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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela prays as she attends a service at Bryanston Methodist Church. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Fifty-nine foreign heads of state or government have said so far they will attend either the memorial ceremony or the state funeral of Nelson Mandela(...)

A girl dances today on Vilakazi Street in Soweto, where the former South African President Nelson Mandela resided when he lived in the township. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Late former South African president Nelson Mandela’s body is being prepared to lie in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria next week, where untold(...)

A giant of our time

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” - Nelson Mandela Madiba is no more. We have lost a giant of our time whose death impoverishes us all. Af(...)

A women cries as she holds a candle and a flower outside former South African President Nelson Mandela’s house in Houghton, last night. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters.

Africa will never have seen anything like it. Amid unfathomable grief, the death of Nelson Mandela will be marked with the biggest and most watched ev(...)

South African president Nelson Mandela exchanges a handshake with deputy president F.W. de Klerk after their inauguration in Pretoria, May 9th, 1994.Photograph: Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times.
Nelson Mandela: A timeline
  • Africa
  • December 5, 2013, 23:29

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. Here are some of the major events in his life.July 18, 1918: Born to Hendry M(...)

South Africans have gathered outside the house of  Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg to sign a board of condolence. Photograph: EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

The South African president has announced plans for the State funeral of former president Nelson Mandela who died in his Johannesburg home last night (...)

South African president Jacob Zuma: upgrade costing about €15 million undertaken at rural home. Photograph: Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte

An independent investigation into the security upgrades undertaken at South African president Jacob Zuma’s rural home has provisionally found he recei(...)

Emergency workers search for survivors after a building collapsed in Tongaat, north of Durban yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Rescue workers called off the search for survivors at a collapsed South African building site today, believing there are no more trapped construction (...)

Emergency workers search for survivors after a building collapsed in Tongaat, north of Durban, yesterday. Photograph: Rogan Ward/Reuters

At least one person was killed and dozens were feared trapped under rubble yesterday after a soccer pitch-sized section of a shopping mall under const(...)

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta denies committing crimes against humanity and says his absence is dangerous and untenable.

A special African Union summit this month could lead to a breakdown in relations with the International Criminal Court, amid claims that the trials o(...)

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