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Archive for February, 2010

We Are The World 25 For Haiti

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Mandela anniversary

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

It was celebration and reflection today, in South Africa and around the world, as the 20th anniversary of former president Nelson Mandelas release from prison was marked.

It was 20 years ago today that Nelson Mandela was freed from the Victor Verster Prison in South Africa. The anti-apartheid activist, who had spent 27 years in jail, would go on to become president of the country.

Mandela, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, helped the country avoid a bloodbath as the apartheid regime fell. The father of the new South Africa is now 91. While the country has not flourished in the way Mandela hoped, and is plagued with poverty and lots of violent crime, he is still immensely popular there.

‘Invictus’ Trailer

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

The true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team, Francois Pienaar, to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

Nelson Mandela:

- Biography

Nelson Mandela - a time line (You Tube)

Nelson Mandela released from prison (You Tube)

South Africa and Rugby

The game which united a country

More about South Africa:

The Flag of the Republic of South Africa (Enchanted Learning)

History

South Africa's official travel and tourism site

Robben Island

Sherlock Holmes

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

A darker, more sophisticated version of Sherlock Holmes and his trusted number two, Dr. Watson.

Follow in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

sherlock holmes

The new Sherlock Holmes movie is out on Boxing Day, and to celebrate our friends at SoundMap have created a special audio walk for you to go on. You can listen to it here.