Africa Remembers Nelson Mandela

Tributes are pouring in for former South African president, Nelson Mandela - the stateman described as an African political icon. More: Nelson Mandela: His Life and Times

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  • Africa:  Africa Is Bereaved (press release)

    African Union, 6 December 2013

    Madiba Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Pan African hero, Former South African President is no more. read more »

  • South Africa:  Nigeria Declares Days of Mourning for Mandela

    CAJ News Agency, 6 December 2013

    President Goodluck Jonathan has declared three days of national mourning following the death of the Dr Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically-elected President. read more »

  • South Africa:  President Banda Joins World in Mourning Mandela

    Malawi News Agency, 6 December 2013

    President Dr. Joyce Banda has described the passing on of former South African President Nelson Mandela as loss to South Africa and the whole world. read more »

  • Angola:  Angola President Regrets Nelson Mandela's Death

    Angola Press Agency, 6 December 2013

    The Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, expressed on Friday his deepest grief for the death of the former South African President Nelson Mandela. read more »

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  • Kenya:  Kenyatta, Arap Moi Pay Tribute to Mandela

    CAJ News Agency, 6 December 2013

    Local political leaders joined their counterparts from around the world in paying their tributes to Nelson Mandela, the former South African President who has passed on. read more »

  • South Africa:  Late Mandela's Spirit Lives On - Jonathan

    Leadership, 6 December 2013

    President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday night said he was immensely saddened by the death of freedom fighter and former South African President, Nelson Mandela, saying his spirit ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Mandela Inspires 'Fight to the Finish' (analysis)

    Voice of America, 5 December 2013

    "The townships here were literally erupting in violence, especially in the 1980s," says Mkhuseli Jack, recalling his time as a firebrand anti-apartheid activist in Port Elizabeth ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  At Last, Madiba Goes Home

    Leadership, 6 December 2013

    Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95, the Agence France ... read more »

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Mandela burning his pass book as a sign of protesting against the law