Nelson Mandela -
  • 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...

  • African scouts honour Mandela
    22 april 2004 12:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Former South African president Nelson Mandela will on Friday be awarded the Africa Elephant, the top Scout award in the continent for his continued support of the growth and development of the movement, the Africa Bureau of the World Scout Movement said in a statement Thursday. Full text...

  • Police justify killing gunman at Mandela's home
    18 march 2004 08:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Police guards who shot dead a gunman in front of the Cape Town residence of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday night had acted within the law and were not in contravention of the Criminal Procedure Act. Full text...

  • Police identify attacker at Mandela's home
    17 march 2004 08:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Police have confirmed that the man shot dead outside former president Nelson Mandela's Cape Town home on Tuesday night is a disgruntled former soldier who was wanted in connection with the theft of four R4 assault rifles and ammunition from a military base. Full text...

  • Armed men attack Mandela's Cape Town home
    16 march 2004 21:16:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Armed men attacked the Cape Town home of former president Nelson Mandela Tuesday night, South African police confirmed moments after the incident, saying one of the assailants was shot dead and two others arrested. Full text...

  • Swazi capital Mbabane scoops Mandela Award
    04 march 2004 11:22:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland's capital, Mbabane has been awarded the Nelson Mandela Merit International Award Practices for leading good urban management practices with visible transformation, beating 42 other African hopefuls. Full text...

  • Mandela dispels reports of declining health
    04 february 2004 11:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela Wednesday said he was "doing very well", dispelling media reports that his health was on the decline. Full text...

  • Mandela welcomes de Klerk's endorsement of alliance
    03 february 2004 14:26:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former president Nelson Mandela has lauded FW de Klerk for endorsing the co-operation pact between the African National Congress (ANC) and the New National Party (NNP) for this year's general elections. Full text...

  • Mandela begins private visit to Mauritius
    16 january 2004 18:35:00
    Port Louis- Maurice (PANA) -- Retired South African President Nelson Mandela arrived here Friday to begin a private visit of about 10 days in the company of his spouse, Graça. Full text...

  • Mandela expected in Mauritius
    16 january 2004 10:44:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- South African former President Nelson Mandela is expected in Mauritius at the weekend on a three-day private visit, Mauritian Foreign Ministry sources said Friday. Full text...

  • Mandela nominated for top English honorary title
    15 january 2004 16:58:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been nominated for England's most ancient military honour -- Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. Full text...

  • Mandela due in Niger 8 December
    27 november 2003 18:49:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela is to visit Niger 8 December, State television announced in Niamey. Full text...

  • World artists join Nelson Mandela's HIV/AIDS concert
    26 november 2003 16:48:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Organisers of Nelson Mandela's 46664 HIV/AIDS Benefit Concert said on Wednesday that Cape Town's favourite marimba and percussion band, Amampondo, will join the line-up of international musicians during the Saturday event. Full text...

  • Mandela says children should have a say
    03 november 2003 16:54:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African former President Nelson Mandela took part in the ongoing Children's Parliament at the Eskom Convention Centre in Midrand, outside Johannesburg Monday, saying Children should be allowed to speak for themselves. Full text...

  • Nelson Mandela's biography released in Paris
    07 october 2003 22:40:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A biography of former South African President Nelson Mandela authored by British journalist Anthony Sampson, was released here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mandela, Graca visit teenage rape victim
    12 august 2003 16:32:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African president Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel on Tuesday met a 17-year-old girl who was raped and shot recently after being kidnapped near Pretoria. Full text...

  • Mandela's birthday celebrations wind up
    21 july 2003 08:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa awoke with a hangover Monday after three days of festivities to celebrate the 85th birthday of former President Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Guests number 1600 at Mandela's birthday party
    19 july 2003 20:37:00
    Johannesburg- (South Africa) -- Some 1,600 guests, including film stars, pop singers, models and former US president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Saturday night attended the biggest and elegant birthday party at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg to celebrate former South African president Nelson Mandela's birthday who turned 85 on Friday. Full text...

  • Mandela is most admired in the world, says Annan
    18 july 2003 17:24:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, said Friday the best gratitude to former South African President for his lifetime contribution is to follow his worthy example. Full text...

  • South Africa Airways names new airbus after Mandela
    18 july 2003 14:23:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways (SAA) Friday presented former President Nelson Mandela with a surprise birthday present by naming its new Airbus after him. Full text...

  • Nelson Mandela continues his long walk at 85
    18 july 2003 13:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Nelson Mandela, the world's favourite elderly statesman, celebrated his 85th birthday on Friday by spending the day surrounded by his family and close friends at his Johannesburg home. Full text...

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