Tuesday July 29th, 2014
Tuesday July 29th, 2014
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Mandela drew last breath and rested, says ex-wife Winnie

  /   in Mandela Watch 9:08 pm   /   Comments

SOUTH AFRICA,  South African former president Nelson Mandela lies in state at the Union Buildings as on December 12, 2013 in Pretoria.

Nelson Mandela “drew his last breath and just rested”, his ex-wife Winnie said Thursday in her first public comments on his death.

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Farewell “Madiba” – The Great World Icon

  /   in Mandela Watch, remembering mandela 7:55 pm   /   Comments

Dr. Nelson Mandela

The news of the sudden demise of the former South African President, Nelson Mandela “Madiba” on Thursday 5th December 2013 vibrated around the entire world like an earthquake or tsunami phenomenon.

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100 world leaders in South Africa for Mandela funeral

  /   in Mandela Watch, News 7:29 pm   /   Comments

Nelson Mandela

South Africa struggled Monday to meet the unprecedented logistical challenge of hosting close to 100 world leaders flying in from every corner of the globe for the state funeral of freedom icon Nelson Mandela.

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A chequered history of ill health

  /   in Mandela Watch, Special Report 12:04 pm   /   Comments

Nelson Mandela

By Sola Ogundipe IN January 2013, when Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Surgeon General Vejaynand Ramlakan addressed a media briefing on the state of health of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former South African President, Nelson Mandela, the entire world held its breath – and for good reason. For the third time in four months,

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Mandela’s politics: The long walk ends

  /   in Mandela Watch, remembering mandela, Special Report   /   Comments

Dr. Nelson Mandela

IF your forefathers were the owners of the land and today your people, who are treated as the lowest race are squatters banished to marginal lands which constitute less than 30 per cent of your territory and you need a pass to leave your enclave and visit other areas what would you do?

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How Mbazulike Amaechi hid Mandela from apartheid regime in Nigeria

  /   in Mandela Watch, remembering mandela, Special Report   /   Comments

Amaechi

ONE of the few surviving nationalists and former Minister of Aviation in the first republic, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi has revealed how he hid the foremost South African nationalist and former president of South Africa, Chief Nelson Mandela for six months in Nigeria to evade his arrest by officials of the apartheid regime in that country.

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Mandela: From Apartheid comes lyrics of Protest

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Nelson Mandela

ONE of the legacies that apartheid gave to Africa is the canon known to the literary world today as protest literature or literature of pains. This was an imaginative response by different strata of South African writers community to the challenges of race politics that was practiced by the ruling dominant white minority in the hey days of apartheid.

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Mandela: His Foot prints

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Madiba

Quotable quote: I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended – Nelson Mandela

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Mandela, the lawyer and his legal battles

  /   in Mandela Watch, Special Report 8:08 pm   /   Comments

File photo: Nelson Mandela

THE South African activist and former president Nelson Mandela (1918-) helped bring an end to apartheid and has been a global advocate for human rights.

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South Africa urges Nigerians to pray for Nelson Mandela

  /   in Mandela Watch 6:52 pm   /   Comments

File photo: Nelson Mandela

Amb. Mokgethi Monaisa, Consul-General of the South African High Commission in Nigeria, on Sunday urged Nigerians to join in prayers for former South African President, Dr Nelson Mandela’s quick recovery.

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Tutu pays tribute to Mandela after hospital visit

  /   in Mandela Watch 8:48 pm   /   Comments

South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu (R) and staff from the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy hold up a poster wishing Nelson Mandela a happy birthday at the Marconi Beam Public Primary School in Cape Town on 18 July 2013. Nelson Mandela spent his 95th birthday in hospital Thursday but his health was "steadily improving", the South African presidency said, as people around the world honoured his legacy with charitable acts.  With a wave of good deeds planned to mark Nelson Mandela Day, South Africans awoke to word that their national hero was getting better six fraught weeks after he was admitted to hospital with a recurring lung infection.  AFP PHOTO

A day after turning 95, Nelson Mandela was Friday visited by fellow peace laureate, archbishop Desmond Tutu, who praised him for continuing to inspire the world even from his sickbed.

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Nelson Mandela Day: Community service is best tribute – UN

  /   in Mandela Watch, News 1:41 pm   /   Comments

Nelson Mandela

The Secretary General of United Nations, Mr Ban Ki-Moon, Thursday said the best tribute Nigerians and people all over the world can pay Nelson Mandela is to devote at least 67 minutes of their time to community service in marking the Nelson Mandela International Day.

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Obama pays tribute as ailing Mandela turns 95

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*Obama

US President Barack Obama paid warm tribute to South Africa’s Nelson Mandela for his 95th birthday on Thursday, which the anti-apartheid icon will spend in hospital recovering from a lung infection.

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A Global Garden for Mandela in Nigeria

  /   in Mandela Watch 10:30 pm   /   Comments

Nelson Mandela

The whole wide world is stark awake, day and night, waiting for the Mandela hour. But there’s no escaping the fact that even in life or death Mandela trumps all. It is indeed with bated breath that the global village looks ahead to the great one’s 95th birthday on July 18. Of course that date has been universally fixed as Nelson Mandela International Day, or Mandela Day for short.

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Mandela’s wife says now ‘less anxious’ about his health

  /   in Mandela Watch 2:25 am   /   Comments

Nelson Mandela

Graca Machel, the wife of ailing South African icon Nelson Mandela, said she was less anxious about his condition Friday, five weeks after he was admitted to hospital.

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Mandela responding to treatment but still critical

  /   in Mandela Watch, News 10:26 am   /   Comments

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment but still in a critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said Wednesday after visiting the global peace icon in hospital.

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Mandela’s grandson battles Thembu King over chieftaincy

  /   in Mandela Watch 1:21 am   /   Comments

The grandson of ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela, Mandla Mandela, talks to journalists during a press conference recently. AFP

Nelson Mandela’s grandson on Monday denounced efforts to remove him as chief of the anti-apartheid icon’s clan following a bitter family feud, as the former president started a second month in hospital.

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Xhosa king wants Mandela grandson’s chieftancy revoked

  /   in Mandela Watch 3:52 pm   /   Comments

The grandson of ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela, Mandla Mandela, talks to journalists during a press conference recently. AFP

A South African traditional king will try to revoke the chieftaincy of Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla after a bitter family feud over gravesites, South African media reported Sunday.

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Mandela still critical as grandson to lodge complaint

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The grandson of ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela, Mandla Mandela, talks to journalists during a press conference recently. AFP

Nelson Mandela remained hospitalised in a critical state for a fourth week Saturday after doctors ruled out turning off his life support unless he suffered massive organ failure

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‘I have lived my life’: Mandela mulled death in unseen video

  /   in Mandela Watch 12:22 pm   /   Comments

Nelson Mandela

Nearly 15 years ago Nelson Mandela was unperturbed by his own death, telling a dying teenager that he had lived his life to the full.

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Mandela family feud: My brother “impregnated” my wife

  /   in Mandela Watch   /   Comments

Nelson Mandela

After saying he wouldn’t air the family’s “dirty linen” in public, Mandla went on to say his brother Mbuso had “impregnated my wife”. He also said his two other brothers were born out of wedlock.

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Doctors reject turning off Mandela’s life support

  /   in Mandela Watch   /   Comments

File photo: Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s doctors have rejected the idea of turning off the ailing icon’s life support unless he suffers massive organ failure, a close family friend told AFP.

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Don’t ‘besmirch’ Mandela’s name, Tutu tells feuding family

  /   in Mandela Watch 7:54 am   /   Comments

*Archbishop Desmond Tutu  (I) with ‘son’

South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu Thursday pleaded with Nelson Mandela’s family not to “besmirch” his name after they engaged in a public spat fuelled by a legal dispute over a burial site.

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Unplug Mandela’s life support machine – Doctors advise family

  /   in Mandela Watch, News 6:58 pm   /   Comments

File photo: Nelson Mandela

Doctors treating Nelson Mandela said he was in a “permanent vegetative state” and advised his family to turn off his life support machine a week ago, according to court documents obtained by AFP Thursday.

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Court orders relocation of disputed Mandela family remains

  /   in Mandela Watch 7:55 pm   /   Comments

Nelson Mandela

A South African court on Tuesday ordered the return of the remains of three of Nelson Mandela’s children to his ancestral village, following a bitter family feud linked to the eventual burial site of the ailing anti-apartheid hero.

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Mandela family tries to end gravesite row

  /   in Mandela Watch 8:02 pm   /   Comments

File photo: Nelson Mandela

Lawyers for Nelson Mandela’s relatives met Monday to try to resolve a bitter family feud over the eventual burial site of the critically ill anti-apartheid hero.

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Mandela family in court fight over burial locations

  /   in Mandela Watch, News 6:47 pm   /   Comments

File photo: Nelson Mandela

As Nelson Mandela fights for his life in hospital, his relatives are pitted against each other in a legal battle, reportedly over where members of the family should be buried.

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‘Hero’ Mandela hanging on

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Nelson Mandela

A critically ill Nelson Mandela showed tentative signs of improvement on Thursday as South Africa-bound US President Barack Obama led a chorus of support for the “hero for the world”.

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Obama unlikely to see Mandela

  /   in Mandela Watch 4:28 pm   /   Comments

Nelson Mandela

US President Barack Obama is unlikely to see critically ill Nelson Mandela when he visits South Africa later this week, the country’s minister of international relations said Tuesday.

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Fears grow for Mandela

  /   in Mandela Watch   /   Comments

Nelson Mandela spent a second night in critical condition in hospital, with his family members, compatriots and well-wishers worldwide fearing that the anti-apartheid icon is about to lose his final struggle.

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Africa trip: US monitoring Mandela’s health

  /   in Mandela Watch 8:03 pm   /   Comments

The White House said Monday it was monitoring Nelson Mandela’s condition, but could not yet say whether his failing health would affect President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa this week.

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Family gathers around ‘critical’ Mandela bedside

  /   in Mandela Watch, News   /   Comments

The family of critically ill anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela gathered around his hospital bedside on Monday as millions in South Africa and across the world feared for the worst.

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