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S. Africa's ANC to probe alleged misuse of Mandela memorial funds

Jan 26, 2014 - 10:10 PM

A local newspaper said 5 9 million rand or P24 million was paid to a local transport company linked to the ANC official but reportedly not all of it went to driving mourners to the memorial service

Tutu home burgled during visit to Mandela memorial

Dec 11, 2013 - 9:58 PM

It is second time in 5 months that Tutu s home in the Milnerton area of Cape Town had been hit

Obama, Cameron 'selfie' at Mandela memorial creates stir

Dec 11, 2013 - 7:20 AM

The so called selfie was quickly picked up by major international news outlets and went viral on social media sites with many questioning whether the moment of mirth was appropriate for the occasion

SELFIE. US President Barack Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (C) next to US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013. Photo by Roberto Schmidt/AFP

Disillusioned South Africans boo Pres. Zuma at Mandela memorial

Dec 11, 2013 - 6:46 AM

Jacob Zuma was booed repeatedly by some among the tens of thousands of people gathered to bid a final farewell to Nelson Mandela the man whose shoes he has sometimes battled to fill

BOOED. South African Pres. Jacob Zuma arrives for the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013. Photo by Alexander Joe/AFP

Obama-Castro handshake: Mandela memorial brings together enemies

Dec 10, 2013 - 11:23 PM

US President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro a gesture interpreted by some as a sign of Obama s willingness to reach out to US enemies

SYMBOLIC HANDSHAKE. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro at Mandela's memorial. AFP screengrab from South African Broadcasting Corporation live feed show

Netanyahu missing Mandela memorial for cost reasons – report

Dec 09, 2013 - 8:53 AM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will reportedly skip Nelson Mandela’s memorial due to the high travel cost

SKIPPING MEMORIAL. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will reportedly skip Nelson Mandela’s memorial due to the high travel cost. File photo by Uriel Sinai/AFP

Obamas, Bushes to head to South Africa for Mandela memorial

Dec 07, 2013 - 8:14 AM

The two families will be on the same presidential plane at the request of the Obamas

TRIBUTE. A framed image of former South African president Nelson Mandela stands as people pay tributes following his death, in Johannesburg on December 6, 2013. ALEXANDER JOE/AFP PHOTO