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Mandela’s memorial ceremony closes

The memorial ceremony for late former South African President, Nelson Mandela, has closed at FNB stadium this afternoon with a moving blessing from Desmond Tutu. The event which attracted close to hundred heads of state and governments saw several activities aside speeches that were made. Mandela died on Thursday, December 5, aged 95 and is expected to be buried on Sunday at his home of Qunu...

South African President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma Booed At Mandela Memorial

The huge crowd that gathered for Nelson Mandela’s memorial at the FNB Stadium in Soweto booed the South African President, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, every time his head appeared on a large screen at the stadium. "We have visitors, let's not embarrass ourselves, behave," was the response from the ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as he tried to control the crowd. It was however a different reception...

Barack Obama’s full speech at Mandela memorial

To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of state and government, past and present; distinguished guests - it is a singular honor to be with you today, to celebrate a life unlike any other. To the people of South Africa - people of every race and walk of life - the world thanks...

List of heads of state and government to grace Mandela’s funeral service swells to 89 (Full list here)

Even though Sudan's Omar Al Bashir will not be part of the heads of state and governments to grace the funeral ceremony of Nelson Mandela, a horde of other world leaders will be there. As of now, 89 leaders have been confirmed to be at the event. Below is the list: 1. Afghanistan, His Excellency Hamid Karzai, President 2. African Union Commission, Her Excellency Dr Nkosazana Dlamini...

World leaders to attend Mandela’s funeral on Tuesday

World leaders, including the American President Barack Obama and his wife, are expected to attend the funeral of South Africa's former President, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday at 95. According to the office of the Presidency of South Africa, the list of the dignitaries that are to attend the funeral ceremony that will be held at the FNB stadium also known as soccer city...

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