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Oprah Shares Her Favorite Story About Nelson Mandela

Actor Idris Elba says that while preparing to play former South African President Nelson Mandela in the movie <i>Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom</i>, he read a …

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Words to Live By: The Mandela Manual

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

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 …

Bono Honors The Man Who Could Not Cry

As an activist I have pretty much been doing what Nelson Mandela tells me since I was a teenager. He has been a forceful presence in my life going …

The Indispensable Man: Nelson Mandela (1918–2013)

No one is indispensable. Yet history is full of individuals whose absence or presence changed the course of human events and altered the fate of …

Freeman: How I Got to Play the Hero

With the passing of Nelson Mandela, we have a chance to put the idea of a true hero in perspective. Actually, calling Mandela a hero falls woefully …

South Africa Faces Difficulties After Mandela

Nelson Mandela, the African freedom fighter who followed his long struggle against racist rule in South Africa with resolute reconciliation with his …

TIME Honors Nelson Mandela with Commemorative Issue

TIME is releasing a special issue on Nelson Mandela commemorating his life in words and pictures, including tributes by Richard Stengel, Bono and …

Celebrities React To Mandela’s Passing

https://twitter.com/LeBronJames/status/408726597487718402<p>From boxing legend Muhammad Ali:<p>“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Mandela. His was …

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> …

Nelson Mandela’s Extraordinary Life: An Interactive Timeline

By TIME Staff Dec. 05, 2013

Paul Kagame on Nelson Mandela: a Politician Capable of the Remarkable

Few were less comfortable with the prospect of sainthood than Nelson Mandela himself. “One issue that deeply worried me in prison,” he wrote in …

World Leaders Mourn the Death of Nelson Mandela

U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the nation Thursday after the death of Nelson Mandela, heralding South Africa’s inspirational freedom fighter: …

Nelson Mandela TIME Covers Throughout the Years

In the walk-up to Nelson Mandela’s release from prison after 27 years on Feb. 11, 1990, this article kicked off with key questions about South …

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 …