India joins the global initiative to spread out thousands of blankets, knitted in memory of Nelson Mandela, to help the needy and the disadvantaged.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Yousafzai, a Pakistani education activist, is only the sixth person to receive honourary Canadian citizenship.
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said that addressing parliament is not an ‘automatic right’ but an ‘earned honour’.
It was in Africa that he signalled a historic opening toward Cuba, took aim at the twin scourges of corruption and dictatorship and sent thousands of troops to fight one of the most terrifying disease outbreaks in decades.
‘We have come here today recognising our great debt to the Cuban people. What other country has such a history of selfless behaviour as Cuba has shown for the people of Africa?’
The revolutionary leader, who defied the US for over 50 years, has left behind in much of the world a feeling of inevitable, but nonetheless irreparable, loss.
Unemployment, economic stagnation and scandals around President Jacob Zuma led voters to punish the ANC, changing the outlook for national elections in 2019 and potentially emboldening Zuma’s rivals within the ANC to challenge him.
Four hundred years after his death, the extraordinary global attention given to Shakespeare not only retrieves the past but traces how historical inscriptions of feeling states have shaped modern consciousness.
The eminent sociologist T.N. Madan remembers the Mahatma on his 68th death anniversary.