Nelson Mandela -
  • 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...

  • 'Mandela responding to treatment'
    10 july 2013 21:07:06
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - There is a glimmer of hope for critically-ill former South African President Nelson Mandela, after the country's presidency said on Wednesday that he is responding to treatment at the hospital, where he has been on admission since 8 June for a recurring lung infection. Full text...

  • Mandela 'remains in critical but stable condition'
    09 july 2013 13:30:04
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in ''critical but stable'' condition Tuesday, more than one month after he was taken to a Pretoria hospital for a recurring lung infection, the country's presidency said. Full text...

  • Zuma thanks all for Mandela support, sets agenda for Mandela Day
    04 july 2013 13:41:27
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - South African President Jacob Zuma Thursday visited ailing former President Nelson Mandela at a Pretoria hospital, and thereafter said he (Mandela) continues to receive the best medical care even though he remains in critic but stable condition. Full text...

  • Order for Mandela's grandson to return remains stands, court rules
    03 july 2013 12:17:23
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A South African court Wednesday ordered Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla, to return the remains of three of the elder statesman’s children to his childhood home of Qunu for reburial. Full text...

  • Mandela remains in 'critical but stable' condition
    02 july 2013 14:34:59
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in 'critical but stable' condition at the Pretoria hospital where he was admitted on 8 June for a recurring lung infection, the country's presidency said in its latest update. Full text...

  • Mandela supporters brave cold for all-night vigil
    28 june 2013 06:00:28
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The crowd of well-wishers outside former President Nelson Mandela’s Pretoria hospital continues to grow as the global statesman remains in ''critical but stable condition''. Full text...

  • Ghana President Mahama prays for Mandela
    27 june 2013 18:37:41
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Mahama on Thursday prayed for former South African President Nelson Mandela "in this critical stage of his life", as the world icon fights for his life, Information Minister Mahama Ayariga has said. Full text...

  • Mandela: ANC 'disturbed by consistent rumours'
    27 june 2013 15:28:36
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has urged South Africans to desist from ''unhelpful and hurtful rumours'' about the health of former President Nelson Mandela, who is lying critically ill at a Pretoria hospital. Full text...

  • SA presidency says Mandela's health has improved
    27 june 2013 15:00:02
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The South African Presidency said on Thursday that the health of former President Nelson Mandela has improved, though it remains ''critical but stable''. Full text...

  • Mauritian students urged to pray for ailing Nelson Mandela
    25 june 2013 14:37:45
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Education Minister, Vasant Bunwaree, has called on students across the country to pray for the ailing former South African President, Nelson Mandela, whom he referred to as a living legend. Full text...

  • President Zuma urges S/Africans to pray for Mandela
    24 june 2013 17:33:37
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Jacob Zuma on Monday urged all South Africans to pray for Nelson Mandela, the ailing world statesman who is now in a critical condition at a Pretoria hospital. Full text...

  • Massive play for Mandela's health deterioration story in Nigerian press
    24 june 2013 08:11:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The news of Mandela's health deterioration, announced by the South African presidency on Sunday evening, received a massive play in the Nigerian media on Monday. Full text...

  • Mandela's critical condition: What it means in medical parlance
    23 june 2013 21:27:31
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The South African presidency announced on Sunday that the health condition of former President Nelson Mandela, 94, has deteriorated from "serious but stable" to "critical". Full text...

  • DEVELOPING STORY: Mandela's condition 'critical'
    23 june 2013 21:02:39
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President and global icon Nelson Mandela, who has been receiving treatment for a lung infection at a Pretoria hospital, is now in critical condition, the country's presidency announced on Sunday. Full text...

  • Mandela's condition 'critical' - Zuma
    23 june 2013 20:26:47
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President and global icon Nelson Mandela, who has been receiving treatment for a lung infection at a Pretoria hospital, is now in critical condition, the country's presidency announced on Sunday. Full text...

  • “Mandela responding well” - President Zuma
    12 june 2013 17:09:18
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday delivered some positive news to a nation anxious about the well-being of world statesman Nelson Mandela who is in intensive care at a Pretoria hospital. Full text...

  • AUC chairperson prays for Mandela’s speedy recovery
    11 june 2013 07:35:26
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has sent former South African President Nelson Mandela a “get-well-soon” message, as he undergoes treatment in a hospital in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Mandela’s condition “unchanged”
    10 june 2013 10:53:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African Presidency on Monday morning issued its first statement on the health of ailing global statesman Nelson Mandela in 48 hours, saying his condition remained “unchanged”. Full text...

  • UPDATE: Mandela’s condition deteriorates
    08 june 2013 09:35:47
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – World statesman Nelson Mandela has been readmitted to hospital with his spokesperson Mac Maharaj confirming that his condition is “serious”. Full text...

  • Mandela readmitted to hospital
    08 june 2013 07:01:24
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been readmitted to hospital in Pretoria after his condition deteriorated on Saturday morning, according to a statement issued from the Office of the South African president. Full text...

  • Mandela exhibitions holding in Paris, Washington, DC
    05 june 2013 08:46:26
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Two major exhibitions celebrating the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela are currently being staged in Paris, France, and Washington, DC, US. Full text...

  • ANC slammed over Mandela footage
    30 april 2013 11:20:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been heavily criticised after the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) showed footage of President Jacob Zuma and other party leaders visiting a frail Nelson Mandela at his Johannsburg home on Monday. Full text...

  • Mandela discharged from hospital
    06 april 2013 14:36:29
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from the hospital, nine days after he was admitted, the South African presidency said on Saturday. Full text...

  • Mandela's health continues to improve - Govt
    03 april 2013 18:12:54
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s health continues to improve after nearly a week in the hospital, where he is being treated for pneumonia, the government confirmed on Wednesday. Full text...

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