Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela leaves $4 million estate to family, staff, ANC

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JOHANNESBURG - Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela left his $4.1 million (£2.5 million) estate to family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff and several local schools, according to a reading of his will on Monday.

Hare in Mandela's ear leaves South African government hopping mad

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's government is up in arms over a bronze rabbit crafted inside the ear of a large statue of former president Nelson Mandela unveiled last month.

Entertainment, World, Africa 23 Jan 2014

Fidel Castro hails brother for Obama handshake

HAVANA - Fidel Castro praised his brother, Cuban President Raul Castro, on Thursday for shaking hands with U.S. President Barack Obama at a memorial for Nelson Mandela, saying he demonstrated courtesy and dignity with the gesture.

World, 19 Dec 2013

South Africa buries 'greatest son' Mandela

QUNU, South Africa - South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, leaving the multi-racial democracy he founded without its living inspiration and still striving for the "Rainbow Nation" ideal of shared prosperity he had dreamed of. | Video

World, 16 Dec 2013

Analysis - Mandela gone, South Africa must look to itself

QUNU, South Africa - Only a few hours after Nelson Mandela's burial, the skies over South Africa's Eastern Cape grew dark as a storm rolled in, a powerful but, according to locals, positive omen for a young democracy deprived of its founding father.

World, 16 Dec 2013

Day after burial, S. Africa unveils Mandela 'unity' statue

PRETORIA - A nine-metre (30-foot) bronze statue of Nelson Mandela with his arms outstretched to symbolise unity and reconciliation was unveiled in South Africa on Monday, a day after the nation buried the former president and anti-apartheid hero. | Video

Africa, World, 16 Dec 2013

South Africa buries 'greatest son' Mandela

QUNU, South Africa - South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, leaving the multi-racial democracy he founded without its living inspiration and still striving for the "Rainbow Nation" ideal of shared prosperity he had dreamed of. | Video

World, 15 Dec 2013

Nelson Mandela, from apartheid fighter to president and unifier

JOHANNESBURG - Nelson Mandela guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy, as an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world.

World, 15 Dec 2013

Nelson Mandela buried in Qunu grave

QUNU, South Africa - The body of Nelson Mandela was laid to rest on Sunday in a grave near his family homestead at Qunu in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.

Africa, World, 15 Dec 2013

Factbox - Family, friends, leaders pay tribute to 'Tata Madiba'

QUNU, South Africa - The following are a selection of tributes to Nelson Mandela paid by family members, friends and foreign leaders and dignitaries at his state funeral on Sunday:

World 15 Dec 2013