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Nelson Mandela, the icon of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle and a colossus of 20th century politics. ©REUTERS/Handout
Mandela's ex-wife files suit disputing his will

Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela Mandela Tuesday filed court papers challenging the late statesman's will.

Mandela's ex-wife files suit disputing his will
Tributes to former South African President Nelson Mandela. ©Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye
World to celebrate 1st Mandela Day since icon's death

People around the world will celebrate "Mandela Day" Friday for the first time since the iconic South African leader's death by doing good deeds on what would have been his 96th birthday.

World to celebrate 1st Mandela Day since icon's death
President Jacob Zuma (C) cuts a cake as crowds gather to celebrate Freedom Day. ©Reuters/Skyler Reid
South Africa celebrates 20 years since apartheid

President Jacob Zuma led celebrations Sunday on the 20th anniversary of post-apartheid democracy in South Africa, insisting it is closer to its dream of a multi-racial nation despite stubborn inequality, poverty and corruption.

South Africa celebrates 20 years since apartheid
Mayor Rob Ford. ©Reuters/Mark Blinch
Toronto mayor votes against Mandela street honor

Scandal-plagued Toronto mayor Rob Ford voted against naming a street in honor of Nelson Mandela on Wednesday before later claiming he had cast his ballot in error.

Toronto mayor votes against Mandela street honor
U2 to play Mandela song at Oscars
U2 to play Mandela song at Oscars

Irish rock veterans U2 will play their Oscar-nominated song "Ordinary Love" from the movie "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" at this year's Academy Awards.

U2 to play Mandela song at Oscars
S. Africa's right still fears post-Mandela apocalypse
S. Africa's right still fears post-Mandela apocalypse

In South Africa, right-wing prophesies that Nelson Mandela's death will be followed by a racial apocalypse refuse to be quashed by events.

S. Africa's right still fears post-Mandela apocalypse
Winnie Mandela blasts family feud reports
Winnie Mandela blasts family feud reports

Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie denied Wednesday there was a dynastic battle within his extensive family, amid reports of a renewed feud shortly after the peace icon's death.

Winnie Mandela blasts family feud reports
Mandela tops 2013 Google searches
Mandela tops 2013 Google searches

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.

Mandela tops 2013 Google searches
Scandal over 'schizophrenic' Mandela signer
Scandal over 'schizophrenic' Mandela signer

The South African government admitted Thursday it made a "mistake" in choosing a sign language interpreter for Nelson Mandela's memorial who was later exposed as a fake by experts, and who claimed to be schizophrenic.

Scandal over 'schizophrenic' Mandela signer
Mandela's funeral cortege proceeds through Pretoria
Mandela's funeral cortege proceeds through Pretoria

Nelson Mandela's funeral cortege has begun its solemn journey to the seat of South African government in Pretoria, where it will lie in state for three days.

Mandela's funeral cortege proceeds through Pretoria
Nelson Mandela. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan's delegation attends farewell ceremony to Nelson Mandela

Kazakhstan's delegation is attending the farewell ceremony dedicated to Nelson Mandela.

Kazakhstan's delegation attends farewell ceremony to Nelson Mandela
Thousands take to Cambodia's streets on Human Rights Day
Thousands take to Cambodia's streets on Human Rights Day

Thousands of Cambodian opposition supporters and activists, including Buddhist monks, took to the streets Tuesday to mark Human Rights Day and call for improvements in the kingdom's rights record.

Thousands take to Cambodia's streets on Human Rights Day
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©RIA Novosti
Nursultan Nazarbayev condoles death of Nelson Mandela

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram of condolences to South African President Jacob Zuma over Nelson Mandela's death.

Nursultan Nazarbayev condoles death of Nelson Mandela
World leaders to give global farewell to Mandela
World leaders to give global farewell to Mandela

Presidents past and present, global figures and A-list celebrities made their way to South Africa on Monday to pay the world's respects at a memorial service and state funeral for freedom icon Nelson Mandela.

World leaders to give global farewell to Mandela
No fear of 'Mandela crash' for Africa's largest economy
No fear of 'Mandela crash' for Africa's largest economy

Economists slapped down speculation that Nelson Mandela's death could prompt an economic and financial slump in South Africa, but warned the gains he inspired remain fragile.

No fear of 'Mandela crash' for Africa's largest economy
The Dalai Lama. ©Reuters/Darren Ornitz
Dalai Lama says will miss 'dear friend' Mandela

The Dalai Lama said Friday he would miss his "dear friend" Nelson Mandela, who he hailed as "a man of courage, principle and unquestionable integrity" in a letter sent to the South African icon's family.

Dalai Lama says will miss 'dear friend' Mandela
Obama: Mandela bent history towards justice
Obama: Mandela bent history towards justice

America's first black president Barack Obama Thursday mourned Nelson Mandela as a "profoundly good" man who "took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice."

Obama: Mandela bent history towards justice
Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela dies aged 95
Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela dies aged 95

Nelson Mandela, the icon of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle and a colossus of 20th century politics, died late Thursday aged 95, prompting mass mourning and a global celebration of his astonishing life.

Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela dies aged 95
Strike leaves parts of Johannesburg without power
Strike leaves parts of Johannesburg without power

Large parts of Johannesburg -- including the suburb where Nelson Mandela is recuperating following his hospital release -- were without electricity.

Strike leaves parts of Johannesburg without power
Mandela back home after long hosital stay
Mandela back home after long hosital stay

Nelson Mandela spent a first night back home after being discharged from hospital Sunday, but the South African government said the anti-apartheid hero remains critically ill and under intensive care.

Mandela back home after long hosital stay