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Mandela

# mandela - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Families of women claiming to be Mandela’s daughters not seeking inheritance

The two women were reportedly born during Mandela’s stormy marriage to Mase, with whom he had four children.

# mandela - Monday 3 February, 2014

Mandela’s €3 million will revealed: Staff members, family and the ANC all benefit

Close members of the leader’s staff will be awarded around €3,000 each. There is a 90 day period in which the will can be contested.

# mandela - Saturday 25 January, 2014

“It’s a scandal”: Claims Mandela funds were used to print ANC t-shirts

Opposition parties in South Africa are demanding an investigation.

# mandela - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Artists ordered to remove rabbit from Mandela statue’s ear

The artists say that the rabbit is “their trademark”.

# mandela - Sunday 15 December, 2013

‘Go well, Madiba’:Nelson Mandela laid to rest in South Africa

Songs and speeches rang across the rural village of Qunu this morning as a nation said its final farewell.

Column: Goodbye Mandela. Now it is up to us.

Mandela was was rare role model for many, a man who was unafraid to speak truth to power, writes Ruairí McKiernan, who says the challenge now is for us to remember him by taking action.

Lockdown at Mandela’s boyhood village for funeral Madiba This post contains images

Lockdown at Mandela’s boyhood village for funeral

Dignitaries and family descend on Qunu as South African icon arrives at final resting place.

# mandela - Saturday 14 December, 2013

New gardai, dirty water and Roses: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of households in Ireland receive some sort of social welfare payment?

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# mandela - Friday 13 December, 2013

Giant statue of Nelson Mandela goes up in Pretoria

The latest tribute to Madiba stands proud in front of Union buildings.

# mandela - Thursday 12 December, 2013

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

‘Fake’ deaf interpreter at Mandela memorial says he had ‘schizophrenic episode’

“There was nothing I could do. I was alone in a very dangerous situation,” Thamasanqa Jantjie has told a South African newspaper.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# mandela - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Mandela’s body lying in state after solemn journey through Pretoria

Madiba will lie in state for three days in Pretoria where heads of state, celebrities and the general public will view the open casket.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# mandela - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s been talking about the memorial service for ‘Madiba’, new Church abuse reports and budget overruns at the HSE…

South Africans honour “giant of history”, Madiba

The life of the Father of the Nation was remembered by a crowd including almost 100 dignitaries in Johannesburg today.

From The Score Galatasaray fans shame football authorities over Drogba’s Mandela tribute Political Football

Galatasaray fans shame football authorities over Drogba’s Mandela tribute

The Gala fans backed their star striker and Emmanuel Eboue tonight.

“Slán abhaile, Madiba” – TDs pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

Party leaders were given time to speak today in the chamber in memory of the South African leader.

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From The Daily Edge US network plays Toto’s Africa over Mandela memorial footage Bless The Rains

US network plays Toto’s Africa over Mandela memorial footage

The station has been criticised for its decision.

PHOTO: Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban president Raul Castro

The moment is a significant one in US-Cuban relations.

PIC: Has Eamon Gilmore just done a selfie in South Africa?

So, the Tánaiste does selfies… we think.

Column: The equality struggle didn’t end with Mandela’s prison release, it must continue

Mandela did not topple white rule single-handedly – nor did he ever claim to, writes David Cronin, who says that while he retains a deep admiration for Mandela, he did turn his back on some of his beliefs.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

More than 80,000 to attend memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg

Here’s what else will happen in South Africa this week as the country says goodbye to its former leader.

# mandela - Monday 9 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s been talking about the resignation of the CRC boss, the major jobs announcement in Limerick and tomorrow’s service for ‘Madiba’…

A piece of history: Mandela’s handwritten notes on speech he gave in Dublin 23 years ago

Mandela noted the success the Irish soccer team in handwritten notes on a speech he gave at Dublin’s Mansion House in July 1990.

From The Score ‘It’s amazing what sport can do’: Muller looks back on Mandela’s World Cup More Than Sport

‘It’s amazing what sport can do’: Muller looks back on Mandela’s World Cup

The Ulster captain looks back on the moment Pienaar and Mandela met on the field.

# mandela - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Lisa McInerney: The Paris-Mandela hoax is a perfect sign of the times

Is it just a readiness to believe the worst, born of begrudgery, that allows us to fall for outrageous celebrity quotes?

‘A long life lived with passion and commitment’ – Dublin tribute to Mandela

A ‘day of prayer’ is being held today in South Africa and the former president’s family has said “the pillar of the family is gone”.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# mandela - Friday 6 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

The death of Nelson Mandela has dominated headlines worldwide today…

From The Score The 16th Man: ESPN’s documentary on Mandela and the World Cup that united South Africa Documentary

The 16th Man: ESPN’s documentary on Mandela and the World Cup that united South Africa

How hosting and winning the 1995 Rugby World Cup helped to transform post-apartheid South Africa.

Higgins to attend Mandela service, as funeral plans confirmed RIP

Higgins to attend Mandela service, as funeral plans confirmed

South Africa has declared a period of mourning all next week. Here at home, books of condolence have been opened in honour of the iconic leader.

From The Daily Edge The New Yorker honours Nelson Mandela with striking cover image Mandela
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Nelson Mandela: A life in pictures Madiba This post contains images

Nelson Mandela: A life in pictures

The former president of South Africa, who spent 27 years in prison, has died.

In pictures: Mandela’s Irish visits

The South African leader visited Ireland on three occasions, most recently for the Special Olympics in 2003.

“He taught us how to come together and believe in ourselves”: The world reacts to Mandela’s death

From Obama, Clinton and Ban Ki-moon to Bill Gates, Bono and Pelé — figures from around the world have been paying tribute…

President Higgins: ‘A tower of inspiration for all those struggling for justice’

“Lives around the world have been changed forever, and hopes kindled, by his transformational life and enduring legacy.”

# mandela - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Obama: “He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages.”

Speaking from the White House, the US President said the anti-apartheid hero had achieved “more than could be expected of any man”.

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