Nelson Mandela

Vocal authority: Mandla Mndebele as Mandela and Siphamandla Yakupa as Winnie in ‘Mandela Trilogy’

For a good man, Nelson Mandela has inspired a lot of really bad art – here’s some more

10 September 2016 9:00 am

They say that the devil gets all the best tunes, and on the basis of this week’s opera-going it would…

Aung San Suu Kyi with military officials at the swearing-in of President Htin Kyaw, 30 March 2016

Has Aung San Suu Kyi become a puppet of Burma’s generals?

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Peter Popham is commendably quick off the blocks with this excellent account of the run-up to last November’s Burmese general…

South Africa’s Heart of Darkness

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Trencherman was first published in Afrikaans in 2006 and translated into English for a South African readership shortly afterwards, but…

Assisted suicide is too close to murder to be legal

19 July 2014 9:00 am

How amazing to have two former Anglican archbishops, George Carey of Canterbury and Desmond Tutu of South Africa, supporting Lord…

What a lost prison manuscript reveals about the real Nelson Mandela

18 January 2014 9:00 am

His long-lost prison manuscript sheds new light on the president’s politics, smoothed over in ‘Long Walk to Freedom’

Rod Liddle: Try my new year resolution - ignore the internet

4 January 2014 9:00 am

At last, it has been scientifically proved that Jesus Christ is better than Muhammad. We’d always known that our lad…

The world’s media are waiting for Mandela to die. Here’s why he’s disappointing them

6 July 2013 9:00 am

The past few weeks have been an agonising dress rehearsal for the great statesman’s death