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2006-07-17 14:02:17

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Nelson Mandela said on Monday he "never imagined" reaching the age of 88 as he received one of his first birthday presents -- a shipment of rum and cigars from Cuban President Fidel Castro.

2006-07-10 14:41:03

By Ingrid Melander and Tom Pfeiffer RABAT (Reuters) - European and African ministers said on Monday the waves of illegal migrants seeking a better future in Europe would not be stopped unless Europe helped Africa fight poverty.

2006-05-08 08:14:24

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African judge on Monday acquitted former Deputy President Jacob Zuma of raping an HIV-positive family friend after a sensational court case which opened wide rifts in the ruling African National Congress. Zuma was once seen as South Africa's next president.

2006-04-05 21:48:46

By Andrew Quinn PLATFONTEIN, South Africa (Reuters) - Dressed in crisp olive uniforms and shiny black boots, the squad of 40 South African Bushmen took up formation with military precision, the last hope of a vanishing people.

2006-03-16 12:08:01

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - World leaders have their faults, former South Africa President Nelson Mandela said on Thursday, regaling the cast of an Oscar-winning gangster movie with tales of his own teenage years as a pig thief.

2006-03-08 08:26:52

By Chris Thompson JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A woman who has accused South Africa's former Deputy President Jacob Zuma of rape said on Wednesday she never told him to stop having sex with her and had not cried out during the incident.

2006-03-05 23:00:47

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Tsotsi," the South African film about a Johannesburg shantytown thug, won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday.

2006-02-13 06:05:00

Besieged by angry protesters, a South African court on Monday launched the rape trial of former Deputy President Jacob Zuma -- a man once seen as the likely next leader of Africa's most powerful country.

2005-12-23 02:05:57

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - He spent 27 years in jail for his struggle against apartheid and has campaigned tirelessly against AIDS and poverty, but at 87, Nelson Mandela's New Year's resolution is to serve his people better.

2005-07-18 06:06:09

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 87th birthday on Monday, lighting a special torch in his apartheid prison cell as part of a new nationwide drive to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.