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

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

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

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

Mandela memorial service brings raucous celebration, introspection – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG – South Africans gave the man they consider the father of their country a raucous and festive sendoff that at times was part revival and other times seemed … 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

President Obama Speech At Nelson Mandela Funeral: Transcript

President Barack Obama spoke at the funeral for Nelson Mandela today, and The White House provided a transcript of his remarks. They appear below. President Obama spoke at First National … Read More

Crowds Mass in South Africa to Bid Farewell and Honor Mandela – New York Times

New York TimesSOWETO, South Africa — In an outpouring of praise, memory and celebration, scores of leaders from around the world, including President Obama, joined tens of thousands of South … Read More

South Africa, world leaders gather to mourn former president Nelson Mandela – Washington Post

Washington PostSOWETO —Scores of world leaders, along with tens of thousands of South Africans, honored Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life in here Tuesday in a massive stadium ceremony filled with tributes … Read More

Obama arrives for Mandela service, celebration – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG — Thousands of South Africans filled trains and buses and headed to a soccer stadium where President Obama and other leaders from around the globe were honoring Nelson … Read More

World leaders, singing crowds gather for Mandela memorial – Reuters

ReutersJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – World leaders from U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuba’s Raul Castro joined thousands of South Africans to honor Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in a memorial that will … Read More

Mandela memorial service: Mourners gather in Johannesburg – BBC News

BBC NewsTens of thousands of mourners are expected in Johannesburg for a memorial service for Nelson Mandela. US President Barack Obama and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be … Read More

Massive crowds expected at the stadium for Mandela – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Presidents and grandchildren will join a massive throng of mourners Tuesday for a tribute to Nelson Mandela, the embodiment of this nation’s struggle for democracy … Read More

Mourners converge on home where Mandela died – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Hundreds of people continued to be drawn Sunday night to the home where Nelson Mandela died quietly with his family around him. Some came to … Read More

Thousands gather in Soweto to celebrate Mandela – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOWETO, South Africa – Thousands of South Africans came to this storied township on Sunday to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela with loud, raucous parades and festivities outside … Read More

South Africans praise Mandela on national day of prayer – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOWETO, South Africa — It was fitting that on the national day of prayer Sunday for the late Nelson Mandela, the pews and every available standing space at Regina … Read More

South Africans Embark on Day of ‘Prayer and Reflection’ for Mandela – New York Times

New York TimesJOHANNESBURG — At the start of a week of commemorations, South Africans embarked Sunday on what the authorities have called a day of prayer and reflection following the … Read More

Mandela death: ‘Day of prayer’ in South Africa – BBC News

BBC NewsThousands of South Africans are expected to take part in a day of “prayer and reflection” for late President Nelson Mandela. President Jacob Zuma will attend a service in … Read More

S. Africa Prepares for Mandela’s Funeral – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaJOHANNESBURG — South Africa will hold a period of mourning unparalleled in the nation’s history, as the world marks the death of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. South Africans … Read More

Nelson Mandela death: Icon, reconciler, fighter and charmer – BBC News

BBC NewsNelson Mandela was not an easy man to sum up. Icon, reconciler, fighter, charmer … The list is long and, perhaps necessarily so in a man of his stature, … Read More

South Africans on Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – BBC News

BBC NewsSouth Africans are flocking to the cinemas to watch a film about their former President, Nelson Mandela. The movie Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, starring British actor Idris Elba, … Read More

Portraying Nelson Mandela hits close to home for Idris Elba – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBritish actor Idris Elba is having what he describes as a “beautiful moment” in his career. His off-screen life, though, is another story. This summer, Elba starred in … Read More


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