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  • South Africa: Troubled South Africa reflects on Mandela's legacy (Feature by Craig Urquhart, PANA correspondent)
    06 december 2014 07:34:13
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A year has passed since the death of prisoner-turned-world-statesman Nelson Mandela and South Africa is still trying to come to terms with its loss.Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa marks first anniversary of Mandela's death
    05 december 2014 12:12:58
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Millions of South Africans on Friday marked the first anniversary of the death of world statesman, Nelson Mandela, with an outpouring of public support, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • South Africa: Events to mark anniversary of Mandela's death underway
    11 november 2014 19:05:25
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – As the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death approaches, a number of initiatives are being planned to commemorate the anti-Apartheid struggle hero. Full text...

  • South Africa: Twist in Madikizela-Mandela's challenge against Mandela's estate
    15 october 2014 08:20:18
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - In a dramatic development in Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s legal challenge against the estate of Nelson Mandela, her defence is claiming that her divorce from the former world statesman was fraudulently obtained. Full text...

  • South Africa: Eight months after his death, Mandela remains front page news (News Analysis by Craig Urquhart, PANA Correspondent)
    10 august 2014 12:16:44
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Eight months have passed since the death of former world statesman Nelson Mandela, but he remains front-page news in South Africa and many other countries. Full text...

  • US: Obama renames fellowship after Mandela
    28 july 2014 17:15:54
    New York, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama on Monday in Washington DC, US, renamed the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) as the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Full text...

  • UN: UN pledges acts of kindness and goodwill to mark Mandela's Day
    18 july 2014 18:34:50
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN pledged on Friday to promote "desperately needed" acts of kindness and goodwill and uplift poor and underdeveloped communities worldwide. Full text...

  • South Africa: Millions mark Nelson Mandela Day
    18 july 2014 15:13:58
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Millions of people around the world on Friday marked the Nelson Mandela Day, according to a PANA report here. Full text...

  • South Africa: New Mandela book "flying off" the shelves (News Analysis by Craig Urquhart, PANA Correspondent, Cape Town)
    21 june 2014 09:54:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Apart from Nelson Mandela’s internationally-acclaimed best-seller, the “Long Walk To Freedom”, released a few years ago which set the literary world "alight", a new book on Mandela this week from his former secretary Zelda la Grange is "flying off the shelves". Full text...

  • South Africa: New book lifts lid on Mandela family feuds
    15 june 2014 09:50:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – An extraordinary new book about Nelson Mandela has lifted the lid on deep family rifts as the global statesman lay on his deathbed last year. Full text...

  • UN: General Assembly establishes prize in honour of Mandela
    06 june 2014 19:53:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN General Assembly on Friday established the "United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize" as a tribute to the achievements and contributions of the late South African leader, who inspired not only his own country but the rest of the world. Full text...

  • South Africa: Lack of funds shuts down Mandela opera
    28 may 2014 09:32:27
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A spectacular opera telling the life story of the late world statesman Nelson Mandela has drawn the curtain after just three performances because of a lack of funds, PANA reported Wednesday.Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela’s legacy alive and well (News feature by Craig Urquart, PANA Correspondent)
    25 may 2014 08:20:40
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Six months have passed since South Africa and the rest of the world mourned Nelson Mandela, but the prisoner-turned world statesman remains firmly in the spotlight, thanks to the numerous initiatives that continue to highlight his legacy. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela Opera launches in South Africa
    21 may 2014 13:56:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Six months after the death of former President Nelson Mandela, South Africans have an opportunity to celebrate his life. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela bust unveiled in Parliament
    28 april 2014 14:07:34
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma on Monday hailed the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s democratic elections and unveiled the bust of global icon, Nelson Mandela, in Parliament, in Cape Town. Full text...

  • South Africa: 50th anniversary of Mandela's famous speech
    19 april 2014 08:18:37
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of what has become one of the famous speeches of all time. Full text...

  • South Africa: New Mandela book chronicles extraordinary friendship
    09 april 2014 08:49:24
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa’s Penguin publishing firm has confirmed that it will be publishing a book, “Good Morning Mr Mandela”, which chronicles how a young woman had her life and everything she once believed in transformed by South Africa's greatest leader. Full text...

  • Morocco: Music festival to honour Mandela
    12 february 2014 09:15:58
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The 20th Fes festival of music, to be held 13 - 21 June in Morocco's spiritual city of Fes, will pay tribute to global icon Nelson Mandela, who passed away last year aged 95, the organisers have announced. Full text...

  • South Africa: Graca Machel gets 90 days to decide on Mandela's will
    04 february 2014 11:40:00
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel has been granted 90 days to decide whether she will waive her right to half of his estate, following the release of the global icon’s will on Monday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela's estate worth US$4.6m
    03 february 2014 12:37:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The provisional assessment of former South African President Nelson Mandela's estate has put its worth at about US$4.6 million, according to Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. Full text...

  • South Africa: 'Rabbit' to be removed from ear of Mandela statue
    22 january 2014 08:57:44
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A rabbit sculpture inserted in one of the ears of the Nelson Mandela statue, which was unveiled a day after his burial 15 Dec. 2013, is to be removed as it was not authorised, the government said. Full text...

  • South Africa: US$3,000 Mandela book to be published
    20 january 2014 08:29:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Following the recent death of global icon Nelson Mandela, UK publishing brand Opus, in association with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, has announced the publication of an enormous book that chronicles his life and times. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela remains in the spotlight
    05 january 2014 07:31:39
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – One month after the death of the former South African President Nelson Mandela, the global icon remains firmly in the international spotlight. Full text...

  • Nigerian paper names Mandela 'Man of the Year 2013'
    01 january 2014 09:16:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - One of Nigeria's foremost newspapers, The Guardian, Wednesday named the late South African President and global icon Nelson Mandela its Man of the Year 2013. Full text...

  • Historic Mandela trial tapes to be restored
    23 december 2013 08:58:33
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - France's National Audio-visual Institute (INA) has confirmed that it plans to restore and digitise the recordings of the historic Rivonia Trial that saw Nelson Mandela and many other liberation heroes sentenced to life in jail. Full text...

  • Four-storey sculpture commemorates Mandela
    18 december 2013 14:07:58
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A day after the world’s largest statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, a striking four-storey sculpture has been completed at the Eastern Cape's newest rural school to commemorate Mandela's commitment to education. Full text...

  • Malawi State House compares Banda's Madiba funeral speech with Obama
    17 december 2013 21:13:03
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Kamuzu Palace, the official home of Malawi president Joyce Banda, says, according to twitter analytics tool, Tweetreach, tweets which contained the hashtag #joycebanda alone gained over 1,649,702 impressions or opportunities to see during Banda's speech at former South African president Nelson Mandela’s state funeral on Saturday in Qunu. Full text...

  • South African detainees pay tribute to Mandela
    17 december 2013 18:55:50
    Beau-Bassin, Mauritius (PANA) – About 20 South African detainees presently serving their sentences in Mauritius, together with some Mauritians, on Monday night paid tribute to the memory of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the Central Prison, Beau Bassin, 10 km south of the capital. Full text...

  • Massive Mandela statue unveiled in South Africa
    16 december 2013 14:46:29
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A day after the burial of Nelson Mandela, South Africans observed the annual Day of Reconciliation without the man who made it all possible. Full text...

  • Soweto salutes Nelson Mandela
    15 december 2013 12:23:37
    Qunu, South Africa (PANA) – While the international spotlight was firmly on the funeral of former South African president Nelson Mandela in the foothills of Qunu, where he was raised nearly a century ago, the event was also commemorated in Soweto where he once lived and where the 1976 uprising launched the revolution which eventually toppled the apartheid regime. Full text...

  • Mandela laid to eternal rest
    15 december 2013 12:20:20
    Qunu, South Africa (PANA) - The body of former South African President Nelson Mandela has been laid to rest in his hilly small village of Qunu, capping a long goodbye to a man hugely venerated by his compatriots and the entire world for ending apartheid and uniting his fractious nation. Full text...

  • Emotional scenes as Mandela is buried
    15 december 2013 11:05:47
    Qunu, South Africa (PANA) – The coffin bearing the remains of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela was lowered into the ground in Qunu on Sunday afternoon following a moving funeral and an emotional final prayer ceremony. Full text...

  • Mandela laid to rest
    15 december 2013 10:58:36
    Qunu, South Africa (PANA) - The body of former South African President Nelson Mandela was laid to rest on Sunday in his ancestral home in Qunu, Eastern Cape. Full text...

  • Kikwete credits Mandela for strong South Africa-Tanzania relations
    15 december 2013 10:49:30
    Qunu, South Africa (PANA) – Tanzanians and South Africans need to stay dedicated to the ideals of the founding fathers of their nations who built a strong foundation of relations between the two countries, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete said Sunday at the funeral of South Africa’s first democratically elected President Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Zuma salutes Mandela
    15 december 2013 09:44:57
    Qunu, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Sunday saluted his old struggle comrade Nelson Mandela, saying he has left a lasting legacy for the world. Full text...

  • How Madiba influenced the arts
    15 december 2013 09:09:08
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - There could hardly be any other contemporary icon from the arts to politics that every author, sculptor, film producer or musician wants to do something about than Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who died aged 95 on 5 Dec. in the leafy Houghton suburb of Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Kathrada recalls his last moments with Mandela
    15 december 2013 08:32:32
    Qunu, South Africa (PANA) - In an emotional tribute to global icon Nelson Mandela, his long-time friend and fellow prisoner Ahmed Kathrada on Sunday said he had lost a brother and a mentor. Full text...

  • Mandela’s journey draws to a close
    15 december 2013 07:19:29
    Qunu, South Africa (PANA) - An estimated 5,000 mourners and a global television audience of hundreds of millions are watching former South African president Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey draw to a close on Sunday. Full text...

  • State funeral for Mandela under way
    15 december 2013 06:48:06
    Qunu, South Africa (PANA) - A state funeral is under way on Sunday for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, his ancestral home in the Eastern Cape.Full text...

  • AfDB pays tribute to Nelson Mandela
    14 december 2013 17:06:18
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The chairman of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, has described Nelson Mandela as a gift for humanity, a dominating personality for Africa and the whole world, who will remain one of the greatest figures of humanity. Full text...

  • South African presidency denies snubbing Tutu over Mandela funeral
    14 december 2013 16:59:12
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Office of the South African Presidency has launched a damage control offensive, following reports on Saturday that Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu had cancelled his flight to the Eastern Cape to attend former President Nelson Mandela's funeral on Sunday because he had not been invited. Full text...

  • Tutu “snubbed” over Mandela funeral
    14 december 2013 09:40:27
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the most famous South African after Nelson Mandela, appears to have been excluded from Mandela's funeral on Sunday, amid growing speculation that it is a politically motivated snub. Full text...

  • Mandela’s journey draws to a close
    14 december 2013 09:12:14
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – The hearse carrying the body of world statesman Nelson Mandela arrived at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria early Saturday morning enroute to Qunu for Sunday’s burial, a PANA Correspondent reported. Full text...

  • Mauritius declares 15 Dec, day of mourning for Mandela
    13 december 2013 16:49:12
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian government Friday announced that 15 December, 2013, the day the former South African president, Nelson Mandela, will buried, will be declared a day of mourning in the island. Full text...

  • Tension high as Mandela’s wake draws to a close
    13 december 2013 13:06:23
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - Tension is running high in Pretoria on Friday afternoon as the public wake for former South Africa President Nelson Mandela draws to a close and thousands of people remain on the queue to get a final glimpse of the global icon. Full text...

  • Malawian, Tanzanian Presidents for Mandela’s funeral Sunday
    13 december 2013 12:32:37
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The State Funeral of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela, scheduled for Sunday in Qunu, Eastern Cape, is expected to be attended by several Heads of State and Government, including Malawian President Joyce Banda, President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn. Full text...

  • Editor of major SA newspaper fired over Mandela coverage
    13 december 2013 11:05:34
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A newspaper Editor in South Africa has been fired for failing to professionally cover the 5 Dec. death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, according to the Independent News and Media SA (INMSA), South Africa’s biggest newspaper group. Full text...

  • 50,000 celebrate Mandela at Cape Town concert
    12 december 2013 07:15:20
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - An estimated 50,000 spectators Wednesday night attended Cape Town’s official memorial event for fallen icon Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Nigerian executive council devotes weekly session to Mandela
    11 december 2013 17:30:39
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Federal Executive Council (FEC), at its weekly meeting Wednesday, devoted the bulk of the session, paying tributes to the late first black President of South Africa and anti-apartheid icon, Dr. Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Kagame for Mandela's burial in South Africa
    11 december 2013 16:43:46
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan president Paul Kagame is among a group of African leaders who will attend Sunday's state funeral of the former South African president Nelson Mandela,Full text...

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