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#Nelson Mandela

# nelson-mandela - Friday 6 December, 2013

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.”

# nelson-mandela - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Obama: "He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages." Nelson Mandela This post contains videos

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”.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

The death of Nelson Mandela has dominated today’s headlines. Barack Obama said the leader had achieved “more than could be expected of any man”.

Nelson Mandela: Prisoner, president and father of 'Rainbow Nation'

The former president of South Africa, who spent 27 years in prison, inspired a nation and the world.

# nelson-mandela - Monday 18 November, 2013

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.

# nelson-mandela - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Today everyone’s talking about girl, one, falling to her death, David Frost’s death, sarin gas used in Syria and Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital.

George H.W. Bush spokesman apologises in Mandela 'death' gaffe

Bush spokesman Jim McGrath circulated a prepared statement expressing Bush’s sorrow at the “death” of Mandela.

Confirmed: Nelson Mandela leaves hospital and returns home

The 95-year-old legend’s condition has been described as ‘critical and, at times, unstable’.

# nelson-mandela - Saturday 31 August, 2013

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.

# nelson-mandela - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Mandela occasionally 'unstable' but showing resilience

A statement from the South African president today said 95-year-old Mandela remains in a critical but stable condition.

# nelson-mandela - Monday 22 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the Royal baby, a judgment against a government minister and tragedy on the roads and in the water.

Nelson Mandela showing 'sustained improvement'

The latest statement from the Office of the Presidency in South Africa says the 95-year-old is still in a critical condition.

# nelson-mandela - Thursday 18 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# nelson-mandela - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Nelson Mandela 'responding to treatment'

The 94-year-old has been in hospital for over a month.

# nelson-mandela - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# nelson-mandela - Thursday 4 July, 2013

President Zuma: 'Doctors deny Mandela is in a vegetative state'

Earlier, media reports suggested that doctors had suggested turning off the former leader’s life support.

Doctors advised family to turn off Nelson Mandela's life support

The advice is contained in legal documents dated 26 June.

Nelson Mandela still 'critical but stable' in hospital

Meanwhile, a bitter family feud continues to be played out in public, complete with allegations of adultery, grave tampering and siblings born out of wedlock.

# nelson-mandela - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Mandela grandson ordered to return disputed family remains

More than a dozen members of the revered former South African leader’s family had backed the court effort to have the remains returned.

Shops cashing in on Mandela illness with merchandise

Shoppers are now buying books about his life in bulk as well as t-shirts sporting his apartheid prison number and portraits.

# nelson-mandela - Monday 1 July, 2013

Mandela family tries to end gravesite row

The anti-apartheid hero is ill in hospital in South Africa, but a family feud is said to have broken out over his burial site.

# nelson-mandela - Saturday 29 June, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added deadly science tricks

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Obama to meet Mandela's family - but won't visit him in hospital

Barack and Michelle Obama will meet privately with members of Mandela’s family to offer their thoughts and prayers, a US official said.

# nelson-mandela - Friday 28 June, 2013

Obama flies to South Africa hoping to pay homage to Mandela

The US president is unlikely to meet his “personal hero”, the former South African leader who is still critically ill in hospital.

# nelson-mandela - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Watch the animated life and times of Nelson Mandela Madiba This post contains videos

Watch the animated life and times of Nelson Mandela

A series of animated videos tell the story of Madiba’s life, from birth to today.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Nelson Mandela's condition 'improved during the night'

The anti-apartheid legend was visited by the current South African president earlier today.

SA President cancels business trip to be near an ailing Mandela

An Australian minister has apologised for making a serious gaffe, telling a business dinner Mandela had died.

# nelson-mandela - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Reports: Nelson Mandela 'on life support'

The former President of South Africa was admitted to hospital due to recurring lung problems.

South African archbishop prays for a 'peaceful end' for Mandela

Nelson Mandela is being treated in a hospital in Pretoria for a recurring lung infection.

# nelson-mandela - Monday 24 June, 2013

South Africa prays for Madiba: former president still 'critical' in Pretoria hospital

The 94-year-old has been in hospital since 8 June.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

# nelson-mandela - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Nelson Mandela's condition 'has become critical' in the past 24 hours

President Jacob Zuma has issued a statement this evening.

# nelson-mandela - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Nelson Mandela's ambulance broke down on way to hospital

South African president Jacob Zuma confirmed the incident this morning, but said the 94-year-old former president suffered no harm.

# nelson-mandela - Friday 21 June, 2013

From The42 18 images that will remind you how amazing the Special Olympics opening ceremony was SOI

18 images that will remind you how amazing the Special Olympics opening ceremony was

It’s 10 years ago today since the 2003 Games got going at Croke Park.

# nelson-mandela - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Mandela's health improving as he 'engages with his family'

Jacob Zuma has again sought the prayers of South Africans, in wishing the state’s former president a happy Father’s Day.

# nelson-mandela - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

49 years to the day since he was imprisoned, Mandela begins fifth day in hospital

The anti-apartheid leader’s condition continues to be described as “very serious but stable”.

# nelson-mandela - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Nelson Mandela's condition unchanged as he faces fourth day in hospital

South Africans are being urged to ‘let go’ of their former leader as his condition remains unchanged.

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