VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Pope Francis on Friday paid tribute to anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela for "forging a new South Africa" and said he hoped his example would inspire the nation to strive for "justice and the common good".
LONDON (AFP) - Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taleban to champion girls' rights to education, paid tribute to "my leader" Nelson Mandela on Friday following his death.
RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas paid tribute on Friday to Nelson Mandela's commitment to his people's cause as he mourned the South African liberation icon.
OSLO (AFP) - The Norwegian Nobel committee paid tribute on Friday to Nelson Mandela, calling him "one of the greatest names in the long history of the Nobel Peace Prize".
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - South Africans called it the "Madiba magic" after his clan name - Nelson Mandela's quirky mix of grandeur and simplicity, his ready quips, his ability to relate to the poor, his colourful custom-made shirts and his dancing prowess.