World icon Nelson Mandela

  • Dec 15, 2013 10:34 IST

    Mandela laid to rest at state funeral

    A 21-gun salute and full honour guard escorted the coffin of Nelson Mandela at the Nobel peace laureate's state funeral. South Africa's first black president received a tearful funeral at his childhood village of Qunu, followed by a traditional burial attended by family and friends. Full Coverage: Goodbye Mandela

  • Dec 14, 2013 13:40 IST

    Mandela's remains reach boyhood village for burial

    The cortege carrying Nelson Mandela's body reached his final resting place, his boyhood village of Qunu, on Saturday.

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    Dec 13, 2013 20:44 IST

    Mandela's body being flown to ancestral village for state funeral tomorrow

    Nelson Mandela's body was flown being today to South Africa's Eastern Cape region for a state funeral on Sunday in his ancestral village after a send-off for the anti-apartheid hero by the ruling African National Congress.

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    Dec 11, 2013 18:20 IST

    Mandela ceremony sign language interpreter was fake, claim experts

    A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Obama and Cameron squeeze in for selfie with Danish PM

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    Dec 11, 2013 13:29 IST

    Mandela's body arrives for viewing in SA

    The casket of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, draped in the multi-colored South African flag, arrived Wednesday at the seat of power in the country's capital for public viewing.

  • Dec 10, 2013 17:33 ISTRemembering Madiba

    Full text of Obama's speech during the memorial for Mandela

    US President Barack Obama hailed Nelson Mandela as a "giant of justice" on Tuesday but said too many leaders in the world claimed solidarity with his struggle for freedom "but do not tolerate dissent from their own people".

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    Dec 10, 2013 10:38 IST

    World unites for Nelson Mandela's memorial

    Huge crowds of grieving South Africans converged on Soweto's World Cup stadium today, to sit side-by-side with presidents, priests, queens and sheikhs at a memorial service for unifying global icon Nelson Mandela.

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    Dec 08, 2013 00:23 IST

    ‘Mandela’s philosophy has relevance in Indian polity’

    Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar regrets missing two South Africa tours in past couple of years where she could have met Nelson Mandela, again.

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    Dec 07, 2013 14:42 IST

    Mandela's village awaits the final return of their son

    Elderly men in the picturesque village dotted with traditional round huts bow their heads and lower their voices when they speak of the anti-apartheid hero who has "returned to his ancestors".

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    Dec 07, 2013 08:02 IST

    Mandela death: Obama, Bush, Clinton to travel to South Africa

    At least three American presidents will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.

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    Dec 06, 2013 16:18 IST

    World mourns anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela; burial on Dec 15

    Very few people become global icons whose passing can dominate all of the world's front pages, trigger non-stop TV coverage and invite worshipful plaudits from across the media landscape. Nelson Mandela was one. Remembering Madiba, all steel and gentleness | HT Edit: Mandela, a man who belongs to the ages

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    Dec 06, 2013 23:41 IST

    The Mahatma of South Africa

    You gave us Gandhi, we gave you the Mahatma,” Nelson Mandela is said to have remarked once while talking to one of his Indian friends.

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    Dec 07, 2013 00:03 IST

    Mandela: Unifying society through sport

    Johannesburg's Nelson Mandela Square is the city's brightest spot with a large statue of Mandela that finds people of all races. But for all of this to happen, sport was one of the driving forces.

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    Dec 06, 2013 22:29 IST

    World weeps: Global tributes, goodbyes to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela

    People gathered in cities around the world to make their own personal tributes to Nelson Mandela on Friday, leaving flowers and setting up makeshift shrines in an outpouring of emotion for South Africa's anti-apartheid icon.

  • Dec 06, 2013 07:13 IST

    Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela dies at 95, world bows in respect

    The Nobel Peace laureate, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades as a political prisoner, died at his Johannesburg home surrounded by his family, after a long battle against lung infection.