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Govt declares five-day state mourning as mark of respect to Mandela

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 16:44

The government on Friday announced a five-day state mourning as a mark of respect to former South African President Nelson Mandela, who passed away last night.

NASA pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 16:08

Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who led his country to democracy and became its first black president is no more. The world is mourning the loss of an indomitable spirit and one of its greatest heroes. NASA has also joined the worldwide wave of tributes by highlighting an image of his native land as seen from the International Space Station (ISS).

Ban Ki-moon, UN mourn passing of Mandela

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 08:52

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council Friday mourned the death of Nelson Mandela, saying the South African leader was a "giant for justice" and a human inspiration who made great personal sacrifices in his lifelong fight against racial oppression.

We will not see the likes of Mandela again: Obama

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 08:42

Describing himself as one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela, US President Barack Obama mourned the death today of the South African anti-apartheid icon and said that the world was unlikely to see a leader like him again.

Brightest light of our world gone out: Cameron on Mandela

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 08:39

British Prime Minister David Cameron Friday paid his tribute to Nelson Mandela after his death and said "the brightest light of our world has gone out".

Mandela was an old friend of Chinese people: Hong Lei

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 08:36

China on Friday mourned the passing of Nelson Mandela and praised the former South African president as "an old friend of the Chinese people."

Mandela, an icon of inspiration for humanity: Prez Pranab Mukherjee

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 08:27

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday expressed profound grief over the death of global anti- apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela saying, he was an "icon of inspiration for humanity".

South Africa has lost its greatest son: Zuma

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 08:25

"This is a moment of deepest sorrow for South Africa as the nation has lost its greatest son" said President Jacob Zuma as he announced the death of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela late Thursday.

Nelson Mandela returns home, condition remains cri

Last Updated: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 15:50

Anti-apartheid icon and former South African President Nelson Mandela was on Sunday discharged from a hospital and returned home where he will continue to receive intensive care, the presidency said.

Nelson Mandela returns home, condition remains critical: Presidency

Last Updated: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 15:50

Anti-apartheid icon and former South African President Nelson Mandela was on Sunday discharged from a hospital and returned home where he will continue to receive intensive care, the presidency said.

`Doctors rejected turning off Mandela life support`

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 17:35

Nelson Mandela`s doctors have dismissed the idea of switching off the ailing anti-apartheid icon`s life support until there was a genuine state of organ failure.

Nelson Mandela making progress: Parliament Speaker

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 21:10

Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is making progress while undergoing treatment at a Pretoria hospital for a recurring lung infection, National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu said on Saturday.