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  • Where conflicts arise, hunger increases says FAO chief
    25 september 2018 10:28:56
    New York, US (PANA) - Without peace there will be no food security, and without food security there will be no peace. That was the message of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's Director-General José Graziano da Silva for Monday's Nelson Mandela Peace Summit as part of the UN General Assembly in New York. Full text...

  • President Barrow calls for preventive diplomacy at UN and AU levels
    25 september 2018 06:57:08
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has called on the United Nations, the African Union and other regional organizations to promote and invest in preventive diplomacy and participate actively in mediation efforts and conflict resolution. Full text...

  • At UN, countries pledge to be guided by Mandela’s legacy in working for a better world
    25 september 2018 06:41:09
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations General Assembly on Monday honoured Nelson Mandela with a pledge to build a just, peaceful and prosperous world and to revive the values for which the former South African President and anti-apartheid campaigner stood. Full text...

  • AfDB, South African Embassy in Cote d’Ivoire honour Nelson Mandela
    21 september 2018 13:38:03
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Institute (ECAD), a knowledge-promotion and capacity-development department of the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the Embassy of South Africa in Cote d’Ivoire have successfully hosted the Nelson Mandela Centenary Public Lecture, in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Full text...

  • AfDB, South African Embassy to celebrate Nelson Mandela Anniversary in Cote d’Ivoire
    01 august 2018 15:02:51
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the South African embassy in Cote d’Ivoire have finalized preparations for a joint lecture to honour Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. Full text...

  • Remembering Nelson Mandela at 100 (A feature by AfDB)
    19 july 2018 14:02:08
    Qunu, South Africa (PANA) - Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, fondly known as Madiba which in Xhosa means “Father of the Nation”, would have been 100 years old on Wednesday and in this feature story, the African Development Bank (AfDB) recalls the life, times and ideals of a great man and a global iconic figure. Full text...

  • Mandela, ‘true symbol of human greatness’, celebrated on centenary of his birth
    19 july 2018 06:47:44
    New York, US (PANA) - Paying tribute to the first democratically-elected President of South Africa and iconic civil rights leader, the United Nations on Wednesday celebrated Nelson Mandela’s legacy for humanity and reflected on the lessons he left behind. Full text...

  • 100th anniversary of Mandela's birth commemorated
    18 july 2018 16:27:06
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa, the African continent and the rest of the world on Wednesday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of global icon Nelson Mandela who became a global symbol of oppression before sweeping into power on a ticket of racial reconciliation. Full text...

  • UN marks 100 years since Mandela’s birth with a vow to continue struggle for equality
    17 july 2018 19:43:10
    New York, US (PANA) - Taking stock of his “vast” legacy for mankind, the United Nations will mark 100 years since the birth of the late anti-Apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela, on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Obama salutes Mandela in stirring speech
    17 july 2018 15:44:14
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Former United States President Barack Obama, on Tuesday saluted global icon Nelson Mandela in a stirring address to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth. Full text...

  • Legal battle mars Mandela anniversary celebrations
    16 july 2018 14:00:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Just days before the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth, the family of the former global statesman have launched a fresh legal battle over his estate. Full text...

  • Top musicians confirmed for Mandela concert
    09 july 2018 17:34:58
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – International advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, on Monday confirmed that musical giants Beyonce and Jay-Z will headline the first Global Citizen Festival to be held in Africa in December. Full text...

  • Robben Island rejects Mandela sleep-over reports
    05 july 2018 11:23:38
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The management of Robben Island, South Africa’s notorious aparthheid-era prison, has slammed media reports that former President Nelson Mandela's cell will be auctioned for a sleep over at the prison on what would have been his 100th birthday. Full text...

  • South African Central bank releases new "Mandela" banknotes
    13 june 2018 15:27:28
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on Wednesday released the designs of its commemorative banknotes and coins to mark the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s in July. Full text...

  • Band to celebrate Mandela's centenary
    29 may 2018 10:46:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Five-time Grammy-winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo will honour former world statesman Nelson Mandela with three concerts at the State Theatre in Pretoria this weekend. Full text...

  • South African President Ramaphosa donates half his salary for Mandela initiative
    23 may 2018 16:45:36
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday said he will donate half of his salary this year to a new fund which will be launched to mark the 100th anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela's birth. Full text...

  • Thousands bid farewell to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
    14 april 2018 12:33:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Thousands of mourners on Saturday joined President Cyril Ramaphosa, several other African heads of state and American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson at Soweto’s Orlando Stadium in bidding farewell to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who died last week at the age of 81. Full text...

  • AU pays tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
    02 april 2018 19:28:44
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Expressing “great shock and profound sadness” following the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, described her as “an icon of the liberation struggle against Apartheid”. Full text...

  • Ramaphosa visits Madikizela-Mandela's Soweto home
    02 april 2018 19:23:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday visited the Soweto home of liberation hero Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who died earlier in the day. Full text...

  • South Africa's Mother of the Nation dead at 81
    02 april 2018 18:47:30
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Tributes are flooding in for South Africa’s “Mother of the Nation” Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who died on Monday afternoon following a long illness. She was 81. Full text...

  • South Africa’s Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passes on
    02 april 2018 15:04:17
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, veteran of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) and ex-wife of former president Nelson Mandela, has died, it was confirmed here on Monday. Full text...

  • Massive lawsuit filed over Mandela photograph
    26 february 2018 08:57:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A South African photographer has filed one of the biggest copyright lawsuits in history, seeking US$179 million for the unauthorized use of his image of world statesman Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Zuma on the ropes as ANC marks Mandela's centenary
    11 february 2018 09:50:55
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Sunday officially launched the centennial celebrations which are being held in honour of former president Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Winnie Madikizela-Mandela loses claim to Mandela's home
    19 january 2018 13:56:50
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Friday lost her claim to former President Nelson Mandela's Qunu home where the world statesman was born and buried. Full text...

  • Opposition party lays charges over Mandela funeral scandal
    11 december 2017 11:11:11
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday laid charges against the Eastern Cape Provincial Government over the Nelson Mandela funeral graft scandal. Full text...

  • Preparations for Mandela's 100th birthday anniversary kick off
    06 december 2017 08:35:15
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Nelson Mandela Foundation has officially unveiled an exhibition in Johannesburg to mark Madiba’s 100th birthday next year. Full text...

  • Anniversary of Mandela's death marred by graft probe
    05 december 2017 09:51:39
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Tuesday’s fourth anniversary of the death of world statesman Nelson Mandela has been overshadowed by the release of a damning probe revealing evidence of massive inflation of prices, misappropriation of funds, poor planning by the government for his high-profile memorial and funeral services.Full text...

  • Graca Machel to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela in Heroes Marathon
    04 december 2017 09:37:55
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former president Nelson Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, has confirmed that she will participate in the Heroes Marathon in the Eastern Cape on Sunday. Full text...

  • Nelson Mandela Foundation targets apartheid-era flag
    06 november 2017 10:25:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Nelson Mandela Foundation on Monday called for a public debate to determine whether the old South African flag, which is viewed as a symbol of apartheid, should be banned. Full text...

  • Mandela's grand daughter reveals she was raped
    24 october 2017 12:26:16
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Less than a week after South Africa’s top football administrator was accused of rape, Nelson Mandela’s eldest grand daughter says she was also raped. Full text...

  • Mandela's new book to be published shortly
    18 october 2017 13:04:36
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The highly anticipated sequel to Nelson Mandela’s international best seller Long Walk To Freedom will be released on Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Zanu-PF refuses to be drawn into Mandela spat
    07 september 2017 10:05:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party refuses to be drawn into a scrap over comments made about global icon Nelson Mandela by President Robert Mugabe. Full text...

  • South Africa: Publisher withdraws tell-all Mandela book
    25 july 2017 09:35:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Leading publisher Penguin Random House has withdrawn a tell-all book about former President Nelson Mandela following a public outcry. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela's former doctor faces major backlash over tell-all book
    24 july 2017 10:59:27
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former President Nelson Mandela’s grandson‚ Nkosi Mandla Mandela‚ has joined the chorus of condemnation over a new book by South Africa’s former Surgeon-General Dr Vijay Ramlakan who has published a book providing sensitive and confidential medical information. Full text...

  • South Africa: Graca Machel threatens to sue Mandela's former doctor
    21 july 2017 11:39:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel on Friday threatened to sue his former doctor Vejay Ramlakan who this week released a tell-all book about the world statesman’s death in 2013.Full text...

  • US: UN marks Nelson Mandela International Day
    18 july 2017 18:35:12
    New York, US (PANA) – Late South African president Nelson Mandela continues to inspire the world through his example of courage and compassion, and his commitment to social justice and a culture of freedom and peace, according to UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa commemorates Mandela's 99th birthday
    18 july 2017 17:43:04
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel and British billionaire Sir Richard Branson on Tuesday led hundreds of people through the streets of Cape Town to commemorate what would have been the late president’s 99th birthday. Full text...

  • South Africa: New Nelson Mandela project in the pipeline
    18 april 2017 15:00:02
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The City of Cape Town on Tuesday launched a public participation process about a major proposal to commemorate the life and work of former South African President Nelson Mandela with a statue and exhibition at City Hall. Full text...

  • South Africa: Court hears of Mandela assassination attempt
    14 march 2017 13:39:54
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Western Cape High Court in South Africa has heard dramatic testimony about an alleged plot by the police to assassinate former President Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • South Africa: Preparations underway for Mandela's 100th birthday programme
    13 february 2017 14:47:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Nelson Mandela Foundation on Monday launched the Nelson Mandela Centenary programme to mark his 100th birthday which will be marked on 18 July, 2018. Full text...

  • South Africa: New Mandela statue planned for Cape Town
    25 january 2017 13:34:18
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Western Cape government has set aside US$ 120,000 to erect a statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Cape Town City Hall where he made his historic address to the world hours after being released from prison. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa marks third anniversary of Mandela's death
    05 december 2016 11:46:42
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa on Monday marked the third anniversary of the death of world statesman Nelson Mandela who played a pivotal road in ending Apartheid. The country’s first democratically-elected President died in 2013 at the age of 95 at his Johannesburg home. Full text...

  • South Africa: Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital launched in Johannesburg
    02 december 2016 13:48:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The dream of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, became a reality on Friday with the opening of a magnificent children’s hospital in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • South Africa: Replica of Mandela's cell to tour South Africa
    28 september 2016 08:31:54
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A replica of Nelson Mandela’s infamous Robben Island cell will travel to schools around South Africa to enable youths to see and experience the harrowing conditions the world statesman endured in jail. Full text...

  • South Africa: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela turns 80
    26 september 2016 10:46:25
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela turned 80 on Monday with President Jacob Zuma saluting her. Full text...

  • South Africa: Mandela's grandson moves to restrict use of world statesman's name
    04 september 2016 16:33:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Nelson Mandela’s grandson has objected to the “Mandelalisation” of the world statesman’s name. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials, Stevie Wonder urge global community to imbibe Madela's virtues
    18 july 2016 20:01:49
    New York, US (PANA) - As the world marks Nelson Mandela International Day, UN officials and UN Peace Ambassador Stevie Wonder on Monday in New York paid tribute to the South African activist and peacemaker's tireless efforts to end intolerance and injustice, calling on the international community to follow his guiding example in efforts to build a better world for all. Full text...

  • South Africa: Global giants salute Nelson Mandela
    18 july 2016 17:33:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday saluted world statesman Nelson Mandela whose birthday is commemorated around the world on 18 July. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials, workers, Stevie Wonder to celebrate Mandela Day on 18 July
    15 july 2016 15:28:07
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN General Assembly will mark Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July, with an informal meeting at UN headquarters in New York, which will feature remarks by the President of the General Assembly, UN Deputy Secretary-General, the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UN, and UN Messenger of Peace, Stevie Wonder. Full text...

  • South Africa: War of words over Mandela’s voice
    05 july 2016 18:45:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A war of words has broken out between South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) and the family of former President Nelson Mandela who have objected to the party using his voice in an election advertisement. Full text...

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