Mr Mandela

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South African president Nelson Mandela exchanges a handshake with deputy president F.W. de Klerk after their inauguration in Pretoria, May 9th, 1994.Photograph: Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times.
Nelson Mandela: A timeline
  • Africa
  • December 5, 2013, 23:29

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. Here are some of the major events in his life.July 18, 1918: Born to Hendry M(...)

US president Barack Obama pauses while speaking about former South African President Nelson Mandela following the announcement of his death. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times.

US president Barack Obama paid tribute to Nelson Mandela last night, saying that the former South African leader had achieved more than could be ex(...)

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 (...)

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been released from hospital. File photograh: Johnathan Evans/Reuters

Anti-apartheid leader and former South African president Nelson Mandela returned to his home today where he will continue to receive intensive care a(...)

Schoolchildren sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to former South African president Nelson Mandela at Phefeni High School, opposite Mr Mandela’s former home in Soweto Township Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela is “steadily improving”, South Africa’s government claimed today as the former president spent his 95th birthday (...)

Graca Machel, wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela, says his condition has improved in recent days. Photograph: Getty Images

Nelson Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, said the condition of the hospitalized former South African president has improved over the last week. Mandela (9(...)

A child places flowers outside the hospital where ailing former president Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria today. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment but remains in a critical but stable condition after (...)

US president Barack Obama waves while arriving at Waterkloof Air Base in South Africa. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

US president Barack Obama arrived in South Africa tonight as part of a state visit, playing down suggestions that he might call on the gravely-ill for(...)

Police detain a man carrying a remote aerial camera that flew over crowds outside the hospital where Nelson Mandela is being treated. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

South African police today detained the owner of a radio-controlled helicopter drone carrying a camera that was filming scenes around the Pretoria ho(...)

Former South African president Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition in hospital, President Jacob Zuma said this morning. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Former South African president Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition in hospital, President Jacob Zuma said this morning.“Doctors are doing e(...)

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