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Mandela Memorials Announced

Mandela death: Cousin recounts his rebellious early life

<b>When 91-year-old Nozolile Mtirara speaks of Nelson Mandela, she speaks of a simple man.</b><p>The widow of one of Mr Mandela's cousins - and close childhood friend - she remembers a man who enjoyed eating sheep tripe and reminiscing about his days as a young herd boy.<p>The two met when Nozolile married …

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Anxious and conflicted: Afrikaners await a post-Mandela world

Dirk Smit's reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela, it would be fair to assume, puts him in the minority of South Africans. "Sort of indifferent, to be honest," he said flatly of his feelings. "Calling him a terrorist was a fair comment. What we shouldn't forget is that he also killed a lot of …

The Telegraph on Twitter: "South Africans observe national day of prayer - our gallery: (Photo: Getty) #Mandela"

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Nelson Mandela death: Giving thanks for 'Madiba'<p><b>Bishop Mosa Sono summed up the mood in this extremely religious nation when he told thousands of worshippers at the Grace Bible Church in Soweto:</b> …

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South Africa's week of mourning for 'outstanding son' Mandela

South Africa is set for a week of mourning after the death of Nelson Mandela, the most universally loved and revered leader in history, through a series of events to celebrate his life.<p>The president, Jacob Zuma, announced an extended schedule of activities, befitting Mandela's status as South …

Mandela prayers: 'We will see him again in heaven'

President Zuma urges congregation not to waste legacy of Nelson Mandela at beginning of official programme of mourning across South Africa<p>The face of Nelson Mandela looked down from the stained glass windows of Regina Mundi church in Soweto as an old man held the hand of his grandson, and they …

Nelson Mandela shared final moments with wife and former wife, says friend

Nelson Mandela's final moments were spent off a life support machine, with his wife, Graça Machel, and his former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at his bedside, witnesses have said.<p>The former president died at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, at 8.50pm on Thursday,sending millions into mourning …

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The Media and Mandela: Praise even from those who once opposed him

Just about everyone loved Nelson Mandela in death. But that was not always true in life.<p>The outpouring of well-deserved media tributes, which will continue through the funeral, have highlighted how many lives he touched around the world.<p>But Mandela had plenty of detractors when he was alive, and I …

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Barack Obama, Oprah and Bono to visit South Africa to pay tribute to Mandela

Dozens of heads of state, retired politicians and other assorted luminaries are expected to arrive in South Africa to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela this week. The bulk are due to attend a memorial service on Tuesday morning at the huge FNB football stadium, also open to members of the public, with …

Prince Charles to Represent Queen at Mandela Funeral

As most senior royal after his mother, who no longer flies long-haul, Prince Charles was always the obvious choice<p>It was announced last year that the …

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Now Praised By Presidents, Mandela Wasn't Always Admired In The U.S.

As President Obama travels to South Africa for Nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday, it might seem as though Mandela was an eternal object of admiration for U.S. presidents and the American public. But that wasn't the case by a long shot.<p>During Mandela's 27 years behind bars, successive …

Children write on Mandela wall of remembrance in Soweto.

Photo Essay: Cape Town Quietly Mourns Mandela

<i>Sam Reinders is a photojournalist born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She was 13 when Nelson Mandela was freed from prison. In the days after his death, Reinders walked the streets of her hometown and sent us this personal photo essay.</i><p>By now you've heard the news. Spread by undersea cable, …

In pictures: South Africa and the world remember Nelson Mandela

Crowds brave rain for Mandela's funeral

Photo: Obama shakes Cuban President Raul Castro's hand at #MandelaMemorial