CAPE TOWN (REUTERS) - It was on his inauguration day in 1994 that the concept of 'Madiba Magic' was born - the winning influence that Nelson Mandela engendered whenever he went to watch a South African sports team.
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid tribute to Nelson Mandela on Friday as a champion of peace despite his tireless advocacy of the Palestinian cause.
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Preparations began on Friday for the state funeral of South Africa's liberation hero Nelson Mandela, as the world mourned the peace icon's passing.
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK): Nelson Mandela was a truly great leader with incredible fortitude and an unflinching dedication to the cause of social justice, ex-prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed said.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - In 2008, just before his 90th birthday, the United States gave Nelson Mandela a special present, striking him from a decades-old terror watch list and ending what US officials called "a rather embarrassing matter."