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  • UN honours Nelson Mandela as champion of peace, reconciliation
    07 december 2013 14:28:49
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN family on Friday mourned the loss and celebrated the enduring legacy of Nelson Mandela, the former South African leader and peace advocate, who passed away on Thursday aged 95.Full text...

  • Libyans urged to learn from Mandela's tolerance, reconciliation
    07 december 2013 12:13:36
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan government has urged its citizens to take a cue from the tolerance values and national reconciliation taught by Nelson Mandela, the former South African president, who died on Thursday night in Johannesburg.Full text...

  • Niger observes three days of national mourning in memory of Mandela
    07 december 2013 10:48:35
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The Niger government has declared three days of national mourning in memory of the former South African president Nelson Mandela who died Thursday night at age 95 in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Mauritians march in memory of Nelson Mandela
    07 december 2013 10:42:09
    La Tour Koenig, Mauritius (PANA) – About 100 Mauritians marched with lighted candles on Friday night from the stadium at Cite Vallijee, that bears the name of Nelson Mandela, to the Nelson Mandela Centre for African and Creole Culture at La Tour Koenig, four km from the capital, Port-Louis, in memory of the former South African president who died on Thursday night. Full text...

  • Benin declares week-long national mourning in memory of Mandela
    07 december 2013 10:33:33
    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.Full text...

  • Mandela: Unlikely friendship that changed a young typist’s life (News Feature by Craig Urquart, PANA Correspondent)
    07 december 2013 07:44:39
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Nelson Mandela's death on Thursday, apart from sending ripples across the world, has also called to mind the many achievements of the anti-apartheid lead campaigner, including the unlikely friendship that changed the heart of a pro-apartheid lady. Full text...

  • SA national women's U-20 football team honours Mandela
    07 december 2013 07:26:05
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – The South African Under-20 Women's National team (Basetsana) will dedicate Saturday's second-round, first-leg FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup qualifier against Tanzania in Dar es Salaam to the memory of Nelson Mandela, according to Basetsana head coach, Sheryl Botes. Full text...

  • Mandela: South Africans get ready for “funeral of the century”
    07 december 2013 07:19:12
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – As South Africa continues to absorb the shock of the death of world statesman Nelson Mandela, plans are well underway for what one government official has termed “the funeral of the century”. Full text...

  • South Africans continue to pray, sing, dance to celebrate Mandela
    07 december 2013 06:37:34
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - South Africans are on Saturday continuing to celebrate the life of anti-apartheid stalwart and icon, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday night. Full text...

  • Ghana mourns Mandela, flags to fly at half mast until funeral
    06 december 2013 21:56:09
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has directed that all flags in the country should fly at half mast as a mark of respect and in honour of the former South African President, Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday night. Full text...

  • 'Nelson Mandela was Africa’s Mahatma Gandhi' - Mauritian Prime Minister
    06 december 2013 18:15:52
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam says his country is mourning a friend, in the person of former South African president Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday night in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • UN Alliance of Civlizations mourns Mandela's passing
    06 december 2013 17:59:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, the UN High-Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, on Friday in New York said the Alliance was deeply saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa.Full text...

  • Senegal declares three-day national mourning for Mandela
    06 december 2013 17:07:20
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Senegalese government has declared three days of national mourning to honor the memory of Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday night aged 95. Full text...

  • US media pay tribute to Mandela
    06 december 2013 16:57:03
    New York, US (PANA) - Prominent US newspapers and electronic media were awash on Friday with tributes, special reports, editorials, opinion pages and pictorial pull-outs on former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday in Johannesburg.Full text...

  • Malawi mourns death of Mandela, a world legend
    06 december 2013 16:50:01
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi president Joyce Banda as described former South African president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who died on Thursday at his home in Johannesburg, aged 95, as "an inspiration to Africa and the world". Full text...

  • Global farmers' body salutes Madiba
    06 december 2013 16:03:25
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The global farmers' body, World Farmers' Organisation (WFO), on Friday paid tribute to the late South African President, Nelson Mandela describing him as "a just man, a visionary, a good man, simple, one of us”. Full text...

  • Senegalese dailies honour departed Nelson Mandela
    06 december 2013 15:58:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Senegalese dailies devoted their first pages and pictures to the memory of the former South African leader, Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday night. Full text...

  • UNFPA Executive Director mourns mandela
    06 december 2013 15:52:50
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Executive Director of the UN Population Fund, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehinon, has expressed deep sadness at the death of former South African President and anti-apartheid stalwart, Nelson Mandela, saying the world has lost a true statesman, a leader and a pragmatic visionary. Full text...

  • The Elders Forum mourns founder Nelson Mandela
    06 december 2013 15:41:34
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Elders Forum, a group of world veteran politicians and prominent socio-religious veterans founded by Nelson Mandela on his 89th birthday, 18 July 2007, said Friday that it was "deeply saddened" by the death of their mentor.Full text...

  • Gambian opposition leader pays tribute to Mandela
    06 december 2013 15:36:57
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The leader of Gambia’s opposition People's Progressive Party has described the late former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, as not only the leader of South Africa, but a leader of Africa and the world. Full text...

  • FAO lauds Mandela as defender of right to food
    06 december 2013 15:27:55
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, José Graziano da Silva, has said the world has lost one of the its passionate defenders of the right to food following the death of Nelson Mandela, former South Africa president on Thursday night. Full text...

  • Mandela: ICC pays tribute to Mandela
    06 december 2013 15:20:42
    New York US (PANA) - The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday sent its condolences to the people of South Africa, the African continent, as well as the international community on the passing of Nelson Mandela, former President of the Republic of South Africa. Full text...

  • Sudanese President mourns Mandela
    06 december 2013 15:11:48
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - President Omar Al Bashir has expressed sadness at the death of former south Africa President Nelson Mandela and sent his condolences to his family, the people and government of South Africa. Full text...

  • Nigerian Senate mourns Mandela, says his legacies will outlive generations
    06 december 2013 15:11:35
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The President of the Nigerian Senate, David Mark, on Friday said the legacies left by late South African President, Nelson Mandela, “would outlive generations globally”. Full text...

  • Mandela: Nigeria declares 3 days of mourning
    06 december 2013 15:04:22
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Friday ordered Nigerians to observe three days of mourning in honour of the former South African President, Dr. Nelson Mandela, who passed away Thursday. Full text...

  • Botswana's President Khama mourns Mandela
    06 december 2013 12:29:39
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has joined the international community in mourning the passing of South Africa former president Nelson MandelaFull text...

  • European leaders pay tribute to Nelson Mandela
    06 december 2013 12:21:00
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Senior European Union leaders have described the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela as a very sad day for the world. Full text...

  • Ghanaian newspapers hail Mandela
    06 december 2013 12:12:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghanaian newspapers on Friday paid tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday. Full text...

  • East Africa pays tribute to Mandela
    06 december 2013 12:09:20
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – As preparations for the state funeral of South Africa's liberation hero Nelson Mandela got underway on Friday, East African leaders mourned the peace icon’s passing. Full text...

  • Ethiopia condoles with South Africa over Mandela’s death
    06 december 2013 11:26:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Nelson Mandela’s legacy, the values for which he fought -- peace, love, forgiveness and freedom -- will always remain in the memory of generations, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday following the passing of South Africa’s first majority rule president. Full text...

  • Zambian opposition leader remembers Nelson Mandela
    06 december 2013 11:21:58
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has joined the international community in honouring Nelson Mandela as an exceptional leader who left behind a legacy that no one can fill but one that everyone can and should admire. Full text...

  • Senegalese president saddened by Nelson Mandela's death
    06 december 2013 10:56:50
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Senegalese president, Macky Sall, his expressed a deep sadness and that of his administration, following the death of the former South African president, Nelson Mandela, which occurred on Thursday at the age of 95.Full text...

  • FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, hails 'extraordinary' Mandela
    06 december 2013 10:50:36
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has expressed his deepest sympathy following the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela whom he hailed as an iconic figure. Full text...

  • Mandela’s legacy to African people (News Analysis by Anaclet Rwegayura, PANA Correspondent)
    06 december 2013 10:17:56
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – As the African Union Commission (AUC) mourned the passing of Africa’s illustrious and transformational leader, Nelson Mandela, it paid tribute to the former South African president’s legacy in Africa, especially his efforts to promote democracy, freedom and equality across the continent. Full text...

  • Sporting heroes pay tribute to Mandela
    06 december 2013 09:47:53
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – Speaking for the international sporting community, the South African golfing icon, Gary Player, Friday paid tribute to “fallen giant” Nelson Mandela who died in Johannesburg on Thursday night. Full text...

  • Mandela's courage helped change the world, says Amnesty International
    06 december 2013 09:40:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Reacting to the sad news of Nelson Mandela’s death, Amnesty International (AI) Friday paid tribute to one of the world’s most visionary leaders in the fight to protect and promote human rights. Full text...

  • Kenyan leaders mourn departed Mandela
    06 december 2013 09:31:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan leaders joined the rest of the world in mourning the death of South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, who passed on Thursday night at the age of 95.Full text...

  • African Union mourns Madiba’s passing
    06 december 2013 09:26:42
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has on behalf of the Commission, its staff, and the Union expressed grief on the passing of a pan-African icon and Nobel Peace laureate Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Full text...

  • Tanzania starts three-day mourning of Mandela
    06 december 2013 09:22:12
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania is mourning the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela for three days during which the national flag will be flown at half-mast, President Jakaya Kikwete announced on Friday. Full text...

  • Sudanese media pay tribute to Mandela
    06 december 2013 09:14:08
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese media on Friday paid tribute to former South African President and anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela, featuring the story of his death on their front pages.Full text...

  • Nigerian newspapers feast on news of the death of Nelson Mandela
    06 december 2013 07:56:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The news of the death, on Thursday, of former South African revered statesman, global icon and anti-apartheid leader, Nelson Mandela, aged 95, reverberated like wild fire across newsrooms in Nigeria with media outfits trying to outdo themselves with the story.Full text...

  • Mandela now belongs to the ages - Obama
    06 december 2013 07:43:25
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - US first black President Barack Obama Friday paid a glowing tribute to South Africa's first black President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95, saying ''he no longer belongs to us -- he belongs to the ages.'' Full text...

  • Mandela's long walk gave meaning to courage - US Secretary of State
    06 december 2013 07:19:17
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday eulogised former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95 on Friday, saying his 'long walk to freedom' gave new meaning to courage, character, forgiveness, and human dignity. Full text...

  • International Bar Association salutes Mandela
    06 december 2013 06:30:54
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - The International Bar Association (IBA) on Friday joined lawyers and other legal professionals in saluting Nelson Mandela, one of South Africa’s first black lawyers who morphed into a global statesman. Full text...

  • Tanzanians remember Nelson Mandela
    06 december 2013 06:03:30
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The news of the death of Nelson Mandela did not come as a shock to many people here, but it has deeply touched their hearts as the passing of any great leader would do. Full text...

  • Mandela’s body moved to Pretoria
    06 december 2013 05:58:16
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - As South Africans and millions around the world mourn the death of liberation hero and global icon Nelson Mandela, the spotlight on Friday shifted from his Johannesburg home to a military airport in Pretoria, where his body has been moved. Full text...

  • Mahama: Mandela used peace as vehicle of liberation
    06 december 2013 04:47:29
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has paid tribute to the late South African President Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95, saying he used peace as a vehicle of liberation. Full text...

  • Rawlings describes Mandela as "Man of great spiritual elegance"
    06 december 2013 04:23:55
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's former President Jerry John Rawlings has described former South African President and anti-apartheid giant Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, as a "man of great spiritual elegance". Full text...

  • Mandela's death, a tremendous loss - Human Rights Watch
    06 december 2013 01:06:04
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The death of Nelson Mandela is a tremendous loss, not only for South Africa, but for the world, Human Rights Watch said in a statement released shortly after the former South African President died at 20h50 at his home in Johannesburg Full text...

  • Mandela's charitable organisations mourn his passing
    06 december 2013 00:37:48
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Mandela Rhodes Foundation have expressed their profound sadness at the passing of their founder, former South African President Nelson Mandela, at the age of 95 Thursday. Full text...

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