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Nelson Mandela laid to rest

Dec 15, 2013 - 7:38 PM

UPDATED His burial in the rural village of Qunu where he spent his early childhood closes the final chapter on a towering public figure and global symbol of freedom and hope

FINAL FAREWELL. Candles are lit under a portrait of Neslon Mandela before the funeral ceremony of South African former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu on December 15, 2013.  AFP / Pool / Odd Andersen

Mandela returns home

Dec 14, 2013 - 10:45 PM

The anti apartheid icon is set to be buried Sunday December 15 ending 10 days of national mourning and global tributes

Mandela's 'long walk' nears its end

Dec 14, 2013 - 7:42 PM

Sunday s funeral will begin at 8:00 am with a two hour ceremony for 5 000 people

ALMOST THE END. Women are consoled as they react in sadness after walking past the casket of late South African President Nelson Mandela, on the final day of lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo by Matt Dunham/EPA

Manila street kids to mark Mandela's 95th birthday

Jul 18, 2013 - 12:14 AM

Nelson Mandela is set to spend his 95th birthday in hospital but across the world admirers hope to honor their icon s legacy through millions of acts of kindness

FOR MADIBA. School children from St Mary's College carry a poster for ill Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former President Nelson Mandela remains, Pretoria, South Africa, 15 July 2013. Photo by EPA/Kim Ludbrook

Celebrations, charity events to mark Mandela's 95th birthday

Jul 17, 2013 - 2:45 PM

The critically ill anti apartheid hero himself may still be confined to his Pretoria hospital bed on life support

FOR MADIBA. School children from St Mary's College carry a poster for ill Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former President Nelson Mandela remains, Pretoria, South Africa, 15 July 2013. Photo by EPA/Kim Ludbrook