Three ex-PMs to join Cameron at Mandela memorial

Three previous Prime Ministers - Sir John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown - are to join current PM David Cameron at the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela in South Africa tomorrow, Downing Street said.

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US flags at half mast in Nelson Mandela's memory

Across the United States flags were at half mast, and a minute's silence was held at the New York stock exchange in Mandela's memory. But he was not always thought of so warmly.

As ITV's International Editor Bill Neely reports many US politicians who spent years siding with his apartheid oppressors were staying quiet:


Paris lights up in memory of Nelson Mandela

The face of late South African president Nelson Mandela has been projected on the facade of Paris City Hall as France mourns his passing.

The face of Nelson Mandela is projected on the facade of Paris City Hall. Credit: REUTERS/Charles Platiau
The French flag flies at at half mast in the courtyard of the Elysee Palace in Paris. Credit: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

US pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

The US has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, with flags flying at half mast over government buildings and traders on the New York Stock Exchange observing a minute's silence in his honour.

The US flag flies at half mast over the White House . Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
Traders observe a moment of silence at the New York Stock Exchange. Credit: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
A woman wipes away a tear as she looks at a memorial outside the South African Consulate in New York. Credit: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson


Obama will go to South Africa for Mandela memorial

President Barack Obama will go to South Africa next week to take part in memorial events for Nelson Mandela, the White House has announced.

President Barack Obama will go to South Africa to attend memorial events for Nelson Mandela. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Theiler

"President Obama and the First Lady will go to South Africa next week to pay their respects to the memory of Nelson Mandela and to participate in memorial events", White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.

World pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Flags are being flown at half mast at buildings across the world as a mark of respect at passing of Nelson Mandela.

The United Nations flags fly at half mast across the street from the South African embassy in Brussels. Credit: SISKA GREMMELPREZ/Belga/Press Association Images
A picture of Nelson Mandela hangs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris. Credit: Mousse/ABACA/Press Association Images
Flags are flown at half mast at in Government Buildings in Dublin. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Flags fly at half mast outside Nelson Mandela Museum

The flags are flying at half mast and visitors are leaving tributes at the Nelson Mandela Museum in the former South African president's hometown of Qunu.

Flags fly at half mast at the Nelson Mandela Museum his hometown of Qunu. Credit: ITV News/Ed Saunt
People have been leaving tributes in honour of Nelson Mandela outside the museum. Credit: ITV News/Ed Saunt
Visitors at the Nelson Mandela Museum left messages on a banner outside. Credit: ITV News/Ed Saunt
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