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Rabbit hidden in ear of Nelson Mandela statue – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCheck out your photo or video now, and look for it in USA TODAY online, mobile, and print editions. View Your Contribution. Oops! Your submission didn’t go through. Please try again. Verifying your credentials… Please wait. Uh oh! We’re experiencing a few …Quirky bunny on Mandela statue causes stirWashington PostSculptors Apologise for Mandela RabbitAllAfrica.comMandela […]

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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 by the tech giant on Tuesday. The company says trending searches …Google Trends of 2013: Mandela, iPhone, Pop CultureBloombergGoogle Zeitgeist list reveals New Yorkers’ quirksNew […]

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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 Qunu. (AP photo) …Nelson Mandela laid to rest in home village of Qunu, South AfricaLos Angeles TimesNelson Mandela: An opportunity to reflect on his legacyBBC […]

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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 South Africa. Under the scorching sun, a military escort accompanied his coffin …South Africa Buries MandelaTIMEMandela laid to rest at family homeTelegraph.co.ukSouth Africans Mourn as […]

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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 will have to discover if it can thrive without its central …S. African interpreter says he never murdered, raped anyoneUSA TODAYNelson Mandela to be buried […]

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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 never raped anybody … I’ve never [done]… all of those things …Mandela’s Body Arrives in Hometown VillageVoice of AmericaMandela’s body returned to childhood homeNew York […]

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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 prominent survivors in the long anti-apartheid struggle.Tutu’s exclusion overshadows preparations for Mandela’s state funeralThe Globe and MailTutu didn’t receive credential for Mandela funeralMiamiHerald.comDesmond Tutu will […]

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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 event, which included a multi-faith service and a musical tribute.Mandela’s Body Flown to Home Province for Funeral and BurialNew York TimesNelson Mandela’s remains flown to […]

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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 Nelson Mandela’s memorial service had once been accused of murder and other serious …Mandela’s ‘long walk’ nears its endAFPMandela’s Casket Being Flown to HometownVoice of […]

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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 involving Thamsanqa Jantjie: 1) Citing court documents, …Man who faked sign language at Mandela memorial has faced murder, other …Washington PostSouth Africa keeps media at […]

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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 new hot word for a self-portrait made with a smartphone) at the “festive” funeral for Nelson Mandela. But even with that fact, and her defense […]

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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 said he suffered a schizophrenic episode …Nelson Mandela memorial ‘fake’ sign language controversy: who’s the man in …ABC OnlineInterpreter at Mandela memorial defends his work, […]

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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 this the “beginning of the end” of Mr Zuma’s presidency would be overstating it …Thousands of South Africans Bid Emotional Goodbye to Mandela (1)BusinessweekTens of […]

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‘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 the police from enforcers of apartheid to a service for …Mandela’s Youthful Rebellion Ends in Spirit of ForgivenessVoice of AmericaNelson Mandela lies in statePakistan Daily […]

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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 CLOWN interpreter,please! pic.twitter.com/ziAZ4KBFNZ. — Bruno Peter Druchen …Mandela memorial: Outcry over ‘inept’ sign interpreterBBC NewsNelson Mandela memorial interpreter ‘was a fake’Telegraph.co.ukSign-Language Interpreter at Mandela’s Memorial […]

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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 the televised event at the FNB stadium south of Johannesburg yesterday and …Nelson Mandela memorial sign language interpreter was a ‘fake’ who ‘made up …The […]

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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 roundly jeered. By Alex Perry / Qunu, South Africa …Body of Nelson Mandela Lies in State in PretoriaNew York TimesNelson Mandela’s body lying in state […]

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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 two exchanged nothing more substantive than a …Handshake between Barack Obama and Raul Castro offers hope for US-Cuba tiesABC OnlineRepublicans thump Obama for Castro handshakeAFPPresident […]

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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. In a speech that received thunderous applause at FNB …Obama praises ‘giant of history’ at Mandela memorialCNNObama is cheered, but Zuma is booed by some […]