We round up some of the news making headlines on 13 December.
India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexuality, dealing a blow to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India’s deeply conservative society.
The “fake” sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial has blamed schizophrenia for his misinterpreting of the speeches.
Jacob “Baby Jake” Matlala will always be remembered for his humility, Peter Ngatane said at the boxing legend’s memorial service in Nasrec, Johannesburg, on Wednesday.
We look at the stories making headlines on 11 December 2013.
The body of former president Nelson Mandela arrived at the Union Buildings in Pretoria shortly before 8am on Wednesday, after a procession from One Military Hospital.
US President Barack Obama’s tribute to Nelson Mandela moved many who braved the cold wet weather to attend the memorial. Here is the full transcript:
Thousands of South Africans endured the cold weather to pay tribute to former president Nelson Mandela, but the country was left red-faced after the crowd’s unruly behavior.
In a cringe-worthy moment for dignitaries and world leaders gathered for the memorial of Nelson Mandela, President Jacob Zuma was booed as he arrived at the FNB stadium.
Sombre but clearly heartbroken, Graça Machel presented a quiet face of grief when she arrived at the FNB stadium ahead of former president Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.
We look at the stories making headlines on 10 December 2013.
The rich sounds of ululating and lively struggle songs filled buses and trains as mourners made their way to the FNB stadium, south of Johannesburg.
Boxing fans will never forget how Jacob “Baby Jake” Matlala jumped from the ring to give his WBU junior flyweight belt to former president Nelson Mandela when he beat Juan Herrera in 2002.
Doctors attending to former president Nelson Mandela in his final hours warned the family he was slipping away, Makaziwe Mandela told BBC World News in an interview on Monday.