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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Madiba

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# Long Walk
On this day 25 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked free
After 26 years in prison, Mandela called for peace.
# Nelson Mandela
Mandela widow gives up her right to half his estate
She does, however, get four properties, cars, artwork and jewellery in lieu.
# Paternity
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.
# Madiba
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.
# South Africa
"It's a scandal": Claims Mandela funds were used to print ANC t-shirts
Opposition parties in South Africa are demanding an investigation.
# rabbit ears
Artists ordered to remove rabbit from Mandela statue's ear
The artists say that the rabbit is “their trademark”.
# Branding
Mandela's name will live on - but will it be commercialised?
As South Africa settled into first week after Madiba’s funeral, fears grow that his legacy might be exploited.
# Madiba
Lockdown at Mandela's boyhood village for funeral
Dignitaries and family descend on Qunu as South African icon arrives at final resting place.
# South Africa
Desmond Tutu says he will attend Mandela funeral after all
The peace icon had said he had not been invited to his old friend’s burial – but now says he will be going after all.
# South Africa
Gerry Adams picked for guard of honour for Mandela
The Sinn Féin president said he was honoured and privileged to be chosen to take part in the ceremony in South Africa.
# Madiba
Giant statue of Nelson Mandela goes up in Pretoria
The latest tribute to Madiba stands proud in front of Union buildings.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Today everybody’s talking about the sale of Bord Gáis Energy, garda recruitment and the response of the ‘fake’ deaf interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial.
# Mandela memorial
'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.
# CONFIRMED
Deaf interpreter at Mandela's memorial was a fake
The deaf community in South Africa is outraged by the error.
# Mandela
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.
# News Fix
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…
# Political Football
Galatasaray fans shame football authorities over Drogba's Mandela tribute
The Gala fans backed their star striker and Emmanuel Eboue tonight.
# Madiba
"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.
# bless the rains
US network plays Toto's Africa over Mandela memorial footage
The station has been criticised for its decision.
# Selfie Style
PIC: Has Eamon Gilmore just done a selfie in South Africa?
So, the Tánaiste does selfies… we think.
# South Africa
LIVE: The Rainbow Nation says goodbye to its founding father
Up to 100 world leaders and 80,000 people are expected at the FNB Stadium today.
# Long Goodbye
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.
# News Fix
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’…
# Madiba
Obama and Castro to deliver eulogies at Mandela memorial service
Heads of state and government have been arriving ahead of tomorrow’s State Memorial Service. President Michael D Higgins is representing Ireland.
# Mandela in Ireland
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.
# Tribute
Dunnes Stores strikers to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral
Nelson Mandela met with the Dunnes Stores strikers after his release in 1990 and said that their stand helped keep him going during his imprisonment.
# up close
Madiba: The last official portrait
Nelson Mandela’s last official photoshoot caught him in reflective mood. The portrait sold for charity just days before he died.
# Madiba
Mandela was only taken off US terrorism watchlist in 2008
South Africa’s apartheid regime designated the African National Congress as a terrorist organisation as it fought against racial segregation.
# invictus
8 pictures and videos that prove Nelson Mandela was a sporting icon
From inspiring a nation to Rugby World Cup success to his stunning appearance at the 2003 Special Olympics.
# Mandela in Ireland
'We are in struggle because we value life and love all humanity': Mandela's address to the Dáil
Freed from prison six months earlier, Mandela made a stirring speech to the Dáil in that glorious summer of 1990. Here’s what he said.
# Power of Sport
18 years ago, Mandela wore a Springbok jersey to present the Rugby World Cup
“We didn’t have 60,000 South Africans, we had 43 million South Africans” – Francois Pienaar.
# Madiba
A world mourns: Memories of Mandela grace the front pages
“We thank God for you, Madiba. May you rest in peace and rise in glory.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu
# Mandela
The New Yorker honours Nelson Mandela with striking cover image
RIP.
# Madiba
Nelson Mandela: A life in pictures
The former president of South Africa, who spent 27 years in prison, has died.
# Madiba
In pictures: Mandela's Irish visits
The South African leader visited Ireland on three occasions, most recently for the Special Olympics in 2003.
# Madiba
"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…
# Mandela
South African Government confirms death of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela — South African icon — has died aged 95, current president Jacob Zuma has confirmed tonight.
# Madiba
Nelson Mandela still 'quite ill' and cannot talk
The South African’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela spoke to a local newspaper about the former president’s condition.
# Madiba
Confirmed: Nelson Mandela leaves hospital and returns home
The 95-year-old legend’s condition has been described as ‘critical and, at times, unstable’.
# Madiba
Update: Nelson Mandela still in hospital, earlier reports 'incorrect'
Reports this morning suggested that the 95-year-old has left hospital almost three months after being admitted.