Benin declares week-long national mourning in memory of Mandela

Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin President Yayi Boni has declared a week-long national mourning in the country following the death on Thursday night of former South African president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg aged 95.

The national flag of Benin will fly at half-mast in the whole country during the week and the population is invited to honour the memory of the deceased, according to an official communiqué on Friday.

The national mourning started at midnight on Friday and would end next Saturday.
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07 december 2013 10:33:33

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