NPR's Gregory Warner speaks with Renee Montagne about the scene near the family home of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, South Africa, where people are gathered to mourn the former president's life.
Renee Montagne talks to South African musician Johnny Clegg about his relationship with Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95. Clegg says his banned 1980s song that named Mandela and became an anthem came to him one day when he woke to gunshots and wondered "who can bridge you and me, every South African."
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is universally admired but there was a time when he was caught up in controversy. Steve Inskeep talks to Bill Keller, a columnist for The New York Times, about Mandela's controversial past.
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act encouraged people to promote health insurance at Thanksgiving family gatherings. The effort moves to a new holiday. California's insurance exchange is encouraging holiday shoppers to give "the gift of health" to young people.
Will Ferrell's Anchorman character is out with an autobiography which wound up in the non-fiction aisle at a Los Angeles area store.The Los Angeles Times first noticed the misplacement Ron Burgundy: Let Me Off At The Top.
Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston, considered a Heisman Trophy front-runner, has been facing allegations that he assaulted a female FSU student in December 2012, prior to his college career. Winston's attorney has contended that his client had consensual sex with the woman.
Morning Edition reports on the music that sustained Nelson Mandela and other members of the anti-apartheid movement while they were in a South African prison. Many of them were huge reggae fans.
Nelson Mandela was released from a South African prison in 1990. Steve Inskeep talks to Renee Montagne about her time covering South Africa in the early 1990s.
For the first time in its history, Pakistan is poised to put a former president and army chief of staff on trial. A special court has been convened to hear allegations against General Pervez Musharraf. He's charged with committing treason after he suspended the nation's constitution in 2007 and declared a state of emergency.
Tributes to Nelson Mandela have been pouring in from all over the world. South Africans are mourning the loss of the symbolic anti-apartheid leader. His leadership and legacy affected the entire African continent.
South Africa's last white-minority president was F.W. De Klerk. He and Nelson Mandela shared the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize for engineering the peaceful transition of South Africa out of white minority rule.
When Nelson Mandela was sent to prison 35 years ago, as a prisoner of apartheid, seven others were convicted with him. Renee Montagne talks to Ahmed Kathrada, who was just 34 when he stepped onto Robben Island with Mandela.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. He had dedicated his life to ending the racially oppressive apartheid system and creating a democratic and inclusive South Africa.
In practically every image of Nelson Mandela after he became president in 1994, he is wearing a silk, long-sleeved, button-up shirt covered with bright, colorful patterns. Those shirts were custom made by a white South African fashion designer.
Brazil's state oil company Petrobras lost 15 percent of its market value this week — that's some $10 billion. Analysts predict more trouble ahead for the oil giant.
The Labor Department on Friday said the nation's unemployment rate fell to 7 percent, a five-year low, as U.S. employers added 203,000 jobs to payrolls in November. In October, the unemployment rate was 7.3 percent.