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The most senior foreign ambassador in the U. S . had just returned to Washington from a trip when a reporter informed him that "Oh! What a tragedy! What a tragedy! What a tragedy!' exclaimed Ambassador Roble Olhaye of the African nation of Djibouti .
South Africans of all races flocked to houses of worship Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela as a large contingent of foreign dignitaries, including royalty, begin arriving in the country to pay their final respects to the liberation struggle icon.
National Carrier South African Airways will operate a special air transport service to attend the funeral of the late former President Nelson Mandela in Qunu in the Eastern Cape.
South African Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma hug next to a portrait of late South African President Nelson Mandela during the Elysee Summit for Peace and Security in Africa at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, December 6, 2013.
It is public art made of private wishes. In a phenomenon spreading across the globe, oversized blackboards, painted on buildings and freestanding displays, invite passers-by to complete the sentence: "Before I die I want to ..." Answers, some profound, some profane, are written on stenciled lines with pieces of sidewalk chalk picked from the ... (more)
Blake Shelton exercised his oral skills on his way out of a West Hollywood nightclub, urging the Westboro Baptist Church to wrap its head around his.
The Duchess of Cambridge broke down in tears when she was told that Nelson Mandela had died, it was revealed last night.
Rick Clark , the sheriff of Pickens County, South Carolina, is refusing to lower the flag to half-staff to honor the life of Nelson Mandela , publicly defying the orders of President Barack Obama .
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.
The grief over Nelson Mandela's death continues to reverberate in the UK, even as mourners in South Africa spent a second night on the streets to pay tribute to their beloved leader.
People all over the city are speaking out about the impact of Nelson Mandela's life and reacting to his death.
The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to South Africa next week to pay respects, but it didn't say whether he will attend the memorial or the smaller funeral on Dec. 15 in Mandela's hometown.
The South African flag flies at half-staff as flowers and candles are placed at the foot of a statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the South African embassy in Washington on December 6, 2013.
The Westboro Baptist Church didn't waste any time with its announcement to picket Nelson Mandela 's funeral.
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