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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Mandela

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Voices
Mandela and 'the unbreakable bonds of friendship and solidarity' with Ireland
Tánaiste Simon Coveney on why Dublin is the perfect venue to celebrate Madiba’s struggle – and why Ireland will co-host Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at UN this autumn.
# life and achievements
An Post issues stamps honouring Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela
The stamps were designed by Dublin-based design studio Aad.
# South Africa
Nelson Mandela's grandson charged with child rape
Mbuso Mandela is accused of raping a 15-year-old in a restaurant.
# mandela day
This Google Doodle tribute to Mandela will hit you right in the feels
This is the first Mandela Day since the death of the South African leader and would have been his 96th birthday.
# Vote
African National Congress look set to dominate elections in South Africa
The party has 56 percent of the vote, down signficantly from the 66 percent it won at the last election.
# 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”.
# nelson's column
Millennium Spire could be renamed in honour of Mandela
Councillors meet this afternoon to consider the proposal…
# Mandela
‘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.
Voices
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.
# Madiba
Lockdown at Mandela's boyhood village for funeral
Dignitaries and family descend on Qunu as South African icon arrives at final resting place.
# Prime Numbers
New gardai, dirty water and Roses: The week in numbers
Plus: What percentage of households in Ireland receive some sort of social welfare payment?
# Madiba
Giant statue of Nelson Mandela goes up in Pretoria
The latest tribute to Madiba stands proud in front of Union buildings.
# 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.
# 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…
# South Africa
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.
# 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.
# US-Cuba relations
PHOTO: Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban president Raul Castro
The moment is a significant one in US-Cuban relations.
# Selfie Style
PIC: Has Eamon Gilmore just done a selfie in South Africa?
So, the Tánaiste does selfies… we think.
Voices
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.
# 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’…
# 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.
# 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.
Voices
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?
# Mandela
'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”.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
The death of Nelson Mandela has dominated headlines worldwide today…
# 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.
# 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.