US anti-slavery activists denied entry to Mauritania

2017-09-09 12:59

A group of American anti-slavery activists were denied entry to Mauritania after landing at the airport in Nouakchott, local activists and the US embassy have said.

Jesse Jackson targets tech's lack of diversity

2014-03-20 09:30

Jesse Jackson has focused on Hewlett-Packard in a campaign to highlight Silicon Valley's poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring and funding.

Mandela had gift of longevity - Jackson

2013-12-13 16:05

Instead of retaliating against the apartheid regime, former president Nelson Mandela uniquely chose to forgive and reconcile, US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says.

New protests over Trayvon Martin verdict

2013-07-20 18:03

Civil rights groups have mobilised for protests in cities across the United States amid charged emotions over the not-guilty verdict in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Biden marches with US civil rights leaders

2013-03-04 11:03

Vice President Joe Biden has marched with black civil rights leaders in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the "Bloody Sunday" beating of voting rights marchers 48 years ago.

ANC bash: Zuma performs symbolic sacrifice

2012-01-07 10:05

President Jacob Zuma has enacted a symbolic sacrifice of a bull in Bloemfontein as part of a cleansing ceremony for the ANC's centenary celebrations.

Frazier remembered at funeral

2011-11-15 11:47

Joe Frazier was remembered at a funeral service not only as a heavyweight champion but also as a hardworking ambassador for boxing.


Jesse Jackson 'didn't know' dinner companion Le Pen

2016-05-11 22:06

US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has voiced "disgust" at the ideas of French far-right veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen, after the surprise revelation that they had dined together in Paris.

Jesse Jackson wants US man in North Korea freed

2014-02-10 22:08

The family of a US man imprisoned nearly a year-and-a-half in North Korea says it is encouraged by a growing number of people calling for his freedom - the Reverend Jesse Jackson in particular.

30 months prison for Jesse Jackson Jr

2013-08-14 22:46

The son of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to scheming to spend $750 000 in campaign funds.

We're corruption-busters, says Zuma

2013-04-27 22:28

The fight against crime is more intense in SA than it is in many other countries, President Jacob Zuma says, adding that a total of 718 people are currently under investigation for "corrupt activities".

Jesse Jackson Jnr quits over mental health

2012-11-22 13:03

Representative Jesse Jackson Jnr has resigned, effectively ending a once-promising political career months after the civil rights icon's son went on medical leave while facing investigations.

Unclear if Mandela will be at ANC party

2012-01-04 21:17

There is no indication whether former ANC President Nelson Mandela will attend the party’s centenary celebrations, ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete says.

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