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  • 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...

  • Mandela: Flags to fly at half-mast in SA till after funeral
    06 december 2013 00:27:05
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - With South Africa in the moment of its deepest sorrow following the death of its first black President Nelson Mandela Thursday, all the country's flags are to fly at half-mast till after his funeral. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President eulogises Mandela, condoles Zuma
    05 december 2013 23:39:06
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has eulogised former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95, saying his "indefatigable spirit will continue to inspire present and future generations of Africans". Full text...

  • Biography of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
    05 december 2013 23:19:00
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Never in the history of South Africa – or any other country for that matter – has one individual played such a pivotal role in uniting a deeply divided society. Full text...

  • UN chief pays tribute to Mandela's life, legacy
    05 december 2013 22:59:24
    New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday expressed his profound sadness at the passing of Nelson Mandela, extolling the life of the late human rights lawyer, prisoner of conscience, international peacemaker and first democratically-elected President of post-apartheid South Africa as an inspiration for all.Full text...

  • Former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Mandela is dead
    05 december 2013 22:35:43
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is dead. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Mandela is dead
    05 december 2013 22:10:12
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - Nelson Mandela is dead, South Africa's president Jacob Zuma announced on Thursday. Full text...

  • Zuma visits Mandela, health remains critical but stable - Presidency
    18 november 2013 23:44:12
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma Monday visited former President Nelson Mandela at his home in Houghton, where he has continued to recover since he was discharged from a three-month stay in hospital last Sept., the South African presidency has announced. Full text...

  • Goodwill messages pour in for Mandela
    02 september 2013 06:06:47
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Messages of goodwill continue to pour in for global icon Nelson Mandela following his release from a Pretoria hospital on Sunday after almost three months of admission. Full text...

  • Mandela discharged from hospital
    01 september 2013 10:31:41
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital Sunday morning, even though his condition remains ''critical and is at times unstable'', the South African presidency announced. Full text...

  • 'Mandela is still in hospital'
    31 august 2013 09:39:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The Office of the Presidency of South Africa on Saturday denied media reports that global icon Nelson Mandela had returned home. Full text...

  • Mandela's health stable, doctors work to effect further improvement
    24 august 2013 16:17:28
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The health of former South Africa's President Nelson Mandela remains critical but stable, as doctors continue to work hard to "effect a turnaround and a further improvement in his health", the presidency said in a statement on Saturday.Full text...

  • Mandela's health improving, but.... - SA Presidency
    12 august 2013 00:43:39
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The doctors treating former South African President Nelson Mandela has said he is making a ''slow but steady'' improvement in his health. Full text...

  • 'Mandela continues to show improvement'
    30 july 2013 10:54:08
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela's health condition has continued to improve, even though he remains in a ''critical but stable'' condition in hospital in Pretoria, the presidency said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mandela Day: Nigerian media salute Nelson Mandela at 95
    18 july 2013 15:45:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Almost all Nigerian newspapers devoted their front pages to the ailing former South African president, Nelson Mandela, who celebrated his 95th birthday Thursday. Full text...

  • Mandela Day: AU wishes Mandela happy, healthy 95th birthday
    18 july 2013 15:07:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Thursday joined the rest of the world in wishing former South African President Nelson Mandela ''a happy and healthy'' 95th birthday,which coincides with the annual commemoration of the Nelson Mandela International Day. Full text...

  • Mandela Day: UN marks Nelson Mandela International Day with volunteer work
    18 july 2013 14:27:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN was Thursday marking the Nelson Mandela International Day, in celebration of the South African icon's 95th birthday and in honour of his dedication to public service, social justice and reconciliation, inspiring millions around the world. Full text...

  • Mandela Day: President Obama hails Mandela on 95th birthday
    18 july 2013 13:54:09
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has extended his ''warmest wishes and prayers'' to former South African President Nelson Mandela, who turned 95 Thursday as the world also marks the Nelson Mandela International Day. Full text...

  • Mandela Day: FIFA President hails Mandela's ''inspirational example''
    18 july 2013 12:13:29
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - President Sepp Blatter of world soccer's governing body, FIFA, has written to former South African President Nelson Mandela to wish him a happy 95th birthday and offer praise for the “inspirational example” he continues to set. Full text...

  • Mandela Day: South Africans salute Mandela on his 95th birthday
    18 july 2013 08:13:36
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Millions of South Africans are saluting the father of their nation, global giant Nelson Mendela, who marks his 95th birthday on Thursday (18 July) in a critical but stable condition at a Pretoria hospital. Full text...

  • World marks Nelson Mandela International Day, as icon turns 95
    18 july 2013 00:07:37
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - As the world marks the 2013 Nelson Mandela International Day Thursday (18 July), South African President Jacob Zuma has said the thoughts of all his compatriots are focused on the ''rich legacy he has given us as South Africans and the world''. Full text...

  • SA golf champion salutes Mandela
    17 july 2013 09:38:27
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Ernie Els, defending British Open golf champion who will attempt to retain his trophy when the tournament starts at Muirfield, Scotland, on Thursday, has paid a glowing tribute to global icon Nelson Mendela who celebrates his 95th birthday on Thursday. Full text...

  • SA prepares for Mandela’s 95th birthday
    15 july 2013 07:56:21
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa is preparing for the biggest birthday celebrations in its history, as ailing global icon Nelson Mandela, who has been fighting for his life at a Pretoria hospital, turns 95 Thursday. Full text...

  • 'No change in Mandela's condition'
    11 july 2013 18:19:04
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The South African presidency Thursday maintained that former President Nelson Mandela remained in ''critical but stable condition'' as he continues to respond to treatment. Full text...

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