Thursday was the 95th birthday of South Africa's former president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Across the country, many chose to do 67 minutes of volunteering, to honor the man's 67 years in prison or politics. Students at the Centre of Science and Technology joined in.
Greensboro-based hip-hop group Phive paid tribute to Nelson Mandela's birthday today by releasing a special song. Marco Werman speaks with singer and songwriter Afika Nxumalo about his connection to South Africa and the song he penned called "Madiba."
With very little information available regarding the deteriorating health of South Africa's former-President Nelson Mandela, foreign media is waiting outside the hospital for him to either die or dramatically improve. Their vigil is angering some South Africans, including parts of the Mandela family.
Ntshepeng Motema is a South African living in New York. In this radio essay, she talks about how she's been spending a lot of time online checking for news on the health of South Africa's ailing former president, Nelson Mandela.