More than 60 world leaders will converge on South Africa on Tuesday to attend a memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, followed by a private funeral on Sunday.
Johannesburg (AFP) - South Africa raced Monday to meet the unprecedented logistical challenge of hosting close to 100 world leaders flying in from every corner of the globe for the state funeral of freedom icon Nelson Mandela.
Reporter Scott Kraft remembers the euphoria and hope around Nelson Mandela's release in 1990.
Addis Ababa (ETHIOPIA) (AFP) - African Union leaders gather to mourn the death of Nelson Mandela, honouring the former anti-apartheid leader's fight for pan-Africanism and liberation on the continent.
South Africans embark on 10 days of national mourning to mark the passing of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who will be accorded a state funeral after lying in state for three days. He will be buried on Dec. 15.