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# Nelson Mandela

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Giant statue of Nelson Mandela goes up in Pretoria
The latest tribute to Madiba stands proud in front of Union buildings.
'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.
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.
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.
Column: ‘I attended Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in 1994 and he will be missed’
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
The station has been criticised for its decision.
PHOTO: Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban president Raul Castro
The moment is a significant one in US-Cuban relations.
PIC: Has Eamon Gilmore just done a selfie in South Africa?
So, the Tánaiste does selfies… we think.
Column: The equality struggle didn’t end with Mandela’s prison release, it must continue
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
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.
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.
The internet is outraged by false Kanye West claim that he's 'the next Mandela'
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 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
The Ulster captain looks back on the moment Pienaar and Mandela met on the field.
Lisa McInerney: The Paris-Mandela hoax is a perfect sign of the times
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
“In terms of my personal view, I would have no issue living next to a pylon.”
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.
Mandela, the NSA and amazeyballs: The week in numbers
Plus: How much does the average family with two children spend on childcare every year?
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.
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
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
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
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)
He got up and held the floor on a visit in 2003. Watch here.
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.
Gerry Adams insists IRA volunteers ‘were doing their duty as they saw it’
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
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
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
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.
Black armbands, tributes as sports world pays tribute to Mandela
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
“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
“We thank God for you, Madiba. May you rest in peace and rise in glory.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu