The Special AKA released single Free Nelson Mandela in 1984 - which climbed to the top of the charts in countries around the world.

In his autobiography, Long Walk To Freedom, Nelson Mandela wrote “I am told that when ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ posters went up in London, most young peop(...)

South Africans have gathered outside the house of  Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg to sign a board of condolence. Photograph: EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

The South African president has announced plans for the State funeral of former president Nelson Mandela who died in his Johannesburg home last night (...)