Nelson Mandela was buried Sunday, in a private burial attended by the Mandela family. The burial and the funeral were held in Qunu, a rural village in eastern South Africa where Mandela spent his childhood.
Nelson Mandela was a silent icon to a generation of South African parents too frightened to tell their kids about him. That he seized the imagination of youth and inspired them to rise up against apartheid is one of the great ironies of South African history.
On Sunday, South African President Jacob Zuma said former president and national hero Nelson Mandela's health was improving. Mandela has been in the hospital for 9 days with a recurring lung infection.
Is there such thing as too much information when it comes to the family of a Nobel Peace Prize winner and South African elder statesman? His granddaughters – in all their gossipy splendor – are the subject of "Being Mandela", a reality show. And Nelson Mandela may be watching
The South African government released an official statement confirming former President Nelson Mandela's recovery from a lung infection and surgery. A Nobel Peace Prize winner and inspirational figure worldwide, Mandela, now 94, has been in frail health for several years.
If you look behind the often dire headlines and examine the long-term trends, you'll see that crime is falling, lifespans are increasing, and poverty is ebbing. In other words, there's solid evidence for hope.