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  • 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...

  • Sports takes backseat to Mandela’s burial
    11 december 2013 09:57:31
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has postponed all football fixtures at all levels across the country this weekend because countless venues around the country will be hosting prayer services honouring Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Mandela’s body lying in state
    11 december 2013 07:27:36
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - A day after Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in Soweto, the international spotlight has now shifted to Pretoria where the remains of South Africa's anti-Apartheid hero and global icon will lie in state for three days at the Union Buildings, the official seat of government. Full text...

  • UN chief says Mandela’s life inspiration for entire world
    10 december 2013 17:55:53
    New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, telling the tens of thousands gathered at the memorial service held in Johannesburg that the life and legacy of the former South African president were an inspiration not only for his country but for the world. Full text...

  • Nigerian Senate honours Mandela, devotes Tuesday's session in his memory
    10 december 2013 15:32:03
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Senate devoted Tuesday's session to celebrating the life of late South African President, Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Jonathan says Mandela's life was symbol of unity, peace
    10 december 2013 15:23:38
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, Tuesday said his government's declaration of a three-day national mourning and hosting a memorial service for the departed Nelson Mandela followed its determination to share in the celebration of an icon of unity. Full text...

  • Obama salutes fallen friend, Nelson Mandela
    10 december 2013 12:29:18
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – US President Barack Obama Tuesday paid a glowing tribute to global icon, Nelson Mandela, saying it is an honour to be with South Africa “to celebrate a life like no other”. Full text...

  • Mourners defy heavy rain as Zuma is jeered at Mandela’s memorial service
    10 december 2013 12:21:00
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Despite steady rain, thousands of mourners converged at Soweto’s famnous FNB Stadium Tuesday to pay tribute to world statesman, Nelson Mandela, a PANA Correspondent reported from here. Full text...

  • South Africa gears up for funeral of the century
    10 december 2013 07:43:37
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa is gearing for the biggest moment since Nelson Mandela, under the full glare of the international spotlight, in 1994 took the oath of office at the Union Buildings to become the first democratically-elected President and a moral beacon for all mankind. Full text...

  • Tanzanian President Kikwete in South Africa for Mandela memorial
    10 december 2013 07:38:04
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, early Tuesday to join world leaders at a memorial for Nelson Mandela, the iconic African statesman who died 5 Dec. aged 95. Full text...

  • Mauritanian president to attend Madiba's funeral
    09 december 2013 20:08:15
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will attend the funeral of the late former President of Nigeria Nelson, official sources said on Monday. Full text...

  • French President to attend Mandela’s memorial service
    09 december 2013 19:20:09
    Paris, France (PANA) – French President François Hollande is expected Tuesday in Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, PANA has learnt from official sources here. Full text...

  • Botswana’s President to attend Mandela’s funeral
    09 december 2013 19:16:04
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President Ian Khama will Tuesday join other heads of state and government and international dignitaries at the memorial service for the late former South African president, Nelson Mandela, in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • AfDB president pays tribute to Mandela
    09 december 2013 18:21:29
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, Monday paid tribute to former South African President, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday at the age of 95. Full text...

  • Ivorian leader to attend Mandela's funeral
    09 december 2013 14:05:35
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The president of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, is scheduled to attend the funeral of the former South African president, Nelson Mandela, who died last Thursday at the age of 95, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • Niger President to attend Mandela’s funeral
    09 december 2013 13:33:38
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou left Niamey Monday for South Africa where he will attend the funeral programme of former South African President Nelson Mandela, according to the Niger Press Agency. Full text...

  • Malawi President opens condolence register for Mandela
    09 december 2013 12:27:28
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Joyce Banda Monday led Malawians in signing a condolence book for the fallen South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela at the South African embassy in the capital, Lilongwe, where she made a personal reflection on Mandela's impact on her life. Full text...

  • Mandela: Tight security in SA ahead of funeral rites
    09 december 2013 12:17:22
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - South African authorities are working around the clock to ensure the safety of more than 50 world leaders, royalty, and hundreds of thousands of mourners who are expected to attend this week's funeral programme for Nelson Mandela, who passed away last Thursday at the age of 95. Full text...

  • Zambia declares 7-day mourning for Mandela
    09 december 2013 12:07:47
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambian President Michael Sata has declared a seven-day national mourning in honour of the late global icon Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Celebrities, world leaders use social media to salute Mandela
    09 december 2013 08:03:43
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Celebrities and world leaders are using social media platforms Twitter and Facebook to honour late South African President Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Dozens of world leaders to attend Mandela’s funeral
    08 december 2013 20:09:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – One week before the funeral of global icon Nelson Mandela, heads of state and royalty have begun arriving in South Africa. Full text...

  • AU Commission extols Mandela’s virtues
    08 december 2013 13:08:11
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union Commission (AUC) has paid tribute to the heritage of former South African president Nelson Mandela, particularly his struggle for democracy, freedom and equality throughout the continent. Full text...

  • ECOWAS mourns Mandela
    08 december 2013 12:12:10
    Abujka, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has paid tribute to the late former South African president Nelson Mandela describing him as "a rare legend". Full text...

  • South Africans participate in 'Day of Prayer and Reflection' for Mandela
    08 december 2013 05:38:15
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - South Africans are on Sunday participating in a Day of Prayer and Reflection for late former President and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela as the week-long official funeral programme leading to his burial on 14 December begins. Full text...

  • NEPAD Business Foundation pays tribute to Mandela
    07 december 2013 20:40:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The South Africa-based New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Business Foundation has paid tribute to the late ex-South African President Nelson Mandela describing him as a man with sterling qualities.Full text...

  • Malians pay glowing tribute to Mandela
    07 december 2013 18:28:14
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita has declared three days of national mourning starting from Friday in memory of the former South African president Nelson Mandela who passed away on Thursday. Full text...

  • Mandela’s remains being prepared for state funeral
    07 december 2013 15:52:46
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – The remains of global icon Nelson Mandela are being prepared to lie in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria next week. Full text...

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