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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, dies aged 95

Nelson Mandela, the towering figure of Africa's struggle for freedom and a hero to millions around the world, has died at the age of 95.<p>South Africa's first black president died in the company of his family at home in Johannesburg after years of declining health that had caused him to withdraw from …

Obama Expected To Travel To South Africa For Nelson Mandela Funeral

President Barack Obama will likely travel to South Africa to mourn the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, a White House official told ABC News on Thursday.<p><i>More from the Associated Press:</i><p>Counting himself among the millions influenced by Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama …

Nelson Mandela, 1918–2013: Remembering an Icon of Freedom

Nelson Mandela was always uncomfortable talking about his own death. But not because he was afraid or in doubt. He was uncomfortable because he …

Nelson Mandela dies at 95

South African president Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying, "We've lost our greatest son."<p>Mandela's death …

Nelson Mandela in Pictures

Nelson Mandela: A look back

POLITICO rounds up career highlights and praise U.S. politicans had for the former South Africa president and anti-apartheid leader.<p>12/05/2013 04:50 PM EST

With Mandela, the unsurprising is still a shock

I was drifting off to sleep when my cell phone screen lit up.<p>“We may want to talk to you about Mandela,” said a message.<p>Semi-lucid, I typed “Mandela” into my phone’s web browser. But I already knew what I was about to find.<p>Nelson Mandela was dead.<p>The abruptness of being suddenly awoken only added …

FW de Klerk: world has lost a great unifier with Nelson Mandela's death

FW de Klerk, the South African president under whom Nelson Mandela was released from prison, has said his country and the world have lost "a great unifier".<p>De Klerk shared the Nobel peace prize with Mandela in 1993 for brokering the end of apartheid and, when the ANC leader was elected president in …

Nelson Mandela's death: the newspaper front pages – in pictures

How papers, magazines and websites around the world marked the death of Nelson Mandela Continue reading...

Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95

Larry King on Twitter: "Of all the interviews I've done Nelson Mandela ranks among the top-he was so eloquent & classy http://t.co/ZOriOUfzOz http://t.co/kPwO9QvVGl"

Nelson Mandela's companions on the long walk to freedom

In the last dark days of apartheid Nelson Mandela was the name that became known to people across the world. But around him was a cast of characters of all colours and motivations: fellow struggle veterans, exiles, rival black politicians and white liberals and hardliners seeking to placate or …

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Nelson Mandela: An Indispensable Life in Pictures

Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in the village of Mviza in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. His father was a counselor to<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Eyedea …

WATCH: Nelson Mandela’s First TV Interview

A young Nelson Mandela speaks with a reporter in his first televised interview while in hiding from the South African authorities after the 1961 …

How Prison Changed Nelson Mandela

Former TIME Managing Editor Rick Stengel talks about the time he spent working with Mandela on his autobiography 'Long Walk to Freedom.'

Nelson Mandela As Portrayed In Movies, From Danny Glover To Idris Elba

The news of Nelson Mandela's death at age 95 has prompted tributes devoted to every aspect of the former South African president's life. Like most major news events, popular culture is not excluded. The past several years have seen a throng of movies that brought Mandela's story to both the big and …

Nelson Mandela's death leaves South Africa wondering where to go next

The death of Nelson Mandela will shake South Africa to its core, no less than the deaths of John F Kennedy and Diana, Princess of Wales delivered shell-shocked newscasters, public demonstrations of grief and interrogations of the American and British psyches. That death in old age does not fit the …

In pictures: The world's media remember Nelson Mandela

Media around the world commemorate the South African anti-apartheid leader after his death on Dec. 5, 2013.