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Kenya mourns Moi with state funeral

Feb 11, 2020 - 11:01 PM

Mourners begin gathering at a national athletics stadium before dawn to pay their respects

STATE FUNERAL. Military officers carrying the coffin of the late former Kenya President, Daniel Arap Moi, draped in the Kenya national flag, during a state funeral service in Nairobi on February 11, 2020. Photo by Simon Maina/AFP

State funeral for Tunisia's Essebsi as new polls loom

Jul 27, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Parliament speaker Mohamed Ennaceur, who was sworn in as interim president hours after Beji Caid Essebsi's death, pays tribute to the late leader describing him as 'the architect of national reconciliation'

TRIBUTE. French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the state funeral of late president Essebsi at the presidential palace in the capital's eastern suburb of Carthage on July 27, 2019. Photo by Fethi Belaid/Pool/AFP

Egypt bids farewell to Nobel prize-winning chemist

Aug 07, 2016 - 11:20 PM

Ahmed Zewail is laid to rest after being given military honors in Cairo

epa05461282 Egyptians carrying the coffin of Chemistry Nobel Prize laureate of 1999, Egyptian - US professor Ahmed Zewail during funeral in 6 October grave near Cairo 07 August 2016.Ahmed Zewail died in the US, aged 70. He won the Nobel Chemistry prize in 1999 for his study of chemical reaction in extremely short timescales, also known as Femtochemistry, to be the first Arab scientist to win the Nobel Prize EPA/HAZEM ABDEL HAMID EGYPT OUT

Putin, elites bid farewell to ex-PM and master spy Primakov

Jun 30, 2015 - 12:17 AM

Without doubt he was a great citizen of our country says Russian President Vladimir Putin after laying flowers by the coffin of former prime minister Yevgeny Primakov

Russian President Vladimir Putin pays his respects beside the coffin of former Russian prime minister Yevgeny Primakov during a memorial service in Moscow on June 29, 2015. Russia holds a state funeral for former premier Yevgeny Primakov, who opposed NATO's eastward expansion and is considered the architect of the country's "multipolar" foreign policy. AFP PHOTO / VASILY MAXIMOV

IN PHOTOS: State Funeral for Lee Kuan Yew

Mar 29, 2015 - 4:01 PM

UPDATED Highlights in photos of the State Funeral for Singapore s former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew

RAINY PROCESSION. The body of Singapore's former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is transferred atop a gun carriage as they leave Parliament House during a funeral procession in Singapore on March 29, 2015. Mohd Fyrol/AFP

New Zealand PM to attend cricket final over Lee funeral

Mar 29, 2015 - 10:14 AM

I think it s the right call he says

'RIGHT CALL'?: File photo of New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. Dennis Brack/Pool/EPA

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

Queues deprive thousands of final Mandela goodbye

Dec 13, 2013 - 11:35 PM

For those who did manage to enter the venue the last glimpse of Mandela prompted powerful feelings

Mandela's funeral cortege proceeds through Pretoria

Dec 11, 2013 - 1:51 PM

Along the route South Africans formed a somber guard of honor for their iconic leader

HIGHLIGHTS: World unites for Nelson Mandela memorial

Dec 11, 2013 - 8:55 AM

Tens of thousands of South Africans converged in sorrow celebration and pride on Soweto s World Cup stadium to sit side by side with presidents priests and queens at a memorial service for unifying global icon Nelson Mandela

FOR MADIBA. Mourners wave South African flags ahead of the memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 December 2013. EPA/Ian Langsdon

South Africa unites in prayer and song for Mandela

Dec 08, 2013 - 8:20 PM

The nationwide day of prayer marks the formal start of a week long state funeral for the man who forged a new multi racial South Africa

SONGS FOR "MADIBA". Women sing during a mass commemorating late South African former president Nelson Mandela on December 8, 2013 in Soweto, near Johannesburg. Photo by Pedro Ugarte / AFP

Historic farewell set for Nelson Mandela

Dec 08, 2013 - 9:47 AM

UPDATED Presidents religious leaders and cultural figureheads from all corners of the world are expected for the funeral The memorials and events will culminate in Mandela s burial on December 15 in his boyhood home of Qunu

Mandela state funeral and day of prayer set – Zuma

Dec 06, 2013 - 10:08 PM

Nelson Mandela s funeral will take place at his rural childhood home on December 15

What happens in a state funeral?

Aug 27, 2012 - 7:41 PM

Communications Undersecretary Manolo Quezon explains in detail the state funeral of the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo on Tuesday August 28

VIDEO: Tricia Robredo on her dad, Jesse

Aug 27, 2012 - 2:35 PM

Patricia Tricia Robredo shared insights about being a daughter of the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo in a speech delivered mostly in Bicolano language

Tricia Robredo delivers speech at the necrological service for her dad, Jesse Robredo, on August 26, 2012

Divers, Sereno visit Robredo's wake

Aug 25, 2012 - 1:12 PM

The divers who helped retrieve the late Jesse Robredo s body attend the second day of his wake in Malacañang

Robredo's remains arrive in Malacañang

Aug 24, 2012 - 11:40 AM

3rd UPDATE The late Interior Secretary s body has been brought to Malacañang for a two day wake that will be open to the public

#SalamatJesse: Plane wreckage, body of pilot found

Aug 22, 2012 - 8:59 PM

Only co pilot Kshitiz Chand remains missing after the ill fated plane is retrieved

The former mayor of Naga City believed his leadership was "accidental." Aug 2009, photo by Storyline Company Productions.

Robredo state funeral: Fit for 'heroes'

Aug 22, 2012 - 1:49 PM

The late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo s family agrees to give him a state funeral the Palace says

National Days of Mourning for Robredo

Aug 21, 2012 - 6:07 PM

Government officials salute the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo Naga s honored son