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  • With Nelson Mandela gone, many South Africans are questioning the ANC

    With Nelson Mandela gone, many South Africans are questioning the ANC
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, cushioned in the comfortable blur of old age, never knew much about the scandals and corruption that have engulfed the party he believed in and its leader, President Jacob Zuma. What would the old man...
  • As Mandela's home village prepares for funeral, some are left out

    As Mandela's home village prepares for funeral, some are left out
    QUNU, South Africa -- A fine strong bull was chosen in Qunu, Nelson Mandela’s home village, to accompany him on his final journey. It must be slaughtered before Sunday’s funeral, so that it may go with him to the other side, according to...
  • South Africa needs to hear Nelson Mandela's message anew

    South Africa needs to hear Nelson Mandela's message anew
    The long public farewell to Nelson Mandela will end on Sunday. After 10 days celebrating his life and mourning his death, South Africans will bury their leader in his family's village of grazing cows and one-room, tin-roofed shacks. Mandela leaves...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 9, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where mourners sing outside the home of former president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. Scores of heads of state and government and other foreign dignitaries, including royalty, are beginning to...
  • Mandela memorial's interpreter tells of schizophrenic episode onstage

     Mandela memorial's interpreter tells of schizophrenic episode onstage
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — He was standing just a few feet from arguably the world's most powerful leader, President Obama, at the memorial service for arguably the world's most beloved man, Nelson Mandela. It was the greatest moment of his...
  • Family, dignitaries pay tribute as Nelson Mandela lies in state

    Family, dignitaries pay tribute as Nelson Mandela lies in state
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Draped in a South African flag and carried by eight warrant officers representing the armed forces, Nelson Mandela’s coffin was taken up the steps of the Union Buildings on Wednesday to lie in state. Thin crowds lined the...
  • Nelson Mandela wore the mantle of saint reluctantly

    Nelson Mandela wore the mantle of saint reluctantly
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — An irritable man who got cross when he couldn’t have his favorite brand of mineral water? A fusser who obsessively folded his daily newspapers just so, who got annoyed if things weren’t lined up in their...
  • Schizophrenic served as sign interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial

    Schizophrenic served as sign interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The sign language interpreter who stood a few feet from President Obama and other world leaders during Nelson Mandela's memorial service acknowledged Thursday being a schizophrenic with a history of violence. Thamsanqa...
  • Nelson Mandela memorial: Flap over 'hand-flapping' interpreter

    Nelson Mandela memorial: Flap over 'hand-flapping' interpreter
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The official sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's state memorial service on Tuesday didn't even know the gestures for "South Africa" or "thank you," according to representatives of organizations for deaf people....
  • Leading the way to justice in South Africa

    Leading the way to justice in South Africa
    Nelson Mandela and George Deukmejian never met. They never even communicated. But Mandela's freedom and the demise of South African apartheid resulted in no small part because of California's governor. Many in the United States and worldwide had a...
  • Laughter, 'selfie' reflect festive mood at Nelson Mandela memorial

    Laughter, 'selfie' reflect festive mood at Nelson Mandela memorial
    Three world leaders -- a white conservative, a black liberal and an unpretentious woman governing the happiest country on Earth -- mirthfully huddled together for a photo capturing a momentous event. Nelson Mandela would have been pleased. The...