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Mandela tops 2013 Google searches

17 December 2013

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Nelson Mandela topped Google's list of the hottest searches for 2013 as the Internet giant on Tuesday provided a look at the "spirit of the times" online.

Military personnel stand beside the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela at his burial site in his ancestral village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province, 900 km (559 miles) south of Johannesburg, in this still image taken from December 15, 2013 video courtesy of the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). REUTERS/SABC via Reuters TV

South Africa buries 'greatest son' Mandela

15 December 2013

QUNU, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, leaving the multi-racial democracy he founded without its living inspiration and still striving for the "Rainbow Nation" ideal of shared prosperity he had dreamed of.

Celebrating an icon

8 December 2013

Snapshots of former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela after his release from prison.

Mandela and music

8 December 2013

Rhymes and rhythms that became an essential anti-apartheid songlist.

Nelson Mandela — architect of peace

8 December 2013

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, was the legendary engineer of the peaceful transfer of power in the world’s most rigidly segregated nation.

S. African envoy grateful for role of Malaysian leaders in Mandela’s cause

8 December 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: South Afri­ca is indebted to Malaysia for supporting the late Nelson Mandela in his fight against apartheid in his country.

A woman leaves flowers at a statue of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela at South Bank in London December 6, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

South Africa mourns Mandela, will bury him on December 15

7 December 2013

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans united in mourning for Nelson Mandela on Friday, but while some celebrated his remarkable life with dance and song, others fretted that the anti-apartheid hero's death would leave the nation vulnerable again to racial and social tensions.

Ten anthems of the anti-apartheid era

6 December 2013

The long fight to end the abhorrent racist doctorine of apartheid was one that rallied many people to Mandela's cause.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to the media about the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the U.N. headquarters in New York December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Garten/United Nations/Handout via Reuters

World honours Mandela as champion of freedom and reconciliation

6 December 2013

(Reuters) - Nelson Mandela was hailed on Thursday as a champion of reconciliation who "achieved more than could be expected of any man," as people the world over mourned his death and celebrated his triumphant fight against apartheid in South Africa.

Former South African president Nelson Mandela (front L) speaks with an aide behind a statue of him that was unveiled at Groot Drakenstein prison in Paarl near Cape Town, in this file picture taken August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Howard Burditt/Files

Factbox - Reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela

6 December 2013

(Reuters) - Reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's anti-apartheid hero and first black president, on Thursday at age 95.

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