Rabbit hidden in ear of Nelson Mandela statue – USA TODAY

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Quirky Bunny on Mandela Statue Causes Stir – ABC News

ABC NewsA new, 9-meter (29.5-foot) sculpture of Nelson Mandela is billed as the biggest statue of the South African leader. It also has a tiny, barely visible quirk: a sculpted…

Mandela’s Lesson On Forgiveness – AllAfrica.com

AllAfrica.comMandela or Madiba as he’s fondly referred to, a giant in social and political change has passed on. As it has been variously noted and correctly so, we’ll never see…

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…

Relative: Mandela Signer in Group That Burned Men – ABC News

ABC NewsThe bogus sign language interpreter at last week’s Nelson Mandela memorial service was among a group of people who accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned…

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…

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…

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…

Tutu ‘will go to Mandela funeral after all’ – BBC News

BBC NewsVeteran anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu will be going to Nelson Mandela’s funeral on Sunday after all, his spokesman says. Earlier, Archbishop Tutu had said he would not be going…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Thousands unable to pay respects to Mandela – USA TODAY

USA TODAYQUNU, South Africa — As the government puts final touches on Nelson Mandela’s funeral here, this usually quiet, rural village has come alive with activity. But while the increase…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

‘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…

Steel statue honoring Mandela to be unveiled – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPRETORIA, South Africa — Just a short downhill walk from where Nelson Mandela’s body rests for a final public viewing, a new steel statue is about to rise in…

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…

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…

Did the sign language translator alongside speakers at Nelson Mandela … – Daily Mail

Daily MailThe sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial has been accused of being ‘a fake’ because he was not signing properly. The man was standing on the stage during…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…