6 Sep 2022
Mikhail Gorbachev, one of the most influential political figures of the 20th century, was laid to rest in a relatively low-key ceremony and without the presence of the current Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
1 Jul 2022
The remains of Congolese icon Patrice Lumumba, the country's first prime minister, are laid to rest in Kinshasa. Belgium returned a tooth belonging to the murdered independence hero earlier this month. Also, African ministers of education were in Paris on Thursday for a UNESCO summit on tackling the devastating effect that the pandemic has had on education.
25 Oct 2021
Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop, a rising star in Kenya's athletics scene, was buried on Saturday (October 23) at a funeral attended by more than 1,000 people. Tirop was found stabbed to death in her home in the Rift Valley town of Iten on October 13, in an incident that has shone the spotlight on violence against women in Kenya. Her funeral was held on the day she would have turned 26, the Vicar presiding over her funeral service noted.
6 Mar 2021
Afghan media worker Sadia Sadat is buried in Jalalabad after three women working at a TV station were gunned down in two separate attacks Tuesday, in the latest brazen targeted killing in the war-torn country. The 18-year-old had been working for the TV station for one year to help earn extra money to support her family, according to a cousin.
9 Aug 2020
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Monday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Monday.
2 May 2020
The chief of staff to the Nigerian president, Abba Kyari passed away a few weeks ago from Covid-19 complications and buried in Abuja in controversial circumstances. Here are a few lessons to learn from his funeral.