Today 08 December
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians mourned Nelson Mandela as their most loyal champion, lighting candles in special prayer services Sunday and holding his picture like a shield in confrontations with Israeli troops.
Durban (South Africa) (AFP) - Batting prodigy Quinton de Kock hit his second successive century to set up a convincing, series-clinching 134-run win for South Africa in the second one-day international against India at Kingsmead on Sunday. De Kock made 106 in a South African total of 280 for six in a match reduced to 49 overs a side after a late start because of a wet outfield. India lost four early wickets against the South African fast bowlers and limped to 146 all out, enabling South Africa to clinch the three-match series with a game to spare. Lonwabo Tsotsobe took four for 25 and Dale Steyn three for 17 as India, the world's top-ranked one-day team, were humiliated for the second time in four days.
South Africans of all races and religions united in an outpouring of prayer and song for their beloved Nelson Mandela on Sunday, hearing calls to keep his dream of a Rainbow Nation alive. In a statement Mandela's family implored this still deeply scarred nation, and people beyond its shores, to "keep his dream alive." From a Methodist Church in Johannesburg, President Jacob Zuma echoed that sentiment in an impassioned plea. "He preached and practised reconciliation, to make those who had been fighting forgive one another and become one nation," Zuma told a mixed race congregation of more than 1,000 worshippers.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans of all races flocked to houses of worship Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela as a large contingent of foreign dignitaries, including royalty, begin arriving in the country to pay their final respects to the liberation struggle icon.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela was honored in church sermons across South Africa Sunday, which has been declared a national day of prayer and reflection to commemorate the country's anti-apartheid leader who died on Dec. 5. Here is a look at some of the praise of Mandela :