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South Africa's week of mourning for 'outstanding son' Mandela

South Africa is set for a week of mourning after the death of Nelson Mandela, the most universally loved and revered leader in history, through a series of events to celebrate his life.<p>The president, Jacob Zuma, announced an extended schedule of activities, befitting Mandela's status as South …

A Leader and a Champion

<i>In 1995, Francois Pienaar led host country South Africa to victory in the Rugby World Cup. Mandela famously used the tournament to reach out to South</i> …

Will the World See Another Mandela?

The South African's distinctive model of transformative leadership<p>The great ones, it often seems, hand off the mantle of greatness to each other. Nelson Mandela, in his 1994 autobiography <i>Long Walk to Freedom</i>, described how Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in 1941 helped change his life and …

Nelson Mandela remembered: revolutionary, statesman, politician

Nelson Mandela

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It took 22 years for a generation to see this picture of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s image is now ubiquitous. But after his imprisonment in 1964, it was illegal to photograph or republish a photo of the political prisoner in South Africa. Thus, a generation of apartheid South Africans grew up without Mandela—or at least all the photos of him flashing before us now …

Nelson Mandela: The 27 prison years

During Nelson Mandela's 27 years behind bars, he became the world's most famous political prisoner.<p>Mike Wooldridge looks back on the time he spent in jail.

Robben Island: Nelson Mandela's Prison Home

A detention cell at the Robben Island prison that once held Nelson Mandela. 1992<br>Koto Bolofo<p>1 of 12<p>Relentlessly pounded by the angry surf and chilled …

Nelson Mandela: Letters to Loved Ones From Prison

In the 27 years that Nelson Mandela spent imprisoned in South Africa, he wrote letters to his loved ones.<p>Razia Saleh of the Nelson Mandela Foundation …

Here's The Infamous 1962 Document Committing Mandela To Prison

Former South African president Nelson Mandela died today at the age of 95.<p>Mandela led an incredible life, which included a 27-year incarceration.<p>This is the document that committed Mandela to prison on a sabotage conviction for a string of bombings on government buildings, perpetrated by the …

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Inside The Tiny Prison Cell That Held Nelson Mandela For Nearly 20 Years

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died today at the age of 95, after succumbing to a long battle with a lung infection.<p>He served as the first black president of South Africa and brought an end to apartheid, but his story of struggle began decades before — when he was arrested and …

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Nelson Mandela: Early Life

Credits: Story<p>Photographer — <b>Ardon Bar Hama</b><br>Photographer — <b>Matthew Willman</b><br>Reasearch & Curation — <b>Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory Staff</b><p>Credits: All …

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 …

RT @johannesmyburgh: Few 100 pple outside Mandela's Joburg home. Singing struggle songs & dancing. A celebration, rather than mourning http://t.co/ce6YuQz0Pb

RT @AndreaWoo: The Globe's Africa correspondent @geoffreyyork tweeting from outside Nelson Mandela's home. http://t.co/gRZpC6XHXJ

BBC Breaking News on Twitter: "Large crowd gathers outside Nelson Mandela's home singing liberation songs from apartheid era http://t.co/zWKvVHvhLS http://t.co/IhIWVpgGTH"

Replying to @<b>BBCBreaking</b><p>@<b>BBCBreaking</b> @<b>honeykalaria</b> MEMORY AND RESPECT FOR NELSON MANDELA ! . Good luck for All from Polandpic.twitter.com/JwJDH3K1Hl<p>0 …

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

A look back at the life and career of Nelson Mandela. Narrated by TIME's former managing editor, Richard Stengel

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

Bank of America says Bitcoin could become a 'major means of payment'

Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch issued the bank's first research report today on Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, concluding that the currency has the potential to become a "major means of payment for e-commerce" as well as a "serious competitor to …