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#Nelson Mandela

# nelson-mandela - Saturday 14 December, 2013

# nelson-mandela - Friday 13 December, 2013

Giant statue of Nelson Mandela goes up in Pretoria
# Madiba
# Madiba

Giant statue of Nelson Mandela goes up in Pretoria

Dec 13th 2013, 10:53 AM 9,753 Views 15 Comments

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

# nelson-mandela - Thursday 12 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 12th 2013, 10:37 AM 22,875 Views 98 Comments

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

# nelson-mandela - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Deaf interpreter at Mandela's memorial was a fake
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

Deaf interpreter at Mandela's memorial was a fake

Dec 11th 2013, 12:00 PM 36,044 Views 92 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 11th 2013, 9:49 AM 7,181 Views 3 Comments

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

# nelson-mandela - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Dec 10th 2013, 11:13 PM 12,616 Views 4 Comments

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
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

Galatasaray fans shame football authorities over Drogba's Mandela tribute

Dec 10th 2013, 8:32 PM 13,211 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 10th 2013, 7:37 PM 8,167 Views 47 Comments

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

Column: ‘I attended Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in 1994 and he will be missed’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘I attended Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in 1994 and he will be missed’

Dec 10th 2013, 7:30 PM 324 Views 7 Comments

The obscenity of the apartheid system was brought home to me when Bishop Desmond Tutu visited Ireland in 1984 and he shared his stories, writes Joe Murray, who says the world has lost a unique leader.

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

US network plays Toto's Africa over Mandela memorial footage

Dec 10th 2013, 3:52 PM 16,175 Views 24 Comments

The station has been criticised for its decision.

PHOTO: Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban president Raul Castro
# US-Cuba Relations
# US-Cuba Relations

PHOTO: Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban president Raul Castro

Dec 10th 2013, 12:43 PM 14,763 Views 57 Comments

The moment is a significant one in US-Cuban relations.

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

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

Dec 10th 2013, 11:35 AM 16,513 Views 64 Comments

So, the Tánaiste does selfies… we think.

Column: The equality struggle didn’t end with Mandela’s prison release, it must continue
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The equality struggle didn’t end with Mandela’s prison release, it must continue

Dec 10th 2013, 11:30 AM 70 Views 49 Comments

Mandela did not topple white rule single-handedly – nor did he ever claim to, writes David Cronin, who says that while he retains a deep admiration for Mandela, he did turn his back on some of his beliefs.

LIVE: The Rainbow Nation says goodbye to its founding father
# South Africa
# South Africa

LIVE: The Rainbow Nation says goodbye to its founding father

Dec 10th 2013, 9:20 AM 5,403 Views 20 Comments

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
# Long Goodbye
# Long Goodbye

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

Dec 10th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,535 Views 15 Comments

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

# nelson-mandela - Monday 9 December, 2013

Obama and Castro to deliver eulogies at Mandela memorial service
# Madiba
# Madiba

Obama and Castro to deliver eulogies at Mandela memorial service

Dec 9th 2013, 9:58 PM 15,196 Views 77 Comments

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

The internet is outraged by false Kanye West claim that he's 'the next Mandela'
# Yeezy Mistake
From The Daily Edge
# Yeezy Mistake

The internet is outraged by false Kanye West claim that he's 'the next Mandela'

Dec 9th 2013, 8:30 PM 2,575 Views 5 Comments

The quotes were fabricated by a satirical website.

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

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

Dec 9th 2013, 1:10 PM 10,399 Views 14 Comments

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

‘It’s amazing what sport can do’: Muller looks back on Mandela’s World Cup
# More Than Sport
From The42
# More Than Sport

‘It’s amazing what sport can do’: Muller looks back on Mandela’s World Cup

Dec 9th 2013, 9:08 AM 2,090 Views 0 Comments

The Ulster captain looks back on the moment Pienaar and Mandela met on the field.

# nelson-mandela - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Lisa McInerney: The Paris-Mandela hoax is a perfect sign of the times
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lisa McInerney: The Paris-Mandela hoax is a perfect sign of the times

Dec 8th 2013, 7:30 PM 37 Views 51 Comments

Is it just a readiness to believe the worst, born of begrudgery, that allows us to fall for outrageous celebrity quotes?

Bold boys and great lights: The week in quotes
# Say What?
# Say What?

Bold boys and great lights: The week in quotes

Dec 8th 2013, 7:00 PM 6,275 Views 1 Comment

“In terms of my personal view, I would have no issue living next to a pylon.”

# nelson-mandela - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Dunnes Stores strikers to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral
# Tribute
# Tribute

Dunnes Stores strikers to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral

Dec 7th 2013, 7:52 PM 40,316 Views 117 Comments

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.

Mandela, the NSA and amazeyballs: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Mandela, the NSA and amazeyballs: The week in numbers

Dec 7th 2013, 7:30 PM 6,475 Views 6 Comments

Plus: How much does the average family with two children spend on childcare every year?

Madiba: The last official portrait
# Up Close
# Up Close

Madiba: The last official portrait

Dec 7th 2013, 8:30 AM 12,609 Views 14 Comments

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

# nelson-mandela - Friday 6 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Dec 6th 2013, 11:03 PM 13,248 Views 7 Comments

The death of Nelson Mandela has dominated headlines worldwide today…

The 16th Man: ESPN's documentary on Mandela and the World Cup that united South Africa
# Documentary
From The42
# Documentary

The 16th Man: ESPN's documentary on Mandela and the World Cup that united South Africa

Dec 6th 2013, 9:30 PM 10,597 Views 8 Comments

How hosting and winning the 1995 Rugby World Cup helped to transform post-apartheid South Africa.

Higgins to attend Mandela service, as funeral plans confirmed
# RIP
# RIP

Higgins to attend Mandela service, as funeral plans confirmed

Dec 6th 2013, 7:54 PM 15,132 Views 47 Comments

South Africa has declared a period of mourning all next week. Here at home, books of condolence have been opened in honour of the iconic leader.

When Nelson Mandela danced to The Corrs in Galway (video)
# RIP
From The Daily Edge
# RIP

When Nelson Mandela danced to The Corrs in Galway (video)

Dec 6th 2013, 3:59 PM 15,195 Views 17 Comments

He got up and held the floor on a visit in 2003. Watch here.

Mandela was only taken off US terrorism watchlist in 2008
# Madiba
# Madiba

Mandela was only taken off US terrorism watchlist in 2008

Dec 6th 2013, 3:52 PM 15,953 Views 35 Comments

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

Gerry Adams insists IRA volunteers ‘were doing their duty as they saw it’
# Smithwick Tribunal
# Smithwick Tribunal

Gerry Adams insists IRA volunteers ‘were doing their duty as they saw it’

Dec 6th 2013, 2:45 PM 13,260 Views 189 Comments

The Sinn Féin president has said the IRA members behind the killing of Harry Breen and Bob Buchanan were doing their duty in the same way as the RUC officers were doing theirs.

VIDEO: Nelson Mandela describes the importance of sport
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

VIDEO: Nelson Mandela describes the importance of sport

Dec 6th 2013, 2:00 PM 1,221 Views 0 Comments

The former South African spoke about its “power to unite and inspire people” back in 2010.

Paris Hilton is not happy about this Nelson Mandela tweet hoax
# Faked
From The Daily Edge
# Faked

Paris Hilton is not happy about this Nelson Mandela tweet hoax

Dec 6th 2013, 10:37 AM 4,452 Views 1 Comment

A tweet reportedly from the socialite attributing Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech to Mandela was a hoax.

8 pictures and videos that prove Nelson Mandela was a sporting icon
# Invictus
From The42
# Invictus

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

Dec 6th 2013, 10:19 AM 3,911 Views 2 Comments

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
# Mandela In Ireland
# Mandela In Ireland

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

Dec 6th 2013, 9:39 AM 6,080 Views 11 Comments

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.

Black armbands, tributes as sports world pays tribute to Mandela
# Respect
From The42
# Respect

Black armbands, tributes as sports world pays tribute to Mandela

Dec 6th 2013, 9:06 AM 7,418 Views 2 Comments

Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali said he “taught us forgiveness on a grand scale”.

18 years ago, Mandela wore a Springbok jersey to present the Rugby World Cup
# Power Of Sport
# Power Of Sport

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

Dec 6th 2013, 8:49 AM 21,485 Views 27 Comments

“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
# Madiba

A world mourns: Memories of Mandela grace the front pages

Dec 6th 2013, 8:19 AM 9,571 Views 56 Comments

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