Nelson Mandela

News, photos, facts, speeches, biography and more on the ex-South African President

Naomi Campbell shares touching birthday tribute to Nelson Mandela

Naomi Campbell always regarded Nelson Mandela like a grandfather. On what would have been his 96th birthday on July 18, the supermodel paid tribute to the late great anti-Apartheid hero on her instagram...

'Photos can lie': Michelle Obama was not unhappy during Nelson Mandela 'selfie', photographer says

Michelle Obama's stern expression during a picture of Barack Obama, David Cameron and Denmark's Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela's memorial was captured "by chance", and she...

Naomi's tears for Nelson: supermodel bids farewell to iconic leader

With tears falling down her face, Naomi Campbell said goodbye to her 'honourary grandfather', Nelson Mandela. The British supermodel was visibly upset as she left the Union Buildings in Pretoria,...

World leaders and celebrities remember Nelson Mandela at joyous memorial service

As he did in life, in death Nelson Mandela has united people from all walks of life, race and political opinion. At his rainswept memorial service in South Africa royalty, world leaders,...

Honouring the life of Nelson Mandela: the memorial service in pictures

Tens of thousands gathered in the rainswept Soweto Stadium in South Africa's Johannesburg on Tuesday to honour Nelson Mandela, revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle and one of the towering political...

Charlize Theron, Bono and Naomi Campbell pay respects to Nelson Mandela at uplifting memorial service

More than any other politician of ages past or present, Nelson Mandela was able to call the biggest celebrities in the world his friends. On Tuesday, a roll call of famous faces, led by Charlize Theron,...

Nelson Mandela: The life and times of a hero

For more than half a century, the name of Nelson Mandela was synonymous with the struggle against inequality and unflinching dignity in the face of tyranny.  The South African leader was a...

Prince Charles will represent the Queen at state funeral for Nelson Mandela

Prince Charles will represent the Queen at the funeral of Nelson Mandela in the remote village of Qunu, where the iconic late leader grew up, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. The 87-year-old monarch will...

South Africa and the world mourns the passing of a icon

South Africans have gathered in Johannesburg and Soweto to mourn their former leader Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday aged 95. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY There was dancing and singing...

William and Kate pay tribute to 'extraordinary and inspiring' Nelson Mandela

Upon hearing the news of Nelson Mandela's death at the premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Prince William and Kate Middleton released a statement paying tribute to the "extraordinary and...

Nelson Mandela 'passed on peacefully' aged 95

Nelson Mandela has "passed on peacefully" aged 95. The anti-Apartheid hero passed away in his Johannesburg home on 5 December "surrounded by close family". He had been suffering from...

Freedom fighter Nelson Mandela's most famous quotes

Nelson Mandela combined a lawyer's intellect with the wisdom of a tribal elder — click on photo below for his most famous quotes. When he spoke quietly, firmly and with a ramrod bearing...

Nelson Mandela putting up a 'courageous' fight from his 'deathbed' says daughter

Anti-apartheid legend Nelson Mandela is still fighting for his life, said his daughter. Makaziwe Mandela told South Africa television that the country's former president is "still with us, strong,...

Nelson Mandela leaves hospital to resume treatment at home

Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital and is now back at his home in Johannesburg, where he is said to be in a "critical" condition. Despite denying that the 95-year-old...

Supporters celebrate Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday as he remains in hospital

Nelson Mandela is spending his 95th birthday in hospital as he recovers from a recurring lung infection. The former president of South Africa is said to remain in a critical condition but has made "remarkable...

Nelson Mandela spends birthday and wedding anniversary with Graça Machel, the wife who will never give up on him

As Nelson Mandela celebrates his 95th birthday in hospital on 18 July many will put his against-the-odds survival down to his indomitable will. The great man himself might be inclined to cite the...

Nelson Mandela 'will go back home' says former South African President

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki has said that he believes Nelson Mandela will soon return home from the Pretoria hospital where he has been for the past five weeks. "I am quite certain...



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