Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe will be given a state funeral on Saturday with a dozen African leaders expected to pay tribute to a man lauded as a colonial-era liberation hero.
Somare died on Feb.26, aged 84, just weeks after he was diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer. He served as leader four times and was the country’s first prime minister after Papua New Guinea (PNG) gained independence from Australia in 1975.
Prince Philip died aged 99 last week and his funeral will be held at Windsor Castle on Saturday. Traditionally at such formal occasions, members of the royal family wear military uniforms, often reflecting honorary titles they hold.
Lieutenant general Ahmed Gaed Salah died suddenly of a heart attack on Monday aged 79, having determined the secretive state's response to mass protests throughout this year calling for a wholesale change of the ruling elite.
Horses drew Mubarak's coffin draped in the Egyptian flag at a mosque complex, followed by a procession led by President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, Egypt's top military brass, Mubarak's sons Alaa and Gamal and other Egyptian and Arab dignitaries.
UAE Rulers offer condolences to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on the death of Hosni Mubarak.
The screen persona of Dilip Kumar, who passed away on Wednesday in a Mumbai hospital at the age of 98, symbolised the hope and idealism of independent India’s Nehru era like little else in Hindi cinema did.
If death had had the luxury of breaks, it would have definitely taken one on Wednesday. The king is dead. And he did commit a wrong. He left a slot empty forever. The great Indian actor, Dilip Kumar, passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday morning.
The Queen, 94, seen for the first time since his death, was dressed in mourning black, with a white-trimmed, black face mask. Close family, also masked, sat socially distanced in the historic 15th-century Gothic chapel.
“There was a little bit of cockiness about him, this young, fresh face with the peroxide blond hair and the stud earring and the rest of it that went with it. Instantly there was something there," said Allan Border, Warne's first Australia captain.