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2 hrs ago | Scotsman.com
DOZENS of heads of state and government leaders will attend a memorial service for Nelson Mandela tomorrow in one of the largest such gatherings for generations.
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3 hrs ago | Iol.co.za
Nelson Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, who barely left her husband's bedside in the final six months of his life, has hardly been seen in the wake of his death.
7 hrs ago | CFRB
10 hrs ago | New Yorker
There has been no one like Nelson Mandela on the world stage in my lifetime. I was a child of five years old when he went into prison and a young man of thirty-three when he got out; during all of that time, he was the central figure of South Africa's epic ordeal of apartheid - a man wrongfully imprisoned by a hateful racist regime, a man rendered ... (more)
11 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon
15 hrs ago | The Daily Beast
In his weekly address on Saturday, President Obama urged GOP lawmakers to extend the unemployment benefits that are set to expire this month, saying "it shouldn't be a partisan issue."
19 hrs ago | Iol.co.za
The Dalai Lama, who has twice since 2009 been denied a visa for South Africa, is not planning to attend his fellow Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela's funeral, his spokesman said on Sunday.
20 hrs ago | Sofia News Agency
President Jacob Zuma had urged South Africans to go to stadiums, halls, churches, and other places of worship on Sunday to remember their former leader.
20 hrs ago | Green Bay Press-Gazette
Mandela was in intensive care in a Pretoria hospital when I visited his country for three weeks this summer.
22 hrs ago | Yahoo!
South Africans flocked to houses of worship for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor former President Nelson Mandela, starting planned events to commemorate the liberation struggle icon that will culminate in what is expected to be one of the biggest funerals in modern times.
It is one of the coincidences of history that the three great political figures of our age became famous after spending time in South African jails.
The Queen was saddened by his death and wanted to attend his funeral but has been advised to avoid long-haul trips for travel and security reasons The queen will honour the memory of Nelson Mandela with a service at Westminster Abbey - the first of its kind for a non-British citizen.
TRINIDAD and Tobago's High Commissioner to South Africa Harry Partap yesterday described scenes of South Africans crying in the streets as the country struggled to come to terms with the death of Nelson Mandela.
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has awarded the South African arm of German engineering company Siemens a 180-million contract to implement world-class signalling systems and track upgrades on the Johannesburg and Pretoria rail networks.
By: Sivuyile S. Sesi Who ever is responsible for the crimes that evidently has been robbing Africa from its aims to improve more peoples lives shouldn't get away with it.
As the country prepared to host a memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela, all hotels in Gauteng were placed on an immediate "block out".