Nelson Mandela

Going Places
9:24 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Travel To South Africa Offers Look Behind Headlines

KPLU travel expert Matthew Brumley says South Africa is his favorite place on the globe, both for its natural beauty and its remarkable history.
Matthew Brumley

When Nelson Mandela died in December, the eyes of the world once again focused on South Africa. Earthbound Expeditions founder and KPLU travel expert Matthew Brumley says it’s his favorite place on the planet, and worth a deeper look than the headlines can offer.

"It's a truly remarkable place. There's no other country I've been to on this planet that has more diversity," Brumley said. "The history is phenomenal. It dates back hundreds of thousands of years, and the culture is multiracial. It's the Rainbow Nation."

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
11:45 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Local Memorial Planned for Mandela at Seattle Center

Former South African President Nelson Mandela smiles during his meeting with a group of Mandela Rhodes Scholars for 2006, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006.
Themba Hadebe AP Photo

The Seattle Center has scheduled a public memorial to honor the life of Nelson Mandela.

A candlelight vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the International Fountain.

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
1:54 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela, Inspiration To World, Dies At 95

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, one of the world's most respected statesmen, died Thursday at 95.
Denis Farrell AP

Originally published on Fri December 6, 2013 8:57 am

Nelson Mandela, who was born in a country that viewed him as a second-class citizen, died Thursday as one of the most respected statesmen in the world. He was 95.

President Jacob Zuma announced the death in a televised speech.

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