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#Nelson Mandela

# nelson-mandela - Monday 10 June, 2013

Nelson Mandela's condition remains the same, serious but stable

It marks the second hospitalisation in as many months for the frail anti-apartheid hero, who will turn 95 in July.

# nelson-mandela - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Prayers for Mandela as country urged to 'let him go'

It is the fourth hospital stay since December for Mandela, who turns 95 next month.

# nelson-mandela - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Mandela back in hospital in 'serious but stable' condition

It marks the second hospitalisation in as many months for the frail anti-apartheid hero, who will turn 95 in July.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the weekend, and here are nine things you should know.

# nelson-mandela - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Outraged South Africans condemn Mandela 'exploitation' after photocall South Africa This post contains videos

Outraged South Africans condemn Mandela 'exploitation' after photocall

A frail looking Nelson Mandela was visited by president Jacob Zuma yesterday – his first public appearance in nine months.

# nelson-mandela - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital

The 94-year-old will now receive home-based care.

# nelson-mandela - Saturday 30 March, 2013

The Evening with added Justin Bieber's monkey

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

Nelson Mandela 'comfortable and responding to treatment'

The former SA president is now breathing without difficulty.

# nelson-mandela - Friday 29 March, 2013

Mandela in 'good spirits' despite hospital stay

The former South African president is receiving treatment for a lung infection.

# nelson-mandela - Thursday 28 March, 2013

'The country must not panic, Mandela is fine' - Zuma reassures South Africa

Concerns have been raised about the hospitalisation of South Africa’s anti-apartheid leader and former president Nelson Mandela earlier today.

Mandela back in hospital with recurrent lung infection

It is the second time that the former South African president has been hospitalised this month.

# nelson-mandela - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Back to work: Here are the stories you missed over Christmas and New Year

Many of us are returning to work for the first time tomorrow following the festive period. Here is a round-up of the news stories you may have missed. You are welcome.

The Evening Fix... now with added Ireland seen from space

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

Doctors say Mandela has recovered - president

Jacob Zuma said that 94-year-old Mandela has recovered from a surgical procedure and lung infection.

# nelson-mandela - Monday 31 December, 2012

Clinton most admired woman in US for 17th time

First Lady Michelle Obama came second to Clinton.

# nelson-mandela - Friday 28 December, 2012

Mandela 'doing great' says family, denies he was 'sent home to die'

The former South African president was released from hospital earlier this week following a three week stay where he was treated for a lung infection and gallstones.

# nelson-mandela - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital in South Africa

The 94-year-old former leader was admitted to hospital three weeks ago for treatment for a recurring lung infection.

# nelson-mandela - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Mandela responding to treatment for lung infection

The 94-year-old former president of South Africa has had longstanding lung problems.

# nelson-mandela - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Nelson Mandela 'comfortable' after night in hospital

The 94-year-old former president, known as ‘Madiba’, was admitted to hospital yesterday for what were described as “normal” tests for a man of his age.

# nelson-mandela - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Divided South Africa honours Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday

The South African statesman had a quiet day at home, while South Africans concentrated on projects for the needy.

The Evening Fix: Wednesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# nelson-mandela - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

From The42 Mandela to be feted at Tour de France Tribute

Mandela to be feted at Tour de France

The former South Africa president is 94 years old this week.

From The42 Woods, Ferguson heap praise on Mandela Respect

Woods, Ferguson heap praise on Mandela

Rio Ferdinand and Luke Donald also paid tribute to the ex-South African president.

# nelson-mandela - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

The Wire star to take up Nelson Mandela role in May

British actor Idris Elba – best known as Stringer Bell in HBO TV series – is to star in Long Walk to Freedom.

# nelson-mandela - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Mandela leaves hospital following treatment for stomach complaint

The 93-year-old former South African president was admitted to hospital yesterday.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am including: Syria goes to the polls; Fianna Fáil complains to RTÉ and the Sun on Sunday is launched…

# nelson-mandela - Saturday 25 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Your essential round-up of all the day’s main news and the bits and bobs that you may have missed.

Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital with stomach complaint

The former South African president is reported to be in a stable condition after undergoing surgery.

# nelson-mandela - Saturday 11 February, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest stories – plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

# nelson-mandela - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

From The42 Mandela's daughter owes €5.7m over failed Pacquiao/Mayweather fight Pay Up

Mandela's daughter owes €5.7m over failed Pacquiao/Mayweather fight

An LA court has reportedly ruled that Zindziswa Mandela must stump up the sum to an American boxing promoter.

# nelson-mandela - Friday 30 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s Fix: Smacking ban could be on the way; how Ireland looked from abroad in 2011; and the unfortunate power of Twitter…

# nelson-mandela - Friday 9 December, 2011

From The42 The Magnificent Seven: Croke Park memories Hallowed Turf This post contains videos

The Magnificent Seven: Croke Park memories

On a week when American football delegates revealed just how impressed they were on their visit to Croke Park, we look back at some of our favourite memories from Headquarters.

# nelson-mandela - Monday 18 July, 2011

Gallery: The life and times of Nelson Mandela Mandela Day This post contains images

Gallery: The life and times of Nelson Mandela

As the world celebrates Mandela Day, takes a look at the South African icon’s incredible life.

# nelson-mandela - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Mandela charity ex-chief innocent in 'blood diamond' case

Supermodel Naomi Campbell testified that she gave stones – believed to have come from ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor, who is being tried for war crimes – to the former head of Nelson Mandela’s children’s charity in 1997.

# nelson-mandela - Thursday 24 February, 2011

Ten things you should know about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi

What you need to know about one of the world’s longest serving leaders.

# nelson-mandela - Friday 28 January, 2011

Nelson Mandela released from hospital

South African fears for Mandela’s health eased when news broke the 92-year-old had been released from hospital and was “well”.

# nelson-mandela - Monday 11 October, 2010

New letters show Nelson Mandela's prison anguish

Publication of new memoirs reveal depths of South African leader’s agony during his incarceration.

# nelson-mandela - Thursday 5 August, 2010

FORMER PSNI ASSISTANT chief constable Peter Sheridan has suggested it’s time for Northern Ireland to set up a truth commission. Sheridan’s suggestion came after Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness met with loyalist paramilitary figures at a public event in west Belfast.

Sheridan says that people are ready to accept each other, without having to agree with each other.

Truth commissions have been set up in around 30 countries to date, according to Amnesty International. They give people from all sides of a dispute an opportunity to speak about the violence and crimes they have suffered or committed during a particular period.

A truth commission might be able to ascertain the locations of the remains of victims of violence, which have not yet been located.

Three countries which have used the truth commission process as a means of overcoming years of violence:

1. South Africa:

A truth commission to investigate the effects of apartheid was set up by President Nelson Mandela and former Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 1995. The victims and perpetrators of violence were invited to give statements, and people could seek amnesty from prosecution.

After the commission had finished, some said the opportunity to give and receive apologies for violence was a reconciliatory approach to human rights violations. Others criticised the commission’s amnesty clause, saying it meant that some people were never prosecuted for their crimes.

2. East Timor

A truth commission was established in East Timor in 2001 by the UN transitional administration to investigate human rights violations committed between April 1974 and October 1999.

The final report recommended not punishing those responsible for violence, but instead to encourage people to work for community reconciliation by being open with each other about how they had felt during the years of violence.

3. Panama

Panama‘s truth commission ran for a year and three months from January 2001, and focused on human rights abuses during General Torrijos’s reign and that of his successor, General Noriega.

Torrijos seized power in 1968 via a military takeover. The commission concluded that the military regimes had engaged in torture, and discovered 24 graves of people killed during the dictatorships.

# nelson-mandela - Sunday 18 July, 2010

NELSON MANDELA turns 92 today, with thousands expected to attend a state party at the Mvezo Multi Purpose Centre, just a stone’s throw from the homestead where Mandela was born. The UN has declared June 18th the ‘Nelson Mandela International Day’ in his honour.