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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2003 with 104 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2003 with 232 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

It was on this date in 1981 that Pope John Paul II was shot twice at close range while riding in an open automobile through St.Peter's Square in Rome. An escaped Turkish terrorist, Mehmet Ali Agca, was arrested immediately following the shooting and later
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for May 12-18.
By United Press International

Commentary: Mother of a nation

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- From 1988 to 1991, as vice president of Government and International Affairs at B&C associates in High Point, N.C, I traveled extensively to South Africa and sp
ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS

Rumsfeld: Human shields' use is war crime

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- With around 30 Western volunteer "human shields" now in Baghdad and more on their way, Pentagon officials Wednesday warned that any Iraqi military personnel who put those civilians at risk would be violating international law and could face war crimes cha
PAMELA HESS, UPI Pentagon Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2002 with 104 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2002 with 232 to follow.
By United Press International

Blast from the Past

It was on this date in 1981 that Pope John Paul II was shot twice at close range while riding in an open automobile through St.Peter's Square in Rome. An escaped Turkish terrorist, Mehmet Ali Agca, was arrested immediately following the shooting and later
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast from the Past

This is the UPI Blast from the Past advance package, May 13 through May 19.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Opposition walks out of SA parliament

DURBAN, South Africa, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- South Africa's main opposition Democratic Party walked out of a special session of parliament convened to receive a report by the auditor-general and other inve
R.W. JOHNSON
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (born Astrid Winfreda Madikizelza; 26 September 1936) is a South African politician who has held several government positions and headed the African National Congress Women's League. She is currently a member of the ANC's National Executive Committee. Although still married to Nelson Mandela at the time of his becoming president of South Africa in May 1994, she was never the first lady of South Africa, as the couple had separated two years earlier after it was revealed that Winnie had been unfaithful during Nelson's incarceration. Their divorce was finalized on 19 March 1996, with an unspecified out-of-court settlement. Winnie Mandela's attempt to obtain a settlement up to US$5 million, half of what she claimed her ex-husband was worth, was dismissed when she failed to appear at court for a financial settlement hearing.

A controversial activist, she is popular among her supporters, who refer to her as the 'Mother of the Nation', yet reviled by others, mostly due to her alleged involvement in several human rights abuses, including the 1989 kidnap of 14-year old ANC activist Stompie Moeketsi, who was later murdered.

In March 2009, the Independent Electoral Commission ruled that Winnie Mandela, who was selected as an ANC candidate, could run in the April 2009 general election, despite having a fraud conviction.

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