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Tutu latest Anglican to support assisted suicide

Jul 13, 2014 - 2:27 PM

South Africa s Anglican archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu says he supports assisted dying for the terminally ill the day after the Church s former leader backed a bill to legalize it in Britain

FOR THE WIN. Lionel Messi of Argentina reacts after Argentina winning the penalty shoot out during the FIFA World Cup 2014 semi final match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 09 July 2014. Photo by Diego Azubel / EPA

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

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

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

Dancing with sorrow, joy and pride for Mandela

Dec 11, 2013 - 2:00 AM

Tens of thousands of South Africans took up the torch carried by their nation s founding father Nelson Mandela passionately endorsing calls to perfect his Rainbow Nation

CELEBRATING MANDELA. South Africans celebrate Nelson Mandela's life and legacy during the mass at his memorial. Photo by AFP

Mandela funeral: The 'world is coming'

Dec 09, 2013 - 9:25 PM

South Africa races to meet the unprecedented logistical challenge of hosting close to 100 world leaders flying in from every corner of the globe for the state funeral of freedom icon Nelson Mandela

NELSON MANDELA. The former South African President has died. Rodger Bosch/AFP File Photo

Zuma urges South Africans to keep Mandela's ideals alive

Dec 08, 2013 - 11:09 PM

We should pray for us not to forget some of the values that Madiba stood for that he fought for that he sacrificed his life for South African Pres Jacob Zuma said

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

Timeline: Mandela's nearly 3-month hospital stay

Sep 01, 2013 - 7:25 PM

The main developments since 95 year old South African anti apartheid hero and former president Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital on June 8

A file picture dated 02 July 2005 shows South African former president Nelson Mandela waving to the crowd at the Africa Standing Tall Against Poverty concert linked to Live 8 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by EPA/Jon Hrusa

Prayers as Mandela marks 2 months in hospital

Aug 08, 2013 - 12:36 AM

South African church leaders lead prayers in front of the hospital where critically ill former South African president Nelson Mandela is soon to mark two months in care

STILL CRITICAL. A file picture dated 02 July 2005 shows South African former president Nelson Mandela waving to the crowd at the Africa Standing Tall Against Poverty concert linked to Live 8 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by EPA/Jon Hrusa

Honoring South Africa's father

Aug 05, 2013 - 1:00 AM

As a nation South Africa has its own challenges but one thing is for sure when it comes to our beloved Mandela we are one and unity reigns supreme

STILL CRITICAL. A file picture dated 02 July 2005 shows South African former president Nelson Mandela waving to the crowd at the Africa Standing Tall Against Poverty concert linked to Live 8 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by EPA/Jon Hrusa

Improving Mandela turns 95 in hospital

Jul 18, 2013 - 11:46 PM

From South Africa to America the world celebrates the 95th birthday of global icon Nelson Mandela

MEANINGFUL BIRTHDAY. A boy from the Northlen Primary school completes a Happy Birthday message for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Durban as the global icon is said to be “steadily improving.” AFP/Rajesh Jantilal

Improving Mandela to mark 95th birthday in hospital

Jul 18, 2013 - 9:18 AM

Mandela s youngest daughter said her father was now able to communicate and watch television

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADIBA! A file picture dated 02 July 2005 shows South African former president Nelson Mandela waving to the crowd at the Africa Standing Tall Against Poverty concert linked to Live 8 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by EPA/Jon Hrusa

Mandela grandson to complain against 'untrue' health claim

Jul 07, 2013 - 12:23 AM

Mandla s lawyer says a court document falsely claims Mandela is in a permanent vegetative state

GAME-CHANGER. UNAIDS head Michel Sidibe credits former South African president Nelson Mandela for breaking the 'conspiracy of silence' surrounding HIV/AIDS. This October 23 1995 file photo shows Mandela speaking during a Special Commemorative Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. Photo by UN Photo/G Kinch

Mandela seldom in pain – wife

Jul 04, 2013 - 9:29 PM

Nelson Mandela s wife says he has been uncomfortable but seldom in pain

Mandela's health 'perilous': leaked court papers

Jul 04, 2013 - 12:40 AM

Nelson Mandela is in a perilous condition on life support in hospital leaked court documents showed

GAME-CHANGER. UNAIDS head Michel Sidibe credits former South African president Nelson Mandela for breaking the 'conspiracy of silence' surrounding HIV/AIDS. This October 23 1995 file photo shows Mandela speaking during a Special Commemorative Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. Photo by UN Photo/G Kinch

Obama spoke to Mandela's wife by telephone, meets other relatives

Jun 29, 2013 - 10:04 PM

The president whose landmark trip to Africa has been overshadowed by Mandela s illness decided not to visit the ailing icon

Mandela's 95th birthday plans go ahead despite illness

Jun 19, 2013 - 11:08 PM

Preparation for the 95th birthday of freedom icon and South Africa s beloved leader Nelson Mandela is pushing through despite his illness

PUSHING THROUGH. Preparation for the 95th birthday of freedom icon and South Africa's beloved leader Nelson Mandela is pushing through despite his illness. Photo from his Facebook fan page

Mandela: prisoner, president and father of 'Rainbow Nation'

Jun 08, 2013 - 10:45 PM

Nelson Mandela who was readmitted to hospital on June 8 spent 27 years as a prisoner of apartheid before he became South Africa s first black president