Nelson Mandela -
  • World celebrates with Mandela at 94
    18 july 2012 08:36:29
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - World statesman and former South African President Nelson Mandela is celebrating his 94th birthday at his childhood home of Qunu in the Eastern Cape Wednesday Full text...

  • President Zuma meets Mandela
    12 july 2012 12:13:30
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma visited former president Nelson Mandela at his home in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, on Wednesday ahead of his 94th birthday next week. Full text...

  • Mandela is world's 'most visible leader'
    22 september 2011 09:11:57
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela was Wednesday ranked first in a perception assessment of 54 of the world's most visible leaders. Full text...

  • UN chief extols Nelson Mandela's virtues
    18 july 2011 16:02:51
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday described former South African President Nelson Mandela, as "an inspirational figure who has served as a role model for countless people around the world.Full text...

  • Millions salute Mandela on his 93rd birthday
    18 july 2011 08:54:37
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - All of South Africa on Monday marked the 93rd birthday of international icon Nelson Mandela, while messages of support flooded in from around the world. Full text...

  • New Yorkers, diplomats to celebrate Mandela's birthday
    14 july 2011 17:11:41
    New York, US (PANA) - Hundreds of New Yorkers and diplomats will gather in New York's Full text...

  • Millions of children to salute Mandela
    13 july 2011 08:19:03
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - More than 12 million school children around South Africa are to sing a special happy birthday song to former President Nelson Mandela to celebrate his 93rd birthday 18 July, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said. Full text...

  • Mandela recovering well after health scare
    31 january 2011 09:29:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who was discharged from hospital on Friday, is recovering well and “remains in good spirits”, the presidency said. Full text...

  • Mandela discharged from hospital
    28 january 2011 12:44:26
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from the Milpark hospital in Johannesburg on Friday, three days after he was admitted for “routine tests”, acting President Kgalema Motlanthe told journalists. Full text...

  • SA govt addresses Mandela health concerns
    28 january 2011 08:24:47
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African government has finally broken its silence on the health condition of former president Nelson Mandela, who is being treated in Johannesburg's Milpark Hospital. Full text...

  • Major concern over Mandela’s health
    27 january 2011 09:56:33
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Johannesburg’s Milpark Hospital has been besieged by hundreds of journalists and well-wishers, following the admission of world statesman Nelson Mandela on Wednesday. Full text...

  • ANC slams Mandela death rumours
    17 january 2011 10:19:34
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has slammed those behind the rumours that former President Nelson Mandela, 92, has died. Full text...

  • Ghana’s President Mills sweeps for Mandela
    18 july 2009 16:21:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – Ghana’s President John Evans- Atta Mills Saturday swept the Castle, the seat of government, as he led presidential staffers to clean up the offices and the compound as part of activities to honour African icon and former South African President Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • UN chief greets Mandela at 91
    17 july 2009 18:35:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday commended former S outh African President Nelson Mandela for his commitment to democracy, peace and human dignity. Full text...

  • Nigerian media celebrate Mandela at 90
    19 july 2008 09:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As the world celebrated the 90th birthday of South Afric a's freedom fighter and first post-apertheid President Nelson Mandela, the Niger i an media went to town this week, devoting editorials and opinion lead articles t o the Madiba. Full text...

  • South African media salute Nelson Mandela at 90
    19 july 2008 08:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- It is no ordinary birthday, as news that Nelson Mandela turned 90 on Friday made headlines throughout South Africa all week. Full text...

  • International football community salutes Mandela (Special Features)
    18 july 2008 15:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- There are so many extra-ordinary photographs of South Africa's favourite son, but the one image that captures the mood of the c o untry's greatest sporting achievement - securing the rights to host the 2010 Wor l d Cup - is of Nelson Mandela, clutching that priceless 6-kilogramme solid gold t r ophy in Zurich, Switzerland. Full text...

  • Birthday tributes pour in for Nelson Mandela at 90
    18 july 2008 15:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Tributes are flooding in from around the world for world statesman Nelson Mandela who turned 90 Friday. Full text...

  • Mandela named Honorary Laureate by Mo Ibrahim Foundation
    27 november 2007 11:03:00
    Alexandria- Egypt (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela's extraordinary leadership qualities and achievements were recognised by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation here Monday night, when he was named an Honorary Laureate of the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. Full text...

  • Mandela denies telling Mugabe to quit
    06 november 2007 10:03:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela Tuesday denied he had told embattled Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to quit to avoid possible persecution. Full text...

  • Mbeki greets Mandela on his 89th birthday
    18 july 2007 09:58:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki is among hundreds of people who have conveyed birthday wishes to former President Nelson Mandela, who turned 89 Wednesday (today). Full text...

  • Clinton, Carter, Annan in SA for Mandela
    18 july 2007 07:58:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and several of the world's past and present football greats have arrived in South Africa to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • ILO names Nelson Mandela for decent work prize
    24 may 2007 09:04:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN International Labour Organisation on Wednesday awarded its first annual ILO Decent Work Prize to former South African President Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Obasanjo to perform ground breaking for Mandela University
    13 february 2007 17:56:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo will perform the ground breaking ceremony for the Nelson Mandela African University of Science and Technology (AUST) in Abuja, next week, Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Desmond Akawor, said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • US Congressman urges Africans leaders to emulate Mandela
    05 december 2006 22:57:00
    Washington DC- US (PANA) -- US Congressman Donald Payne has urged African leaders to emulate the "one term" legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • AI names Mandela "Ambassador of Conscience"
    19 september 2006 20:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Amnesty International Tuesday announced that South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela will be awarded its most prestigious honour -- the "Ambassador of Conscience" Award for 2006. Full text...

  • New book spotlights Mandela
    11 july 2006 12:21:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) – A new book, The M-eaning of Mandela: A Literary and Intellectual Celebration, will be launched Wednesday (12 July) at the Nelson Mandela Foundation to coincide with the weeklong celebrations of Mandela's birthday. Full text...

  • Major movie on Mandela begins production in June
    02 may 2006 10:07:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Robben Island off Cape Town where many of South Africa's liberation heroes were jailed for decades will be converted into a giant movie set in June to film a Mandela story, "Goodbye, Bafana. Full text...

  • Dubai benefit in honour of Nelson Mandela Foundation
    15 december 2005 11:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Consortium Dubai, Dubai's premier executive networking club and an initiative of TECOM Investments, will auction a signed photograph of Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali at its "In Honour of Africa" benefit dinner on Friday in Dubai, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • Kadhafi continues discussions with Mandela in Tripoli
    13 november 2005 15:45:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi and former South African president Nelson Mandela on Sunday continued their discussions on the African Union (AU) process, official sources said. Full text...

  • Mandela commends Libya for supporting anti-apartheid struggle
    11 november 2005 21:26:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Visiting former South African President Nelson Mandela has hailed Libya for supporting the people of South Africa in the dismantlement of apartheid, official sources said here Friday. Full text...

  • Mint of Norway honours Mandela
    31 october 2005 12:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Mint of Norway has donated 250,000 Rand to the Nelson Mandela Foundation as part of a special commemorative medallion programme to honour 20 most illustrious Nobel Peace Prize winners. Full text...

  • Mandela commends Kenya's open democratic space
    06 october 2005 12:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Visiting former South African President Nelson Mandela has praised the Kenyan government for consolidating peace and opening up the democratic space in the country, an official statement said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Foundation seeks one million Mandela birthday messages
    21 july 2005 11:37:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Nelson Mandela Foundation is striving to collect a million birthday messages for the former president before Saturday, when they will be handed over to the world statesman. Full text...

  • Huge celebration for Nelson Mandela who turns 87
    18 july 2005 13:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former President Nelson Mandela's 87th birthday celebrations kicked off in spectacular style at midnight on Sunday with fireworks extravaganza on Robben Island and the lighting of a torch in his former prison cell. Full text...

  • Govt welcomes Mandela's appointment as goodwill envoy
    15 july 2005 13:12:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South Africa government Friday said it welcomed the appointment of former President Nelson Mandela as goodwill ambassador for UNESCO. Full text...

  • Nelson Mandela is UNESCO goodwill ambassador
    12 july 2005 11:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura on Tuesday designated Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa, as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador during a ceremony held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa. Full text...

  • Mandela for official visit to Algeria next week
    03 april 2005 17:13:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa is expected here next week on the invitation of the Algerian government to participate in memorial programmes for Ahmed Ben Bella, first president of Algeria. Full text...

  • Mandela arrives in George ahead of AIDS concert
    18 march 2005 15:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela on Friday arrived in the Western Cape Province town of George ahead of the second international HIV/AIDS benefit concert to be held on Saturday night there. Full text...

  • Mandela's Christmas party ends in chaos
    20 december 2004 09:16:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- World statesman Nelson Mandela's annual children's Christmas party thrown at his childhood home of Qunu in the Eastern Cape of South Africa ended in chaos Sunday after realising that lives of the thousands of guests who showed would be in danger. Full text...

  • Mandela launches campaign to aid African AIDS orphans
    06 december 2004 13:43:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- World statesman Nelson Mandela on Monday launched a new funding campaign to help educate millions of African children orphaned by the deadly disease AIDS. Full text...

  • Jack Lang to publish Mandela biography
    20 october 2004 17:02:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Former French culture minister Jack Lang will soon publish a biography of Nelson Mandela, reliable sources have said here. Full text...

  • Mandela to deliver Steve Biko memorial lecture
    09 september 2004 13:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- It's been a busy week for Nelson Mandela, the world's most famous pensioner, who announced his retirement just four months ago. Full text...

  • Nigeria to host Mandela Centre
    04 august 2004 21:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's decision-making Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved plans by the country to host an international educational institution - the Nelson Mandela Foundation for Knowledge Building and the Advancement of Science and Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • Mandela attends Burundi peace talks in Pretoria
    21 july 2004 14:38:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela on Wednesday turned up at the ongoing Burundi peace talks in Pretoria devoted to post-election power sharing arrangements in that civil war-wrecked country. Full text...

  • Well-wishers send messages ahead of Mandela's birthday
    16 july 2004 16:45:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Messages paying tribute to South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela who celebrates his 86th birthday on Sunday started pouring in Friday, with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) commending the former head of state for the role he continues to play even during his retirement. Full text...

  • Winnie Mandela gets suspended sentence
    05 july 2004 14:42:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Pretoria High Court on Monday suspended a five-year jail sentence against Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who was convicted in April 2003 on 43 charges of fraud and 25 of theft involving R1million. Full text...

  • Mandela back in the news a week after retiring
    08 june 2004 13:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Just a week after announcing his retirement from public life, former South African president Nelson Mandela found himself back in the news when he paid a surprise visit to a magistrate's court in the Eastern Cape town of Umtata on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nelson Mandela says farewell to SA Parliament
    10 may 2004 11:20:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- There was need for South Africa to be "proud of its transition to a multi-racial democracy," former President Nelson Mandela emphasised on Monday as he addressed the South African Parliament for the last time. Full text...

  • Mandela visits ailing Brenda Fassie at clinic
    06 may 2004 10:29:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela said top singer Brenda Fassie who is fighting for her life in a Johanensburg hospital has shown a determination to survive. Full text...

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