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.
Latest update: 09/04/2013
Margaret Thatcher: the great reaper vs. the woman who saved Great Britain
FRENCH PAPERS, Tues. 09 /04/13: Controversial in life, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher continues to provoke mixed reactions after her death. French papers are divided over her legacy. Left-leaning Libération says "Thatcherism" is responsible for today’s economic woes. Right-leaning Figaro says France needs a leader like Thatcher.
Some articles from today’s French press review:
LE FIGARO: Margaret Thatcher, the woman who changed Great Britain
LIBERATION: Margaret Thatcher, the great reaper
LE PARISIEN: Political reactions to Thatcher’s death