Nelson Mandela

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Obama and first lady are traveling to South Africa to attend a tomorrow's memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

High-powered traveling companions on Air Force One

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — A president, former president and possible future president are among those traveling aboard Air Force One to South Africa. The high-powered traveling partners came together for a transcontinental flight […]

12/09/2013

A portrait former president Nelson Mandela, placed outside his residence in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

South Africa names speakers for Mandela ceremony

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa says United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among world leaders speaking at a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela. South Africa’s government released […]

12/09/2013

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Obama and first lady are traveling to South Africa to attend a tomorrow's memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama heads to South Africa for Mandela memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Monday to attend a national memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Obama and his wife, Michelle, boarded Air Force One under cold, rainy […]

12/09/2013

Mourners from Nigeria, sing outside the home of former president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

‘Rainbow Nation’ mourners swarm Mandela’s mansion

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Along a street lined with walled mansions shaded by graceful jacaranda trees, mourners, black and white, by the thousands rubbed shoulders Monday outside the villa where Nelson Mandela died, placing flower bouquets […]

12/09/2013

President Barack Obama turns from the podium after speaking  in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Dec. 5, 2013, about the death of Nelson Mandela. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obamas to attend Tuesday service for Mandela

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a Tuesday memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela. The service will take place at a stadium […]

12/07/2013

Author Maya Angelou. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

Maya Angelou mourns longtime friend Nelson Mandela

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, praised him as a great man worthy of comparison to another icon she knew, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

12/06/2013

Floral tributes to former president Nelson Mandela, pile up beneath a statue of Mandela on Mandela Square at Sandton City, in Johannesburg Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Athol Moralee)

South Africa begins life without Nelson Mandela

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — What next for South Africa? This racially charged country that, on Nelson Mandela’s watch, inspired the world by embracing reconciliation in all-race elections in 1994 is again in the global spotlight after […]

12/06/2013

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Remembering Nelson Mandela 1918 -2013

People across South Africa and around the world are remembering Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers today. Mandela will lie in state in South Africa’s capital city of Pretoria from Wednesday until he is […]

12/06/2013

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, right, leads a prayer service in memory of former South African president Nelson Mandela, at St George's Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo)

Mandela to be buried Dec. 15

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Flags were lowered to half-staff across South Africa and people in black townships, in upscale mostly white suburbs and in the country’s vast rural grasslands commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and […]

12/06/2013

Zindzi Mandela, center, the daughter of Nelson Mandela arrives to attend the UK premiere of the movie "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" at a cinema in London, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.  South African President Jacob Zuma announced later Thursday that former President Nelson Mandela has died aged 95, Zuma says "we've lost our greatest son."  In the movie Idris Elba plays Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris plays Winnie Mandela. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Mandela daughters ask that film’s premiere go on

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and others attending the London premiere of a new film about Nelson Mandela were told of his death Thursday night as the closing credits rolled. The news broke during the […]

12/05/2013

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