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Mandela Funeral

South Africa's Inspirational Goodbye to Nelson Mandela

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 02.14.2014 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

During his nearly three decades of often-cruel imprisonment, Mr. Mandela was repeatedly offered his personal freedom provided he agreed to conditions that limited the freedom of others. Every single time, he refused.

Mandela Makes Final Journey Home

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 02.14.2014 | Black Voices

QUNU, South Africa (AP) — His flag-draped casket resting on a carpet of animal skins, Nelson Mandela was laid to rest Sunday in the green, rolling h...

Huge Crowds Gather In Hopes Of Seeing Mandela's Body

AP | MARKUS SCHREIBER | Posted 02.12.2014 | World

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Tens of thousands of South African mourners waited in line on Friday to view the body of Nelson Mandela, which was lyi...

Winnie Describes Mandela's Last Moments

AP | Posted 12.12.2013 | Black Voices

LONDON (AP) — Winnie Mandela says she feels "very blessed" to have been with ex-husband Nelson Mandela when he died, describing how she sat by his b...

WATCH: Jay Z's Tribute To Madiba

Posted 12.16.2013 | Black Voices

As the world continues to mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela, many entertainers are paying homage to the former South African president through various ...

World Leaders Bow, Pray At Mandela's Casket

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and JON GAMBRELL | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — World leaders bowed and prayed Wednesday before the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a...

Obama's Handshake With Raul Castro Is Only Offensive If You Ignore 75 Years Of History

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

The Twittersphere went wild Tuesday morning, when President Barack Obama exchanged a brief handshake with Cuban President Raúl Castro, brother of Fid...

South African Police Prepares For Arrival Of World Leaders

AP | JON GAMBRELL and JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 02.08.2014 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An eclectic mix of world leaders including President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will eulogize Nelson Mandela b...

South Africa Orders Journalists To Behave Themselves

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.08.2014 | Media

The government of South Africa is warning the many journalists arriving to cover the funeral services for Nelson Mandela that they had better stay sob...

South Africans Pray For Mandela


CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — In death, Nelson Mandela unified South Africans of all races and backgrounds Sunday on a day of prayer for the global...

Massive Crowds, World Leaders To Honor Mandela

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 12.08.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa expects overwhelming crowds and a host of world leaders to attend services honoring late President Nelson Mandela, ...

2012 Media Windfalls to Watch For

David Tereshchuk | Posted 03.06.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

This coming weekend, on January 8th, I foresee that just a few dedicated media practitioners outside of Africa will mark the passing of a hundred years since the hot and dusty day when Nelson Mandela's movement, the African National Congress, was first formed.