Mandela, Miley top Google searches in 2013 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNelson Mandela, the former South African leader and human rights activist who died earlier this month, was the world’s top trending search on Google, according to annual data released … Read More

Goodbye Madiba: Nelson Mandela laid to rest in hometown in Qunu – Indian Express

Indian ExpressMandela Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla Mandela, left, watches as military soldiers stand at attention over former South African President Madela’s casket before his burial in his home village of … Read More

Nelson Mandela buried at Qunu ancestral home – BBC News

BBC NewsNelson Mandela’s body has been laid to rest in a family plot, after political and religious leaders paid tribute to South Africa’s first black president at a state funeral … Read More

Mandela laid to rest in Qunu, ending journey that transformed South Africa – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Nelson Mandela was laid to rest in his childhood village of Qunu on Sunday, marking the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president who transformed … Read More

Nelson Mandela to be buried in Qunu ancestral home – BBC News

BBC NewsNelson Mandela is to be buried in his ancestral home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape, ending a week of commemorations for South Africa’s first black leader. Some 4,500 … Read More

With a hole in its heart, South Africa buries Mandela – Reuters

ReutersQUNU, South Africa (Reuters) – South Africa buries Nelson Mandela on Sunday, closing one momentous chapter in its tortured history and opening another in which the multi-racial democracy he founded … Read More

S. African interpreter says he never murdered, raped anyone – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe sign language interpreter accused of being a fraud at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service denied allegations of rape and murder during an interview Saturday with USA TODAY Network. “I’ve … Read More

Spokesman: Desmond Tutu to Attend Mandela Funeral – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe office of retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he will attend the funeral of fellow Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela, after earlier saying he would not go … Read More

Journey begins to Mandela’s final resting place – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG (AP) —Taking a final journey to his home village, the remains of Nelson Mandela were honored amid pomp and ceremony Saturday at an air base in the capital … Read More

Desmond Tutu: Not invited to Mandela funeral – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Preparations for Nelson Mandela’s funeral have been marred by a public spat between the South African government and retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the most … Read More

Mandela goodbye for ANC members ahead of state funeral – BBC News

BBC NewsMembers of the African National Congress have paid final tributes to Nelson Mandela at a ceremony ahead of Sunday’s funeral. President Jacob Zuma and other ANC leaders attended the … Read More

Mandela’s Body Flown to Home Province for Funeral and Burial – New York Times

New York TimesMTHATHA, South Africa — The body of former President Nelson Mandela was flown from Pretoria, where he had lain in state for three days, to this city in … Read More

Mandela’s Remains Transferred to Air Base – ABC News

ABC NewsThe remains of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela have been transferred to Waterkloof air base for a farewell from the African National Congress. The military handed over Mandela’s flag-draped coffin … Read More

South Africa Looks Into Claims of Interpreter’s Criminal Past – New York Times

New York TimesQUNU, South Africa — The South African government said on Friday that it was looking into news media reports that the man hired to provide deaf interpretation at … Read More

Report: S. African interpreter accused of murder in 2003 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe South African government says it is investigating the ‘fake’ sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, according to the Associated Press. Here’s what we know about the situation … Read More

Outpouring of emotion at Mandela’s casket – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPRETORIA — He lay in a bronze coffin, with military officials in starched white naval uniforms standing tall around him. The body of Nelson Mandela, dressed in an African … Read More

Obama Selfie? Really Helle Thorning-Schmidt Selfie At Mandela Funeral

President Obama can’t catch a break at times. Sitting with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron, it was she who initiated making the “selfie” (the … Read More

Mandela signer hits back: I’m sign language champion – Reuters

ReutersJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A South African sign language interpreter accused of gesticulating gibberish as world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela defended himself as a “champion” signer on Thursday, but … Read More

Mandela memorial: From ‘rainbow nation’ to ‘rain boo nation’ – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Jacob Zuma’s booing at the Nelson Mandela memorial is a topical issue here in South Africa, with local media leading with headlines such as “Rain boo nation”. Calling … Read More

‘We became a friend of the nation’ – Mandela’s impact on SA’s police – BBC News

BBC NewsSouth Africa’s former police commissioner has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela’s contribution in helping to rebuild the country’s police force. George Fivaz was appointed by Mr Mandela to transform … Read More

Nelson Mandela’s casket goes on public view – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPRETORIA, South Africa — Thousands of people waited in long lines Wednesday to pay their respects to South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela, whose body arrived in the country’s … Read More

Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter branded ‘fake’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe sign language interpreter used at Tuesday’s memorial service for Nelson Mandela was being called a “fake” by the Deaf Federation of South Africa. Please get RID of this … Read More

South Africans Celebrate First Black President, but Boo the Current One – TIME

TIMEThousands, including dozens of global dignitaries, piled into Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. But when current President Jacob Zuma took the stage, he was … Read More

Quotes from the Nelson Mandela service – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTens of thousands of world leaders, family members, friends and mourners crowded into FNB Stadium in Johannesburg in the cold rain Tuesday to pay tribute to South Africa’s anti-apartheid … Read More

White House says Obama-Castro handshake ‘not planned’ – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro’s handshake at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service was unplanned, the White House has said. White House aide Ben Rhodes told reporters the … Read More

World leaders, South Africans honor Mandela – Las Vegas Sun

World leaders, South Africans honor MandelaLas Vegas SunPeople cheer as President Barack Obama, shown on a big screen, speaks to crowds attending the memorial service for former South African president … Read More

Obama, world leaders eulogize Mandela at massive memorial – Fox News

Fox NewsPresident Obama implored the thousands of people gathered in a stadium and millions watching around the world on Tuesday to continue Nelson Mandela’s mission of erasing injustice and inequality. … Read More