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Ex-army chief to testify in Mubarak retrial
Ex-army chief to testify in Mubarak retr...

Ex-army chief to testify in Mubarak retrial

Cairo – Egypt’s former army chief and defence minister Hussein Tantawi appeared in Cairo Criminal Court Saturday ! for testimony in the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak. In a confidential session, the court will listen to Tantawi’s testimony on charges against Mubarak... read more »

Mandela makes final journey home
Mandela makes final journey home

Mandela makes final journey home

 On a final journey to his home village where he had wanted to spend his final days, the remains of Nelson Mandela were honored amid pomp and ceremony on Saturday at an air base in South Africa’s capital before being loaded onto a plane. Meanwhile, at the airport near Mandela’s simple village... read more »

10 killed in Central African Republic violence
10 killed in Central African Republic vi...

10 killed in Central African Republic violence

Younde (Cameroon) –  At least 10 people were killed in fresh violence which broke out Thursday in Bangui, capital city of the Central African Republic, Xinhua reported Friday. The incident occurred as about 10 Muslims were lynched when Christian protesters decided to avenge the killing of... read more »

Mandela's statue to be erected at Presidency
Mandela’s statue to be erected at ...

Mandela’s statue to be erected at Presidency

Johannesburg – A statue of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at his residence at the age of 95, will be erected at the Presidency coming Monday, the South African government announ! ced Thursday. President Jacob Zuma will unveil the country’s former... read more »

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South Africans brave rain for Mandela memorial service

South Africans brave rain for Mandela memorial service

Johannesburg – Braving heavy rain, thousands of people Tuesday flocked to the FNB stadium in Soweto to attend the memorial service of former president Nelson Mandela here. Before the... read more »

Mandela’s funeral begins with military procession

Rainbow Nation bids adieu to Mandela with song and dance

 A memorial service has begun for former South African President Nelson Mandela at an open-air football stadium in Soweto on Tuesday, with rain falling steadily on the crowd that includes... read more »

'Mandela needs to be re-invoked'

Over 90 high-profile guests to attend Mandela’s memorial service

Johannesburg – A total of 91 high-profile guests, including heads of state and government and 10 former heads of state, had confirmed by Monday noon that they would attend the... read more »

South African airspace ready to serve Mandela mourning activities

South African airspace ready to serve Mandela mourning activities

Johannesburg – The South African civil aviation system announced Monday that they are ready to serve Mandela mourning activities. “Measures have been put in place to ensure safe... read more »

Upset family seeks to ban Nelson Mandela's grandson from funeral

Upset family seeks to ban Nelson Mandela’s grandson from fu...

London – Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s grandson might face a ban on attending his funeral following months-long bitter family feud. Mandla Mandela was earlier in-charge of... read more »