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Nelson Mandela's South Africa boycott success sparks Israel debate
Nelson Mandela’s South Africa boyc...

Nelson Mandela’s South Africa boycott success sparks Israel debate

Jerusalem – Recent successes in the Palestinian campaign to boycott Jewish settlements have given fresh impetus to calls for sanctions against Israel like those that brought down apartheid in South Africa. Since the European Union said it would block grants and funding for any Israeli entity... read more »

Mandela’s funeral begins with military procession
Mandela’s funeral begins with military p...

Mandela’s funeral begins with military procession

 Nelson Mandela’s state funeral began on Sunday in his ancestral village of Qunu, in the presence of around 4,500 guests. The service is taking place in a giant dome-shaped marquee erected at Mandela’s home in Eastern Cape province. Members of the governing African National Congress, along... read more »

Nelson Mandela's funeral under way
Nelson Mandela’s funeral under way

Nelson Mandela’s funeral under way

Pretoria – The state funeral of the late South African president Nelson Mandela is under way in the village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province, ending the 10-day official mourning period since the global icon passed away Dec 5. The funeral is a category ! 1 state funeral accompanied by full... read more »

Desmond Tutu to attend Mandela's funeral
Desmond Tutu to attend Mandela’s f...

Desmond Tutu to attend Mandela’s funeral

London – South Africa’s Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu will attend the funeral of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela Sunday. “Tutu will be travelling to Qunu early tomorrow (Sunday) morning to attend Tata Madiba’s funeral,” BBC quoted Tutu’s... read more »

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Tears and tributes as Nelson Mandela lies in state

Tears and tributes as Nelson Mandela lies in state

Pretoria – Nelson Mandela’s tearful widow was among scores of family and dignitaries who stopped to pay their last respects before his open casket Wednesday, as the celebrated... read more »

Nelson Mandela's body arrives for viewing in South Africa

Nelson Mandela’s body arrives for viewing in South Africa

The casket of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, draped in the multi-coloured South African flag, arrived on Wednesday at the seat of power in the country’s capital for public... read more »

Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Raul Castro at Mandela memorial

Obama shakes hands with Cuba’s Raul Castro at Mandela memorial

President Barack Obama has shaken hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela. The handshake between the leaders of the... read more »

World's high and mighty join Mandela memorial service

World’s high and mighty join Mandela memorial service

Johannesburg – The memor! ial service to honour former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela got under way Tuesday at the jampacked FNB Stadium at Soweto... read more »

World leaders walk in for Mandela memorial service

World leaders walk in for Mandela memorial service

Johannesburg – Top world leaders walked into the FNB Stadium here Tuesday joining thousands of people to attend the memorial service of former South African president and anti-apartheid icon... read more »