A state funeral for former South African president Nelson Mandela will be held on December 15, President Jacob Zuma has announced in a televised address. The anti-apartheid hero will be buried in his ancestral home of Qunu in the country’s Eastern Cape.
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The World This Week - 25 January
Beyond the principle of sending women into combat, there’s the practical reality. Craig Copetas says the ones he’s met at the front are fierce! Also, France calls for backup in Mali, the surprise story of Israel’s general election, and David Cameron lights the EU referendum fuse.
- Craig Copetas. Correspondent-at-large, Quartz/The Atlantic Group;
- Vivienne Walt. Contributor, Time Magazine;
- Gregory Viscusi. Journalist, Bloomberg News;
- Angela Diffley. Journalist, Radio France International.
Produced by Anelise Borges, François Picard, Catherine Clifford, Paul Maakad.