17-Mar-2022 to 07:44

Namibia declares mourning period for late Zambian leader

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Namibia’s President Hage Geingob has declared a three-day period of national mourning for late Zambian president Rupiah Banda who died last week.

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02-Jan-2022 to 14:23

Tutu got his ‘aquamation’ in final send-off – Official

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — The body of late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu returned to dust via “aquamation”, an environmentally-friendly process using water instead of fire only to cremate the body, APA learnt on Sunday.

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01-Jan-2022 to 15:15

Anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu laid to rest

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday gave the late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu a hearty send-off at St Georges Cathedral in Cape Town, saying he was grateful to “Tutu for his efforts in helping build the nation.”

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30-Dec-2021 to 14:36

S/Africa: Tutu lies in state at Cape Town cathedral

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — As instructed before he died, the late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s remains are lying in state “in a plain wooden coffin with rope handles” at his former St. George's Cathedral in Cape Town on Thursday.

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30-Dec-2021 to 07:45

Malawi mourns former first lady

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawians are mourning the death of former First Lady Anne Muluzi who succumbed to cancer at a Kenyan hospital on Tuesday.

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29-Dec-2021 to 10:12

Tutu wanted a simple funeral – Foundation

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — The late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will be granted his wish to have a simple funeral, “with the cheapest coffin available,” his foundation said on Wednesday.

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28-Dec-2021 to 12:40

Graça Machel mourns spiritual beacon for anti-apartheid movement

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Former president Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel has paid an emotional tribute and farewell to the late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, thanking him for his undying service during the years he was instrumental in fighting apartheid in the country.

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