World Pays Tribute To Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years behind bars as a political prisoner and later went on to become South Africa's first democratically elected president, has died. He was 95.

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Coverage Of Mandela's Passing

  • As The World Watches, Mandela Is Buried In His Humble Village

    Sunday, December 15, 2013

    Under a sunny African sky, Nelson Mandela was buried Sunday on a hill overlooking his beloved boyhood village. Members of his clan, national leaders and a global audience bid farewell to the man who transformed his country.

  • For Burial, Mandela Will Return To His Beloved Boyhood Village

    Friday, December 13, 2013

    Some African leaders transformed their home villages into monuments glorifying themselves. Nelson Mandela rejected such extravagance and will be buried Sunday in a tiny farming village that's barely changed since he lived there nearly a century ago.

  • As Mandela Lies In State, South Africa Says Goodbye

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    South Africans are paying their respects at a hilltop amphitheater in Pretoria, the spot where Mandela was sworn in as the country's first black president nearly 20 years ago. As many as 1 million people are expected to visit over three days.

  • Live Blog: Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service In South Africa

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    With a mix of joyful, mournful and soulful music tens of thousands of South Africans and dozens of world leaders gathered in a huge soccer stadium to celebrate the country's emancipator - Nelson Mandela. Follow the NPR coverage.

  • South Africans Celebrate Mandela On National Day Of Prayer

    Sunday, December 08, 2013

    As they mourn the iconic anti-apartheid leader who shepherded South Africa to multiracial democracy, South Africans are experiencing mixed emotions. Some feel at peace with Nelson Mandela's death. Some are in disbelief, and some are anxious.

  • LISTEN: Two Mandela Speeches That Made History

    Friday, December 06, 2013

    There are two speeches delivered by the late Nelson Mandela that changed the course of history and cemented his legacy as one of the most revered leaders of our time.

  • Sac State Professor Recalls Mandela Legacy

    Thursday, December 05, 2013

    Sacramento State Professor and South Africa native Boatamo Mosupyoe reflects on Nelson Mandela's legacy following the death of the 95-year-old anti-apartheid activist and statesman.