Mandela Suing For Prison Artwork

via M&C

Johannesburg – Former South African President Nelson Mandela has instructed his lawyers to take action against a London art gallery that is selling artwork it says was produced by the anti- apartheid icon, South Africa’s SAPA news agency reported late Friday.

The Belgravia Gallery is selling lithographs it says Mandela produced during a return visit in 2001/2002 to Robben Island, his prison of 18 years off Cape Town, the Guardian newspaper reported.

Gallery director Anna Hunter told the newspaper she had personally witnessed Mandela signing the works in 2002.

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U.S. Has Mandela On Terrorist Watch..Vows To Fix Problem..

 Nobel Peace Prize winner and international symbol of freedom Nelson Mandela is flagged on U.S. terrorist watch lists and needs special permission to visit the USA. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice calls the situation \"embarrassing,\" and some members of Congress vow to fix it.

Source: USATODAY

As Nelson Mandela, legendary leader of the African National Congress meets with rap star 50 Cent in South Africa, news that he is still listed as a terrorist with the U.S State Dept and needs special permission to travel to the U.S has become public.
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WASHINGTON — Nobel Peace Prize winner and international symbol of freedom Nelson Mandela is flagged on U.S. terrorist watch lists and needs special permission to visit the USA. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice calls the situation “embarrassing,” and some members of Congress vow to fix it.

The requirement applies to former South African leader Mandela and other members of South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC), the once-banned anti-Apartheid organization. In the 1970s and ’80s, the ANC was officially designated a terrorist group by the country’s ruling white minority. Other countries, including the United States, followed suit.

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50 Cent Meets Mandela,Tours South Africa and Tanzania…

This isn’t JUST a tour. 50 is here to see and learn about the region and continent in a way that perhaps he didn’t appreciate the last time he was here, in 2004.

Wow , finally got some 50 Cent news that does not have anything to with Fat Joe or Young Buck.
It seems that 50 has made a trek to Africa and has met with living legend Nelson Mandela and plans to explore “platinum mine to see the grueling conditions that some work under for the bling that stars rock to look pretty”.

It is great to see 50 over there because the more connections to the motherland we have the better off we will be. MTV has the lowdow:

This isn’t JUST a tour. 50 is here to see and learn about the region and continent in a way that perhaps he didn’t appreciate the last time he was here, in 2004. This morning, for example, we rushed to Hector Pieterson Memorial museum in Soweto to meet up with 50 and Nelson Mandela’s grandson, who was giving 50 a lesson on Apartheid and its effect on South Africa. Mandela’s grandson is the spitting image of a young Nelson, and has a lot of his grandfather’s austere diplomacy — except he’s young enough to know who 50 and Jay-Z are. After the tour, guided by Mandela’s grandson, 50 gave out 20 dollar bills to the local kids before his car got mobbed and his manager made him speed away.

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Em To Perform In London For Mandela’s Birthday

[Source: HipHopDX]

The much anticipated return of Marshall Mathers aka Eminem will occur on June 27th in front of a crowd of 45,000 gathered in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate the birthday of Nelson Mandela. Yup, you read it right Slim Shady has been requested to serenade former South African President Mandela, joining the ranks of Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Spice Girls and U2. The event will be hosted by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett. Mandela’s AIDS charity 46664 will be the recipient of the money raised from this bash which will certainly turn into a blowout event with the inclusion of Em, who has turned into somewhat of a recluse (its even rumored he’s ballooned to over 200 lbs!). He hasn’t graced a stage in over two years or released a studio album since 2006. For those of you wondering how this came about, a publicist involved with the event said this:

“We wanted some of the greatest artists from recent times and Eminem was on the list. I contacted Eminem’s management on the off-chance and never expected him to go for it.”

Apparently Em and his people must’ve seen this as the perfect setting to stage a comeback, especially since his career has been dogged by accusations of him being a closet racist, stemming from those long-lost recordings that were unearthed by Dave Mays and Benzino in which Em was calling black women “bitches.”