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Ghanaians have joined SouthAfrica and the rest of the world to mourn Nelson Mandela. South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela died at age 95 Thursday, December 5.
Liberians have called on their president declare days of national mourning for fallen South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at 95.
The former South African President will be laid to rest on Dec. 15 in the village of Qunu where he grew up, President Jacob Zuma announced Friday.
Key quotes after the death of Nelson Mandela: -- US President Barack Obama: "He achieved more than could be expected of any man." -- South African President Jacob Zuma: "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father."
Apartheid-era South Africa's most feared prison, Robben Island, remains inextricably linked with Nelson Mandela, its most famous inmate who spent decades of hard labor educating his comrades and charming even his granite-hearted jailers.
Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95. "He is now resting," said South African President Jacob Zuma. "He is now at peace." "Our nation has lost his greatest son," he continued. "Our people have lost their father."
South Africa's state prosecutor said Tuesday that charges of grave tampering and bigamy have been dropped against Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mandla, who had been embroiled in a bitter family feud.
Guinea-Bissau said on Sunday it had dismantled a criminal network trafficking children to Gambia, where they are forced by Islamic schools to beg on the streets.
South Africa's Nelson Mandela remains "quite ill" and is unable to speak, using facial expressions to communicate as he receives intensive medical care at home, his former wife told Sunday media.
Oil-rich Equatorial Guinea said Saturday it would block an agreement between central African countries to allow people from the region to circulate freely, due to fears it would be flooded with immigrants.