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# Nelson Mandela

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The New Yorker honours Nelson Mandela with striking cover image
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…
President Higgins: ‘A tower of inspiration for all those struggling for justice'
“Lives around the world have been changed forever, and hopes kindled, by his transformational life and enduring legacy.”
Obama: "He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages."
Speaking from the White House, the US President said the anti-apartheid hero had achieved “more than could be expected of any man”.
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
The death of Nelson Mandela has dominated today’s headlines. Barack Obama said the leader had achieved “more than could be expected of any man”.
Nelson Mandela: Prisoner, president and father of 'Rainbow Nation'
The former president of South Africa, who spent 27 years in prison, inspired a nation and the world.
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.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Today everyone’s talking about girl, one, falling to her death, David Frost’s death, sarin gas used in Syria and Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital.
George H.W. Bush spokesman apologises in Mandela 'death' gaffe
Bush spokesman Jim McGrath circulated a prepared statement expressing Bush’s sorrow at the “death” of Mandela.
Confirmed: Nelson Mandela leaves hospital and returns home
The 95-year-old legend’s condition has been described as ‘critical and, at times, unstable’.
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.
Mandela occasionally 'unstable' but showing resilience
A statement from the South African president today said 95-year-old Mandela remains in a critical but stable condition.
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about the Royal baby, a judgment against a government minister and tragedy on the roads and in the water.
Nelson Mandela showing 'sustained improvement'
The latest statement from the Office of the Presidency in South Africa says the 95-year-old is still in a critical condition.
Nelson Mandela 'responding to treatment'
The 94-year-old has been in hospital for over a month.
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?
President Zuma: 'Doctors deny Mandela is in a vegetative state'
Earlier, media reports suggested that doctors had suggested turning off the former leader’s life support.
Doctors advised family to turn off Nelson Mandela's life support
The advice is contained in legal documents dated 26 June.
Nelson Mandela still 'critical but stable' in hospital
Meanwhile, a bitter family feud continues to be played out in public, complete with allegations of adultery, grave tampering and siblings born out of wedlock.
Mandela grandson ordered to return disputed family remains
More than a dozen members of the revered former South African leader’s family had backed the court effort to have the remains returned.
Shops cashing in on Mandela illness with merchandise
Shoppers are now buying books about his life in bulk as well as t-shirts sporting his apartheid prison number and portraits.
Mandela family tries to end gravesite row
The anti-apartheid hero is ill in hospital in South Africa, but a family feud is said to have broken out over his burial site.
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Obama to meet Mandela's family - but won't visit him in hospital
Barack and Michelle Obama will meet privately with members of Mandela’s family to offer their thoughts and prayers, a US official said.
Obama flies to South Africa hoping to pay homage to Mandela
The US president is unlikely to meet his “personal hero”, the former South African leader who is still critically ill in hospital.
Watch the animated life and times of Nelson Mandela
A series of animated videos tell the story of Madiba’s life, from birth to today.
Nelson Mandela's condition 'improved during the night'
The anti-apartheid legend was visited by the current South African president earlier today.
SA President cancels business trip to be near an ailing Mandela
An Australian minister has apologised for making a serious gaffe, telling a business dinner Mandela had died.
Reports: Nelson Mandela 'on life support'
The former President of South Africa was admitted to hospital due to recurring lung problems.
South African archbishop prays for a 'peaceful end' for Mandela
Nelson Mandela is being treated in a hospital in Pretoria for a recurring lung infection.
South Africa prays for Madiba: former president still 'critical' in Pretoria hospital
The 94-year-old has been in hospital since 8 June.
Nelson Mandela's condition 'has become critical' in the past 24 hours
President Jacob Zuma has issued a statement this evening.
Nelson Mandela's ambulance broke down on way to hospital
South African president Jacob Zuma confirmed the incident this morning, but said the 94-year-old former president suffered no harm.
18 images that will remind you how amazing the Special Olympics opening ceremony was
It’s 10 years ago today since the 2003 Games got going at Croke Park.
Mandela's health improving as he 'engages with his family'
Jacob Zuma has again sought the prayers of South Africans, in wishing the state’s former president a happy Father’s Day.