NEW YORK (AFP) - Former United States President Bill Clinton, who was in office when Mr Nelson Mandela took power in South Africa, on Thursday mourned the death of a "champion for human dignity and freedom".
It has been more than 16 years since Mr Nelson Mandela set foot in Singapore and left his mark with a hybrid orchid that bears his name.
US President Barack Obama became one of the first foreign leaders to pay tribute to the late South African leader Nelson Mandela with a speech delivered less than an hour after news broke of the passing of the human rights icon.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Mr Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first black president, was regarded as one of the great figures of the past century for his generosity of spirit, sacrifices in the name of equality and his efforts to reconcile the races in South Africa amid the ever-present specter of conflict.
SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday hailed Mr Nelson Mandela as "a truly great man" after the anti-apartheid hero died in South Africa aged 95.