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Mandela has rabbit in ear

Pretoria - Nelson Mandela has been immortalized in a statue at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa — with a rabbit in his ear.

Nelson Mandela trained by Israeli Mossad agents in Ethiopia

Israel's state archives has published a 50-year-old letter from the Mossad spy agency claiming it trained Nelson Mandela in hand-to-hand combat, weaponry and sabotage.

Review: ‘Mandela — Long Walk to Freedom’ is a difficult road Special

‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ recounts Nelson Mandela's journey from his childhood in a rural village to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Review: Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom

The release of Nelson Mandela in 1990, after twenty-seven years of political imprisonment in South Africa, ranks as one of the most momentous events of the 20th century. The recent biopic of his life insight-fully illuminates this moment.

Books make perfect presents says Senior VP at HarperCollins Special

Looking for the perfect gift to put under the tree or in a stocking? HarperCollins Publishers’ Lisa Sharkey offers her list of the best books to buy for your loved ones this year. "A book is a gift that keeps on giving," she says.

Op-Ed: Mandela and Neo-liberalism in South African

Pretoria - Nelson Mandela is rightly revered for his successful challenge and eventual triumph over the apartheid system in South Africa. However, Mandela left in power the same companies and individuals who dominated the economy during the apartheid era.

Nelson Mandela statue unveiled at Union Buildings, Pretoria

Pretoria - A 9-metre high statue of Mandela now stands at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. It was unveiled this morning by current president Jacob Zuma.

Nelson Mandela buried today in hometown Qunu

The funeral of former South African president Nelson Mandela was held at his hometown Qunu in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, today.

Jimmy Kimmel interpreter finds Mandela imposter talked gibberish

New York - A memorial service to commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela was held Tuesday. The main topics following the service were world leaders taking selfies and a fake deaf-signer, Thamsanqa Jantjie. Just what was that signer telling the world?

Mandela's body en route to Qunu via helicopter

Nelson Mandela's body will take a trip by helicopter this morning to Qunu in the Eastern Cape, for his burial on Sunday.

Op-Ed: Is Nelson Mandela holier than The Prophet?

Rugeley - Britain's politically correct police reached a new low when they arrested a man for making a joke about the dying Nelson Mandela.

Mandela memorial 'fake' interpreter: Forgive me,'I saw angels'

Johannesburg - There's a reason the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's high-profile memorial service made "childish hand gestures" and clapped "as if he had never learned a word of sign language in his life" — he saw "angels come to the stadium.”

Hunt is on for fake sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial

Pretoria - As the world watched the mass memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela, former South African President, a man stood there, gesticulating "sign language" for hours, but his movements meant nothing.

Desmond Tutu home robbed while he was at Mandela memorial

Cape Town - Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Cape Town home was robbed while he was away at the Nelson Mandela memorial service, police said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: TIME editor compares Madiba with a white slaver

TIME magazine editor Fareed Zakaria has compared Nelson Mandela with George Washington and caused uproar for his insensitive words.

Jacob Zuma booed at Mandela memorial service

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma of the ANC ruling party of South Africa was booed several times by the crowds at Nelson Mandela's memorial service in Soweto, Johannesburg.

Mandela on display at Union Buildings

Pretoria - The body of Nelson Mandela will be available for public viewing at the Union Buildings today until Friday, to people wishing to say their final goodbyes.

Jay-Z dedicates 'Young Forever' to Nelson Mandela during concert

Los Angeles - On Monday, December 9, Jay-Z honored the memory and legacy of Nelson Mandela by dedicating his song "Young Forever" to him on his "Magna Carta Tour."

BBC receives over 1,000 complaints over Mandela death coverage

Well over 1,000 complaints have been received in the UK concerning the BBC's saturated coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela.

Op-Ed: Parallels in U.S. and South African history

Cape Town - The disenfranchisement of the black majority in South Africa did not begin with the rule of the Afrikaner-dominated Nationalist Party in 1948, but after a history of British colonization much like the U.S.

Israeli PM Netanyahu cancels Mandela funeral trip

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not be attending a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, cancelling his planned attendance.

Op-Ed: Canadian Conservative MP Anders refuses to honor Nelson Mandela

There are lousy politicians and then there is Rob Anders. To the Canadian Conservative MP it doesn't matter that Nelson Mandela is credited the world over with bringing down apartheid and ending a system that caused widespread suffering among blacks.

'His Day Is Done' Maya Angelou's poem for Nelson Mandela

On Friday, a day after the death of Nelson Mandela, the US State Department released a poem written by American author and poet, Maya Angelou.

TopFinds: World pays tribute to Nelson Mandela, Amazon's drones

The world mourns the death of South African hero Nelson Mandela. Amazon attracts media attentions for its "drone" announcement. What's at the heart of America's Walmart protests? Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Mandela still a terrorist, claims Canada MP

Conservative Member of Parliament Rob Anders has apparently not backed down in his belief that anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, was a terrorist.

Op-Ed: Let us not deify Nelson Mandela

As the world mourns Nelson Mandela, we should step back and take an objective look at the man, and just as importantly some of those with whom he worked.

Op-Ed: Nelson Mandela and the power of the human spirit

Nelson Mandela had the courage to stand up to the Illegal foreign terrorists who had taken over South Africa’s government. His example proved that evil cannot defeat the human spirit. Though his body may have passed, his memory will be eternal.

Top 20 Nelson Mandela Quotes

Nelson Mandela may be gone, but his deeds-- and his words-- will live on. As the world mourns the loss of a man who was arguably the world's most respected figure, we've compiled a list of some of his wisest words.

Op-Ed: RIP Nelson Mandela — UK PM David Cameron hypocrisy

Johannesburg - The President of South Africa Jacob Zuma announced Thursday the death of the country's former leader Nelson Mandela. UK PM David Cameron has joined other leaders paying tribute to Madiba but in death should there be hypocrisy?

President Obama issues tribute to Nelson Mandela

President Barack Obama, the first black American president, has paid tribute to the late President Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president.
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South African President Jacob Zuma wipes his tears during a send-off ceremony for late former South ...
South African President Jacob Zuma wipes his tears during a send-off ceremony for late former South African President Nelson Mandela at Waterkloof Air Force base in Pretoria December 14, 2013
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A fake sign language interpreter at the Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa
A fake sign language interpreter at the Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa
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Nelson Mandela  former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
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Nelson Mandela  former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
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Nelson Mandela April 2013
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A woman cries as the United Nations Security Council observes a minute of silence upon the news of the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, December 5, 2013
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Nelson Mandela  former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
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A statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled outside the South African Embassy on September 21  2013.
A statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled outside the South African Embassy on September 21, 2013.
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Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
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Statue of Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings  Pretoria  South Africa.
Statue of Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa.
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Confederation Cup teams Spain and Brazil presenting autographed t-shirts to Nelson Mandela.
Confederation Cup teams Spain and Brazil presenting autographed t-shirts to Nelson Mandela.
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Nelson Mandela  former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
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Mandla Mandela  grandson of former South African President Nelson Mandela  talks to journalists duri...
Mandla Mandela, grandson of former South African President Nelson Mandela, talks to journalists during a news conference in Mvezo in the Eastern Cape of South Africa
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India s President Pranab Mukherjee speaks at the podium as a sign language interpreter (R) punches t...
India's President Pranab Mukherjee speaks at the podium as a sign language interpreter (R) punches the air beside him during a memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the stadium in Johannesburg, December 10, 2013
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South African President Nelson Mandela (L) and his companion Graca Machel share a light moment befor...
South African President Nelson Mandela (L) and his companion Graca Machel share a light moment before setting sail on board the QE II cruise ship in Durban harbour in this March 29, 1998 file photo. Mandela has passed away on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95.
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Chief Rabbi of South Africa Warren Goldstein (L) speaks alongside a man passing himself off as a sig...
Chief Rabbi of South Africa Warren Goldstein (L) speaks alongside a man passing himself off as a sign language interpreter (R) during a national memorial service for Nelson Mandela at the Stadium in Johannesburg, December 10, 2013
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Winnie Madikizela–Mandela  a controversial activist and South African politician
Winnie Madikizela–Mandela, a controversial activist and South African politician
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Children hold earthen lamps in tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela, in Karachi December 6, 2013. South African anti-apartheid hero Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95
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Two autographed t-shirts from Confederations Cup players Brazil and Spain are to be gifted to Nelson...
Two autographed t-shirts from Confederations Cup players Brazil and Spain are to be gifted to Nelson Mandela.
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Nelson Mandela in 2008
Nelson Mandela in 2008
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