February 1, 1990 |
President Frederik W. de Klerk will meet black nationalist Nelson R. Mandela today to discuss problems concerning his release after 27 years in prison, a senior South African government source said Wednesday. The source, who declined to be named, said that De Klerk and Mandela will discuss "sticking points that have arisen in plans for Mr. Mandela's release."
April 8, 1990 |
The government and the African National Congress announced that they will open discussions May 2 to lay the groundwork for negotiations on South Africa's racial conflicts. The date was agreed to after a meeting last week between President Frederik W. de Klerk and Nelson R. Mandela, the black nationalist group's deputy president.
March 17, 1990 |
Secretary of State James A. Baker III will meet South African President Frederik W. de Klerk next week in Cape Town and black nationalist leader Nelson R. Mandela in Namibia, the State Department said Friday. Spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler announced the schedule of Baker's trip to take part Wednesday in marking Namibia's independence from South Africa. Baker is to spend only about five hours in Cape Town. He will also meet Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu and other black leaders.
March 13, 1990 |
South African black nationalist Nelson R. Mandela and ailing Oliver R. Tambo, president of the African National Congress, held an emotional reunion after 27 years. A jubilant crowd of Swedes and Africans greeted Mandela and his wife, Winnie, at the Stockholm airport after they arrived from Tanzania. Mandela, 71, and Tambo, 72, once law partners, had not seen each other since Mandela was jailed in South Africa 27 years ago and Tambo went into exile. They met at a castle near Stockholm.
March 10, 1990 |
Black nationalist Nelson R. Mandela pledged in Ethiopia that South African "freedom fighters" will struggle until they stop apartheid. Then he flew back to Tanzania to visit African National Congress military camps. Mandela spent only 24 hours in Ethiopia in a last-minute side trip during his 17-day tour, meeting President Mengistu Haile Mariam and addressing delegation chiefs from the Organization of African Unity.
October 19, 2001 |
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the controversial ex-wife of former President Nelson Mandela, was arrested Thursday and charged with 85 counts of fraud and theft involving more than $100,000. The charges stem from an alleged scam to obtain bank loans for nonexistent employees of the African National Congress Women's League. Madikizela-Mandela is the president of the league and a member of Parliament.
May 3, 1994 |
Nelson Mandela, the enduring symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle and the inspiration of a nation, claimed victory Monday night in South Africa's first free elections and urged both blacks and whites in this divided land to "loudly proclaim from the rooftops--free at last!"
March 9, 2003 |
On this wind-swept spit of an island, where penguins stood sentinel beside the road as guests pulled up in tuxedos and gowns, Nelson Mandela presided over dinner at the infamous prison where he was once held -- and enjoyed a little joke at the expense of President Bush.