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Indian Extremist Leader Dies

Posted November 18th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Many Indians bid an emotional farewell Sunday to a controversial Hindu extremist leader. Thousands gathered in Mumbai to witness the funeral procession of Bal Thackeray, chief of the Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena party. He was one of India’s most divisive politicians, but he was also beloved by many. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed for “calm […]

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Mourners Attend Funeral of Ethiopia’s Meles

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of mourners gathered Sunday along with many African leaders for the state funeral for Ethiopia’s longtime leader Meles Zenawi. Mr. Meles died in Belgium last month at the age of 57 following a lengthy illness. He ruled Ethiopia for more than 20 years. Sunday’s state funeral, in the capital, Addis Ababa, was attended by […]

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Mourners Attend Funeral of Ethiopia’s Meles

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of mourners gathered Sunday along with many African leaders for the state funeral for Ethiopia’s longtime leader Meles Zenawi. Mr. Meles died in Belgium last month the age of 57 following a lengthy illness. He ruled Ethiopia for more than 20 years. Sunday’s state funeral, in the capital, Addis Ababa, was attended by dozens […]

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Mourners Attend Funeral of Ethiopia’s Meles

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Under Mr. Meles, Ethiopia fought a border war with Eritrea and sent troops to Somalia to fight Islamist militants. Mr. Meles came to power in 1991 after his rebel alliance, the EPRDF (Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front) seized power from the country’s former Communist regime.

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Mourners Attend Funeral of Ethiopia’s Meles

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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(( updates from late Saturday, new grafs 1-3, edits ) A host of African heads of state have joined thousands of mourners at a state funeral for Ethiopia’s longtime leader Meles Zenawi. Dignitaries including Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and former South African president Thabo Mbeki are among the speakers at Sunday’s […]

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Ethiopia Ready for Longtime Leader’s Funeral

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Several African heads of state have arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa to attend a state funeral Sunday for Ethiopia’s longtime leader Meles Zenawi. Dignitaries including Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and former South African president Thabo Mbeki are expected to speak at the funeral. Mr. Meles’s casket will be taken […]

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Mourners Say Goodbye to Ghana’s Mills

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Ghanaians along with visiting dignitaries paid their last respects to the country’s late president, John Atta Mills, who died suddenly on July 24. Ghanaians dressed in red and black lined the streets of Accra Friday as a procession brought Mr. Mills’ casket through the capital. More than a dozen African heads of state […]

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World Leaders Gather for Ghanaian President’s Funeral

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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World leaders are gathering in Ghana for the funeral of the late president John Atta Mills, who died suddenly on July 24. Mr. Mills was Ghana’s third democratically-elected president. Vice President John Dramani Mahama took the oath of office hours after Mr. Mills death. The smooth transition of power underscores Ghana’s roles as one of […]

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Father of Tongan Democracy is Laid to Rest

Posted March 27th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Daily life came to a halt Tuesday on the island nation of Tonga during funeral services for the late King George Tupou , who will be remembered less for his eccentricities than for the introduction of democratic rule. The king’s body was carried to the service atop a massive steel-reinforced bier, which was carried by […]

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Coptic Faithful Fill Cathedral for Pope Shenouda’s Funeral

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Egyptian Coptic Christians have joined a funeral mass in Cairo for their patriarch, Pope Shenouda the Third, who died of illness on Saturday at the age of 88. Mourners, many of them in tears, packed St. Mark’s Cathedral for the service, also attended by representatives of Egypt’s ruling military council and prominent political […]

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