South Africa is preparing for the official memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg’s Soccer Stadium. Numerous leaders have paid tribute to the former leader.
New revelations from the Paradise Papers have brought to light a strange lawsuit filed by Mandela's heirs. Reports in Germany say it revolves around a fund used to 'pay a gift to Margot Honecker'.
Denis Goldberg was sentenced to prison in South Africa in 1964, together with Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada who died on Tuesday. He remembers Kathrada as a fighter against tyranny "before, during and after prison."
Helmut Kohl wanted a European Germany, not a German Europe. It was a theme touched on by all the funeral orators at the memorial service for the former German chancellor. DW's Bernd Riegert reports from Strasbourg.
Ahmed Kathrada, who spent decades campaigning against South Africa's white minority rule, has been laid to rest in Johannesburg. Mourners contrasted his "incorruptible" leadership with that of President Jacob Zuma.
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