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# Nelson Mandela

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# South Africa
Mandela wrote letter to Haughey soon after his release asking him to postpone a decision on easing sanctions
Mandela was deputy president of the African National Congress (ANC) and was negotiating an end to the apartheid regime.
# Denmark
Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi dies aged 59
She had been South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark since 2015.
# THULANI MABASO
A Robben Island prisoner visits Kilmainham Gaol to commemorate Mandela
Thulani Mabaso has given tours of the Robben Island prison since 2002.
# Human Rights
Mary Robinson appointed as chair of The Elders
Robinson is following in the footsteps of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Kofi Annan.
# peace summit
Varadkar to address UN General Assembly as Ireland seeks security council spot
The Taoiseach and Tánaiste are in New York this morning.
# creative differences
'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman reveals fight with Marvel Studios over the accent of characters
The actor fought against speaking in a British accent.
# Racism row
Nike closes South African stores over reported link to man who used racial slur in holiday video
Adam Catzavelos drew controversy after using an insulting term for a black African.
Voices
Mandela and 'the unbreakable bonds of friendship and solidarity' with Ireland
Tánaiste Simon Coveney on why Dublin is the perfect venue to celebrate Madiba’s struggle – and why Ireland will co-host Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at UN this autumn.
# Johannesburg
Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' during tribute to Nelson Mandela
Today’s speech came on the eve of Mandela Day, which is marked around the world every year on 18 July.
# RIP
Defining and divisive: South African 'mother of the nation' Winnie Mandela dies aged 81
The anti-apartheid campaigner was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years.
# Corruption
Nelson Mandela family 'dismayed' by €18m funeral corruption claims
Mandela died on 5 December 2013 aged 95.
# the past
'I've never tried to pull the wool over people’s eyes about my history'
Martin McGuinness insists he would never compare himself to Nelson Mandela.
# Nostalgia
7 of the most memorable Rugby World Cup moments
Images of Jonny Wilkinson’s extra-time winning drop-goal will live long in the memory of England fans in particular.
# Nostalgia
12 reasons why the 1995 Rugby World Cup was the best of all
South Africa triumphed, Johah Lomu wreaked havoc and amateur era waved goodbye.
# Anniversary
It's 20 years to the day since Mandela presented the Springboks with the Webb Ellis Cup
A number of South Africa’s 1995 World Cup-winning squad gathered for a reunion at the famous ground in Johannesburg today.
# italia 90 week
'Congratulations also to your wonderful football team' - Mandela part of Italia 90 homecoming
Mandela’s visit coincided with the Irish team’s official homecoming parade.
# Trip to Tipp
If you book them, they will come ... How a tiny Irish peace event attracts world figures
If you’re in Tipperary today, and see a guy who looks a bit like Ban Ki-Moon – that’s probably Ban Ki-Moon.
# South Africa
Dunnes workers remember their 2 years and 9 months protesting apartheid
“There were times on the picket line when we felt so down, that we just wanted to walk away from it, but we would never have gone back in…”
# not a racist
Zuma: I'm not racist, white people won't be chased out of South Africa
However he said would never stop talking about history because children should know the country’s past to ensure that mistakes were not repeated.
# Long Walk
On this day 25 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked free
After 26 years in prison, Mandela called for peace.
# Apartheid
On this day 25 years ago, the speech that changed South Africa forever
FW De Klerk ended apartheid – and freed Nelson Mandela.
# Criticism
Leo: Gerry Adams has quite an opinion of himself
“This is a man who likes to compare himself to Mandela, he is now comparing himself to Michael Collins.”
# Vote
Polls open in South Africa's first elections with a 'born free' generation
The run up to the vote had been marked by nostalgic rhetoric and voter fury.
# unity
Pienaar: 'Sport is a very powerful tool, it has the power to change the world'
The former Saracens player, coach and CEO will be in the Ravenhill stands for tomorrow night’s Heineken Cup tie.
Voices
Column: Anybody – not just the elites – can use law to change society
Even a state with limited resources can prioritise human rights. We’re determined to ignite a passion for using the law to help disenfranchised communities, writes Mairead Healy.
# Nelson Mandela
Mandela widow gives up her right to half his estate
She does, however, get four properties, cars, artwork and jewellery in lieu.
# Paternity
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
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.
# In Spireing Idea
"No plans to rename Spire" says Dublin councillor
A Dublin City Council committee said today it is not in favour of renaming sites generally.
# the drama
Old men re-enacting YouTube wars take on hilarious Mandela argument
Are these commenters for reals?
# Branding
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.
# South Africa
Controversial Mandela signer admitted to psychiatric hospital
Thamsanqa Jantjie had sparked outrage over his sign language work at Nelson Mandela’s funeral.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about Peter O’Toole, Nelson Mandela’s funeral, and Enda Kenny’s address to the nation…
# Mandela
‘Go well, Madiba’:Nelson Mandela laid to rest in South Africa
Songs and speeches rang across the rural village of Qunu this morning as a nation said its final farewell.
# Madiba
Lockdown at Mandela's boyhood village for funeral
Dignitaries and family descend on Qunu as South African icon arrives at final resting place.
# South Africa
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.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s talking about Gerry Adams at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Commander Chris Hadfield in Dublin, and the weather…
# South Africa
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.
# hero inside
Are you a hero? Take the test
Psychologists believe ordinary people can be inspired to acts of heroism if conditions are right.