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Messages to Madiba: South Africans show their love for Nelson Mandela

South Africans gathered in support of Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital on Tuesday, where the former South African president is in critical condition with a lung infection. Handwritten signs and flowers addressed to “tata," meaning father, have accumulated at the entrance of the …

What Nelson Mandela means to the people of Soweto – in pictures

Residents of Soweto in Johannesburg reflect on what Nelson Mandela means to them as the former South African president and leader of the anti-apartheid movement continues to be treated for a recurring lung infection

Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro: A Relationship Built On Mutual Admiration

After being released from prison in 1990, one of the first things Nelson Mandela did was visit Cuba to express his admiration and respect for Cuban leader Fidel Castro.<p>“Who trained our people, who gave us resources, who helped so many of our soldiers, our doctors?" Mandela asked Castro during a …

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Syrian Protesters Wish Nelson Mandela Well (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Anti-government protesters in a small Syrian town have broadcast a message of solidarity with South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, whose is battling for his life in a Pretoria hospital.<p>Marching on Friday in the northwestern town of Hass, near Syria's border with Turkey, the protesters …

Nelson Mandela has died but he has not taken our country with him

CAPE TOWN, South Africa—At Nelson Mandela’s oldest grandson Mandla’s wedding in 2004, his first, held at the family homestead in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, everyone wanted a picture with the former South African president. At the end of a traditional ritual, the crowd dispersed and ran toward the …

The Man, The Myth, The Reading List: Nelson Mandela

Growing up in apartheid South Africa with widespread state censorship, it was hard to get to know our political leaders. The first time I actually saw a photograph of Nelson Mandela was in high school in the mid-1980s.<p>A braver classmate had managed to sneak a few grainy images into our school — a …

Nelson Mandela: A revolutionary's life

What Made Mandela Such a Great Leader? | Inc.com

Nelson Mandela's life story has long since become a legend, one that transcends borders, race, language, or culture. His leadership truly belongs to the world.<p>It would be absurd--let alone disrespectful to Mandela's achievements--to suggest that the issues you face as a business leader are as grave …

Inspiring Mandela Quotes

The former South African president was an inspiration to many. Here are some of his most memorable words.<p>Before his death, Nelson Mandela had already …

Re-Watch The Amazing Moment Nelson Mandela Gave His Famous Cape Town Speech

Former South African president Nelson Mandela died today at the age of 95.<p>In 1990, the anti-apartheid activist and first black president of South Africa delivered this famous speech in Cape Town after his release from decades in prison. The speech is still widely quoted today.<p>Watch the incredible …

Obituary: Nelson Mandela

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1034000/1034479_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524719361_b5595043f5adcc45bcffb1f64dbf82a0<p><b>To those who observed him closely, Nelson Mandela always carried himself as one who was born to lead.</b><p>As his former cellmate and long time friend, …

Nelson Mandela Speeches: Remembering Madiba In His Own Words

<i>Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities and led his continent into a new era, has died at age 95.</i><p>World leader, civil rights icon, South African hero, Nelson Mandela will be remembered not only through the millions of lives he …

Nelson Mandela | A remembrance

I was an 8-year-old boy growing up in Cape Town in the shadow of Table Mountain when Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was found guilty of treason in the winter of 1964, and escaping the gallows, was sentenced to life in prison.<p>As a privileged white child, I was unaware of the significance of what had …

Spiritual Quotes Of Nelson Mandela, Champion Of The Human Spirit

Nelson Mandela has died, but the power of his spirit will endure forever.<p>Mandela was a key leader in the liberation of South Africa, and his struggle included 27 years in prison. Eventually elected President, the peaceful yet powerful way that Nelson Mandela freed South Africa from apartheid …

See Nelson Mandela's 'I Am Prepared To Die' Speech, Which Put Him In Prison For 27 Years

Before he was sentenced, he made a famous "speech from the dock," which ends with the words — in reference to his ideals and his country — "I am prepared to die."<p>The Mandela Foundation describes the trial this way:<p>In the Rivonia Trial Mr Mandela chose, instead of testifying, to make a speech from …

Mandela: A Rare Success As Liberation Leader And President

There are many examples of triumphant liberation leaders and successful political leaders, but it's rare to find someone who has managed the transition from one to the other.<p>George Washington did it in the 18th century. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk of Turkey did it after World War I. And Nelson …

Mandela left his mark on Canada

Nelson Mandela addressed the joint houses of Parliament in Ottawa twice, was awarded the Order of Canada, granted honorary citizenship and danced before 45,000 school children.