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Nelson Mandela: Free at last
Issue Listener Plus 28th Jan 2015
Nelson Mandela's release from prison in 1990 threw him back into the turmoil of South African politics. As far-right white groups staged protests, he set about achieving majority rule. The Listener originally published this article in March, 1990.
Rediscovering the takahē
Issue 494 23rd May 2014
A Lazarus species is one that is presumed to be extinct and then reappears. One example is the takahē; thought to have died out by 1898, it was rediscovered in 1948 by Dr. Geoffrey Orbell. Featured here is a personal account of his astonishing find. This article was originally published in the December 10, 1948 edition of the Listener.