He was a convicted co-defendant with Mr. Mandela at the Rivonia Trial of 1964, which exposed to the world the injustices of South Africa’s segregationist policies.
A virtuoso of the mbira, a plucked instrument, he shared his knowledge with the wider world to preserve wisdom handed down orally. He died of Covid-19.
Omar Hassan al-Bashir, ousted in mass protests last year, is on trial for his role in the military coup that propelled him to power in 1989. He faces the death penalty if convicted.
At least 11 demonstrators were killed in the capital last weekend. Protesters have called for mass civil disobedience until President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta steps down.
She was ambassador to Denmark after years as a voice against apartheid (sometimes in poetry) alongside her parents, Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
The moves are part of efforts to broaden personal freedoms during a delicate democratic transition.