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His burial in Qunu combined military pomp with the abaThembu traditions of his childhood in the rural Eastern Cape.
Tens of thousands of South Africans came out to see Mandela one last time on Friday. But there were scuffles with police as many were turned away disappointed.
In another awkward incident to emerge from Mandela's official memorial service, the South African government is facing accusations that the interpreter hired to sign for the deaf instead invented nonsense hand signals.
Tuesday's massive farewell for 'giant of history' Nelson Mandela wasn’t the memorial service many had expected.
South Africa's white Afrikaners have a complicated and sometimes conflicted relationship to their first post-apartheid president.
The outpouring of support from around the world has helped the Mandela family in the wake of Madiba's death.
Scores of world leaders are on their way to mourn the passing of Mandela.
President Jacob Zuma announced the news about Mandela late Thursday, and much of South Africa learned only at first light of Mandela’s passing.
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The new technology may be perfect for the continent's economic development path.
The multibillion-dollar development in a Johannesburg suburb would also provide a base for Chinese companies looking to expand into Africa, the Hong Kong-based firm said.
Climate change is rendering life impossible for these tiny, charismatic primates.
Drought and a surge in supply costs have rural Zimbabweans competing for food.
A dangerous cocktail of heroin and anti-HIV drugs lets some of South Africa's poorest get high for just $3 a hit.
Senior correspondent for South Africa, Erin Conway-Smith, on why she loves Johannesburg.
The country is an African economic powerhouse. For now.
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