Nelson Mandela http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23443/all en Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-people-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Schwarzenegger is back, and Hollywood hopes he's still a<br /> star</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As he famously droned on-screen in<br /> his signature "Terminator" movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger is<br /> back. A year after leaving the California governor's office and<br /> becoming tabloid fodder for fathering a boy with his family's<br /> housekeeper and splitting with his wife, Maria Shriver, the<br /> 65-year old former bodybuilder will star in no less than three<br /> Hollywood movies over the next 12 months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-people-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arnold Schwarzenegger Beslan school hostage crisis CDATA Civil awards and decorations Entertainment Family Relation Gérard Depardieu Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Mandela Moscow theater hostage crisis Nationality Nelson Mandela Person Attributes Person Career Person Communication Person Location Person Party Person Relation Quotation Social Issues South Africa Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731341 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-people-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Actor Depardieu denies leaving France for tax reasons</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-people-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arnold Schwarzenegger CDATA Civil awards and decorations Entertainment Family Relation Gérard Depardieu Nationality Nelson Mandela Person Attributes Person Career Person Communication Person Location Person Party Person Relation Quotation Russian passport Social Issues South Africa Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:00:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731529 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-people-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Actor Depardieu denies leaving France for tax reasons</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-people-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arnold Schwarzenegger CDATA Civil awards and decorations Entertainment Family Relation Gérard Depardieu Nationality Nelson Mandela Person Attributes Person Career Person Communication Person Location Person Party Person Relation Quotation Russian passport Social Issues South Africa Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731541 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Former South Africa boss Luyt dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/rugbyu-former-south-africa-boss-luyt-dies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former South African rugby kingpin, business magnate and politician Louis Luyt died Friday aged 80 in a Durban hospital from unknown causes.</p> <p>Luyt was best known as the outspoken boss of South African rugby when the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup for the first time in 1995, a year after the fall of apartheid.</p> <p>That victory was immortalised in the Hollywood blockbuster 'Invictus', starring Morgan Freeman as then-President Nelson Mandela.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/rugbyu-former-south-africa-boss-luyt-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Film Human Interest Louis Luyt Nelson Mandela Politics South Africa AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:15:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742971 at http://www.globalpost.com Weinstein scoops North America rights to Mandela biopic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/weinstein-scoops-north-america-rights-mandela-biopic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Weinstein Company, said Friday it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the film version of Nelson Mandela's best-selling autobiography.</p> <p>"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," directed by Justin Chadwick and currently in post-production, stars British actor Idris Elba as the former South African president and champion of the struggle against apartheid.</p> <p>News of the deal is a pre-Oscar coup for Weinstein, which has two films -- "Django Unchained" and "Silver Linings Playbook" -- in the running for best picture at Sunday's Academy Awards in Hollywood.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/weinstein-scoops-north-america-rights-mandela-biopic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apartheid in South Africa Entertainment Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela South Africa AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:45:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763655 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Sunderland announce Mandela Foundation link http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/football-sunderland-announce-mandela-foundation-link <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>English Premier League side Sunderland are to become a "legacy advocate" for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the northeast club announced Thursday.</p> <p>The partnership, which Sunderland said was a "first for world football", will see the club helping to promote the former South Africa president's "legacy of social justice outside the purely political arena following his retirement".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/football-sunderland-announce-mandela-foundation-link" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil awards and decorations Nelson Mandela South Africa AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:46:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769932 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Mandela hospitalised for medical check-up: presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/urgent-mandela-hospitalised-medical-check-presidency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global peace icon and former statesman Nelson Mandela was hospitalised Saturday for a "scheduled medical check-up", the presidency said, months after he underwent treatment for lung infection and gallstones.</p> <p>"Former president Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital in Pretoria this afternoon, 9 March 2013, for a scheduled medical checkup to manage the existing conditions in line with his age," said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj in a statement.</p> <p>jcm/bm </p> Civil awards and decorations Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Politics South Africa AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 17:31:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778246 at http://www.globalpost.com Mandela hospitalised for medical check-up: presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/mandela-hospitalised-medical-check-presidency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global peace icon and former statesman Nelson Mandela was hospitalised Saturday for a "scheduled medical check-up", the presidency said, months after he underwent treatment for lung infection and gallstones.</p> <p>"Former president Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital in Pretoria this afternoon, 9 March 2013, for a scheduled medical checkup to manage the existing conditions in line with his age," said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj in a statement.</p> <p>"Doctors are conducting tests and have thus far indicated that there is no cause for any alarm," he added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/mandela-hospitalised-medical-check-presidency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil awards and decorations Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Politics Social Issues South Africa AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 17:46:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778261 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-S.Africa's Mandela back in hospital for "routine test" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/update-1-safricas-mandela-back-hospital-routine-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds background and details)</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, March 9 (Reuters) - Former South African president Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital on Saturday for a "routine test", his second period of hospital treatment in less than three months, the government said.</p> <p>A spokesman for President Jacob Zuma said there was "no need for panic" and that doctors were treating Mandela for a pre-existing condition consistent with his age.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/update-1-safricas-mandela-back-hospital-routine-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Social Issues South Africa Xhosa people Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778275 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa's Mandela spends night in hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/safricas-mandela-spends-night-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global peace icon Nelson Mandela spent the night in hospital months after being treated for a lung infection and gallstones, but the South African presidency gave no news on his condition on Sunday.</p> <p>"There isn't an update. I just have to allow the doctors to advise me," said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj.</p> <p>One of Mandela's grand-nephews insisted that the former statesman was simply undergoing tests.</p> <p>"It's a normal check up at the hospital as an old person," he told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/safricas-mandela-spends-night-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil awards and decorations Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Politics Social Issues South Africa AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 08:45:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778660 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa's Mandela spends night in hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/safricas-mandela-spends-night-hospital-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global peace icon Nelson Mandela has spent the night in hospital after being admitted for a "scheduled medical checkup," with no official word on his condition Sunday.</p> <p>His admission comes less than three months after being treated for a lung infection and gallstones.</p> <p>"There isn't an update. I just have to allow the doctors to advise me," said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj.</p> <p>One of Mandela's grand-nephews insisted that the former statesman was simply undergoing tests.</p> <p>"It's a normal check up at the hospital as an old person," he told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/safricas-mandela-spends-night-hospital-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil awards and decorations Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Politics Social Issues South Africa AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:45:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778692 at http://www.globalpost.com Key dates in the life of Nelson Mandela http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/key-dates-the-life-nelson-mandela <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Key dates in the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela:</p> <p>- July 18, 1918: Born into Thembu royal family in Mvezo village in southeastern South Africa.</p> <p>- 1940: Expelled from Fort Hare University College for participating in a student strike.</p> <p>- 1941: Moves to Johannesburg, becomes policeman at a mine.</p> <p>- 1943: Joins the African National Congress (ANC).</p> <p>- 1944: Marries Evelyn Mase, a trainee nurse.</p> <p>- 1952: Opens the first black law practice in Johannesburg with Oliver Tambo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/key-dates-the-life-nelson-mandela" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Nelson Mandela Social Issues South Africa War Xhosa people AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:30:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778710 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/safricas-former-president-nelson-mandela-discharged-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>S.AFRICA'S FORMER PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL, MANDELA WELL - PRESIDENCY</p> Civil awards and decorations Nelson Mandela South Africa Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 14:45:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778842 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Mandela discharged from hospital after tests: presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/urgent-mandela-discharged-hospital-after-tests-presidency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global peace icon Nelson Mandela was discharged Sunday after an overnight hospitalisation for a "scheduled medical checkup", the president's office said.</p> <p>"Former President Nelson Mandela this afternoon returned to his Johannesburg home following successful tests at a medical facility in Pretoria," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement.</p> <p>jcm/jmm</p> Civil awards and decorations Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Politics South Africa AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 14:45:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778846 at http://www.globalpost.com Mandela's memory fading: close friend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/mandelas-memory-fading-close-friend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nelson Mandela, South Africa's frail anti-apartheid hero who spent a night in hospital at the weekend for a medical checkup, is doing well but has memory lapses, a close friend said on Monday.</p> <p>Renowned South African human rights lawyer George Bizos, who defended Mandela during his 1960s treason trial, said that while the 94-year-old is aware of currents political events, he forgets at times that his fellow anti-apartheid activists are dead. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/mandelas-memory-fading-close-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela South Africa Xhosa people AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:45:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779464 at http://www.globalpost.com