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# madiba - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

On this day 25 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked free

After 26 years in prison, Mandela called for peace.

# madiba - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Mandela widow gives up her right to half his estate

She does, however, get four properties, cars, artwork and jewellery in lieu.

# madiba - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Families of women claiming to be Mandela's daughters not seeking inheritance

The two women were reportedly born during Mandela’s stormy marriage to Mase, with whom he had four children.

# madiba - Monday 3 February, 2014

Mandela's €3 million will revealed: Staff members, family and the ANC all benefit

Close members of the leader’s staff will be awarded around €3,000 each. There is a 90 day period in which the will can be contested.

# madiba - Saturday 25 January, 2014

"It's a scandal": Claims Mandela funds were used to print ANC t-shirts

Opposition parties in South Africa are demanding an investigation.

# madiba - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Artists ordered to remove rabbit from Mandela statue's ear

The artists say that the rabbit is “their trademark”.

# madiba - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Mandela's name will live on - but will it be commercialised?

As South Africa settled into first week after Madiba’s funeral, fears grow that his legacy might be exploited.

# madiba - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Lockdown at Mandela's boyhood village for funeral Madiba This post contains images

Lockdown at Mandela's boyhood village for funeral

Dignitaries and family descend on Qunu as South African icon arrives at final resting place.

# madiba - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Desmond Tutu says he will attend Mandela funeral after all

The peace icon had said he had not been invited to his old friend’s burial – but now says he will be going after all.

Gerry Adams picked for guard of honour for Mandela

The Sinn Féin president said he was honoured and privileged to be chosen to take part in the ceremony in South Africa.

# madiba - Friday 13 December, 2013

Giant statue of Nelson Mandela goes up in Pretoria

The latest tribute to Madiba stands proud in front of Union buildings.

# madiba - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Today everybody’s talking about the sale of Bord Gáis Energy, garda recruitment and the response of the ‘fake’ deaf interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial.

'Fake' deaf interpreter at Mandela memorial says he had 'schizophrenic episode'

“There was nothing I could do. I was alone in a very dangerous situation,” Thamasanqa Jantjie has told a South African newspaper.

# madiba - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Deaf interpreter at Mandela's memorial was a fake

The deaf community in South Africa is outraged by the error.

Mandela's body lying in state after solemn journey through Pretoria

Madiba will lie in state for three days in Pretoria where heads of state, celebrities and the general public will view the open casket.

# madiba - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s been talking about the memorial service for ‘Madiba’, new Church abuse reports and budget overruns at the HSE…

Galatasaray fans shame football authorities over Drogba's Mandela tribute

The Gala fans backed their star striker and Emmanuel Eboue tonight.

"Slán abhaile, Madiba" - TDs pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

Party leaders were given time to speak today in the chamber in memory of the South African leader.

From The Daily Edge US network plays Toto's Africa over Mandela memorial footage Bless The Rains

US network plays Toto's Africa over Mandela memorial footage

The station has been criticised for its decision.

PIC: Has Eamon Gilmore just done a selfie in South Africa?

So, the Tánaiste does selfies… we think.

LIVE: The Rainbow Nation says goodbye to its founding father

Up to 100 world leaders and 80,000 people are expected at the FNB Stadium today.

More than 80,000 to attend memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg

Here’s what else will happen in South Africa this week as the country says goodbye to its former leader.

# madiba - Monday 9 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s been talking about the resignation of the CRC boss, the major jobs announcement in Limerick and tomorrow’s service for ‘Madiba’…

Obama and Castro to deliver eulogies at Mandela memorial service

Heads of state and government have been arriving ahead of tomorrow’s State Memorial Service. President Michael D Higgins is representing Ireland.

A piece of history: Mandela's handwritten notes on speech he gave in Dublin 23 years ago

Mandela noted the success the Irish soccer team in handwritten notes on a speech he gave at Dublin’s Mansion House in July 1990.

# madiba - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Dunnes Stores strikers to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral

Nelson Mandela met with the Dunnes Stores strikers after his release in 1990 and said that their stand helped keep him going during his imprisonment.

Madiba: The last official portrait

Nelson Mandela’s last official photoshoot caught him in reflective mood. The portrait sold for charity just days before he died.

# madiba - Friday 6 December, 2013

Mandela was only taken off US terrorism watchlist in 2008

South Africa’s apartheid regime designated the African National Congress as a terrorist organisation as it fought against racial segregation.

From The42 8 pictures and videos that prove Nelson Mandela was a sporting icon Invictus This post contains videos

8 pictures and videos that prove Nelson Mandela was a sporting icon

From inspiring a nation to Rugby World Cup success to his stunning appearance at the 2003 Special Olympics.

'We are in struggle because we value life and love all humanity': Mandela's address to the Dáil

Freed from prison six months earlier, Mandela made a stirring speech to the Dáil in that glorious summer of 1990. Here’s what he said.

18 years ago, Mandela wore a Springbok jersey to present the Rugby World Cup Power Of Sport This post contains videos

18 years ago, Mandela wore a Springbok jersey to present the Rugby World Cup

“We didn’t have 60,000 South Africans, we had 43 million South Africans” – Francois Pienaar.

A world mourns: Memories of Mandela grace the front pages Madiba This post contains images

A world mourns: Memories of Mandela grace the front pages

“We thank God for you, Madiba. May you rest in peace and rise in glory.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

From The Daily Edge The New Yorker honours Nelson Mandela with striking cover image Mandela
Nelson Mandela: A life in pictures Madiba This post contains images

Nelson Mandela: A life in pictures

The former president of South Africa, who spent 27 years in prison, has died.

In pictures: Mandela's Irish visits

The South African leader visited Ireland on three occasions, most recently for the Special Olympics in 2003.

"He taught us how to come together and believe in ourselves": The world reacts to Mandela's death

From Obama, Clinton and Ban Ki-moon to Bill Gates, Bono and Pelé — figures from around the world have been paying tribute…

# madiba - Thursday 5 December, 2013

South African Government confirms death of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela — South African icon — has died aged 95, current president Jacob Zuma has confirmed tonight.

# madiba - Monday 18 November, 2013

Nelson Mandela still 'quite ill' and cannot talk

The South African’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela spoke to a local newspaper about the former president’s condition.

# madiba - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Confirmed: Nelson Mandela leaves hospital and returns home

The 95-year-old legend’s condition has been described as ‘critical and, at times, unstable’.

# madiba - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Update: Nelson Mandela still in hospital, earlier reports 'incorrect'

Reports this morning suggested that the 95-year-old has left hospital almost three months after being admitted.

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