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  • Nelson Mandela is prayed for, celebrated at South African church

    Nelson Mandela is prayed for, celebrated at South African church
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — When South Africa’s national anthem swelled in the Regina Mundi church in Rockville, Soweto, on Sunday, retired teacher Liz Magubane was sure that somewhere, Nelson Mandela could hear them. “That was the...
  • 4 U.S. presidents to attend Mandela memorial events

    4 U.S. presidents to attend Mandela memorial events
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Four American presidents, along with more than 60 other world leaders, will travel to South Africa this week to honor former President Nelson Mandela. One man who won't be there is the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual...
  • How Nelson Mandela influenced writer Nadine Gordimer

    How Nelson Mandela influenced writer Nadine Gordimer
    Writer Nadine Gordimer was 39 years old when she sat in a Pretoria, South Africa, courtroom and watched Nelson Mandela receive a life sentence for acts of subversion against the South African state. Gordimer was already an activist then, and just...
  • Nelson Mandela's daughter shares memories of her father

    Nelson Mandela's daughter shares memories of her father
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela's eldest daughter, Makaziwe, shared memories of her father with the BBC and described the late elder statesman's "wonderful' last day, spent surrounded by members of his family. "When the doctors told us, I...
  • Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to skip Mandela memorial, citing cost

    Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to skip Mandela memorial, citing cost
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not attend the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela due to high travel costs, Israeli media reported Monday. Netanyahu reportedly changed his plans to attend the ceremony after calculating...
  • Obama to speak at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Obama to speak at Nelson Mandela memorial
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- President Obama will deliver a tribute at Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday at a stadium in the Johannesburg township of Soweto. It was where South Africa's former leader made his last public appearance, in 2010, at...
  • Watch it live: Nelson Mandela's memorial service

    Watch it live: Nelson Mandela's memorial service
    More than 90 world leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans plan to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service Tuesday in the Johannesburg township of Soweto. The gathering, part of 10 days of national mourning, takes place...
  • Obama navigates tricky diplomatic waters at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Obama navigates tricky diplomatic waters at Nelson Mandela memorial
    WASHINGTON — Even in death, Nelson Mandela is bringing together unlikely bedfellows. For President Obama, the trip to South Africa for the international icon’s memorial service has been a steady series of encounters that can test...
  • South African President Zuma humiliated at Nelson Mandela memorial

    South African President Zuma humiliated at Nelson Mandela memorial
    SOWETO, South Africa -- When South African President Jacob Zuma walked into the stadium for the memorial service of Nelson Mandela, he drew a cheer from the ruling African National Congress crowd. But then little by little, the booing started. In what...
  • Former anti-apartheid activist says South Africa has lost direction

    Former anti-apartheid activist says South Africa has lost direction
    During the course of her career, South Africa’s Mamphela Ramphele has assumed many roles — anti-apartheid activist, medical doctor, academic and businesswoman, just to name a few.   After the bloody uprising in Johannesburg’s Soweto...
  • South Africa demands apology over U.S. detention of ex-official

    South Africa demands apology over U.S. detention of ex-official
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The ruling African National Congress of South Africa demanded an apology Monday after U.S. officials detained and questioned a South African businessman and former government minister in New York last week. In an...