer in his youth. As he wrote in his autobiography, Long Walk To Freedom, “I did not enjoy...

  19. December 13, 2013

    See you, see me

    For Winston Churchill, it was a gun carriage pulled by soldiers through stilled Westminster streets. For Martin Luther King,...

  20. December 13, 2013

    What London partygoers are wearing

    By this stage of December the Christmas party season is in full swing and there was no better proof than at the Cosmopolitan...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    December 13, 2013

    Mandela mourners in Pretoria

    Kevin Coombs/Reuters People wait in a bus line to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela in Pretoria     ...

  22. December 12, 2013

    Mandela, American public servant

    It was the most dramatic entrance I have ever seen. Nelson Mandela walked into the lobby of the US Department of State in...

  23. The World

    December 11, 2013

    In the Picture: Celebrating Nelson Mandela

    (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Thousands gathered in Soweto’s enormous stadium for a lively memorial service celebrating...

  24. December 11, 2013

    Joe McPhee Survival Unit III, Café Oto, London – review

    Joe McPhee is a free-improvising multi-instrumentalist veteran with many projects on the go. Born in 1939, he started...

  25. December 11, 2013

    Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter accused of being fake

    South Africa faced fresh embarrassment over the memorial held to remember Nelson Mandela after a controversy erupted over...

  26. FT Photo Diary

    December 11, 2013

    Nelson Mandela lies in state

    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The body of former South African president Nelson Mandela is transported to the Union Buildings...

  27. FT Photo Diary

    December 11, 2013

    Bidding farewell to Mandela

    Muhammed Muheisen/AP South African mourners hold posters of former president Nelson Mandela, while chanting slogans as the...

  28. The World

    December 11, 2013

    What's in a handshake?

    It is not often that a handshake has such power to titillate. But then it depends on who is doing the shaking. Barack Obama...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    December 10, 2013

    Clinton and Bush in South Africa

    Dai Kurokawa/EPA Former US presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Mr Clinton’s daughter Chelsea Clinton attend the...

  30. FT Photo Diary

    December 10, 2013

    Mandela memorial

    Peter Dejong/AP VIPs and dignitaries stand up for the start of the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in...

  31. December 10, 2013

    Mandela memorial: Jeering for Jacob Zuma clouds Soweto service

    Mandela memorial: South Africa pays tribute US and Cuban leaders shook hands at a memorial for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday,...

  32. December 9, 2013

    MPs unite in paying tribute to Mandela

    David Cameron on Monday led parliamentary tributes to Nelson Mandela, but Labour MPs were determined not to let him forget...

  33. FT Photo Diary

    December 9, 2013

    Begging and mourning in South Africa

    Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images A street child holds up a poster bearing the image of South African former president Nelson...

  34. December 9, 2013

    Nelson Mandela’s death puts spotlight on ANC leadership

    When Thabo Mbeki rose to speak at a prayer service held in memory of Nelson Mandela, the icon he succeeded as president, he...

  35. December 9, 2013

    Britain is entering an age of clashing ideologies

    Britain’s parliamentary tributes to Nelson Mandela on Monday were reverent and dignified but they also betrayed a certain...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    December 9, 2013

    Mourning Madiba

    Nic Bothma/EPA Sixty-two-year-old Olivia Tsangane, a neighbour of Nelson Mandela, poses for a photograph in the late South...

  37. December 8, 2013

    South Africa grapples with deep structural challenges

    After leading the African National Congress to a historic election victory in 1994, Nelson Mandela went on to defy not only...

  38. December 8, 2013

    South Africans join in prayer for Mandela

    Millions of South Africans of all classes, races and religions flocked to churches, mosques and synagogues on Sunday as the...

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