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Fake Mandela memorial sign language interpreter hospitalised

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 19 2013, 5:56am CST

Johannesburg, Dec 19 (IANS) The sign language interpreter, who grabbed headlines across the world for allegedly using a fake sign language at the Nelson Mandela memorial last week, has been admitted to a hospital in South Africa.
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Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela laid to rest (Roundup)

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 15 2013, 7:10am CST

Pretoria, Dec 15 (IANS) The world's anti-apartheid icon and South Africa's first non-white president Nelson Mandela was Sunday laid to rest at his ancestral home in Qunu village in Eastern Cape province at a state funeral.
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Tutu not invited for Mandela's funeral: South Africa

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 14 2013, 9:48pm CST

Cape Town, Dec 15 (IANS) The South African government confirmed Saturday that it did not send any invitation to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu to attend former president Nelson Mandela's funeral, as it did not send any invitation to anybody.
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African National Congress bids farewell to Mandela

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 14 2013, 4:54am CST

Pretoria, Dec 14 (IANS) The African National Congress (ANC) bid farewell to former South Africa president Nelson Mandela Saturday ahead of his mortal remains being taken to his home village of Qunu where he will be buried Sunday.
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South African minister sorry for sign interpreter's performance

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 13 2013, 10:16am CST

Johannesburg, Dec 13 (IANS) South African Minister of Arts and Culture Paul Mashatile Friday apologised to the deaf community for the performance of the sign language interpreter at the memorial service to honour former president Nelson Mandela.
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Mandela's statue to be erected at Presidency

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 12 2013, 6:10pm CST

Johannesburg, Dec 13 (IANS) A statue of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at his residence at the age of 95, will be erected at the Presidency coming Monday, the South African government announced Thursday.
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Obama-Castro handshake stirs speculation, controversy

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 10 2013, 11:48pm CST | by IANS

Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) A surprise handshake between US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial ceremony in Johannesburg has stirred a major controversy at home and speculation about its deeper meaning.
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World remembers Mandela (Roundup)

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 10 2013, 9:42am CST | by IANS

Johannesburg, Dec 10 (IANS) Leaders from over 90 countries Tuesday paid rich tributes to former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela at a memorial service here, five days after his demise, with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee describing the global statesman's death as the departure of a venerated elder.
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We will always cherish Mandela's friendship: Pranab

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 10 2013, 8:18am CST | by IANS

Johannesberg, Dec 10 (IANS) For India, the passing away of former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela represents the departure of a venerated elder and a great soul, India's President Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday.
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World's high and mighty join Mandela memorial service

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 10 2013, 5:48am CST | by IANS

Johannesburg, Dec 10 (IANS) The memorial service to honour former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela got under way Tuesday at the jampacked FNB Stadium at Soweto here.
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