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2009-04-27 07:30:00

President Clinton supports global tribute to inspire people to mirror Mandela's values NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- 46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation are calling on people around the world to support the creation of an official Mandela Day, to be held annually on July 18, Mr. Mandela's birthday. This celebration of Nelson Mandela's life will serve as a global call to action for people to recognize their individual power to make an imprint and help change the world around them...

2008-07-18 18:00:11

BIRTHDAY greetings from admirers ranging from politicians to pop stars to members of the public were pouring in for Nelson Mandela, who turned 90 today. As celebrations take place around the world, South Africa's first black president was marking the milestone at a party for 500 guests in his home village. In London, fans were gathering next to Mr Mandela's statue in Parliament Square to hold up birthday cards to create a giant South Africanf flag. Other tributes in the UK include...

2008-07-18 15:00:06

By Alan Roden City THE South African flag was flying from the City Chambers today as a series of events to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday got under way across the Capital. A special flowerbed showing the South African flag with the logo for Mr Mandela's Aids charity 46664 - his old prison number - has been planted in east Princes Street Gardens to mark the occasion. And at the Boyzone concert at Edinburgh Castle tonight, fans of the Irish pop stars may be asked to join them...

2008-07-18 09:00:29

By Basildon Peta His birthday has been the party that much of the world wanted to attend. But, in the end, Nelson Mandela turns 90 today with only friends and family to mark the occasion, far from the frenzy of Hyde Park concerts, in his birthplace of Qunu, a village in the Eastern Cape. The acclaim for the man sometimes mooted as the world's leading moral authority has been such that some in South Africa have been left feeling that their icon has been appropriated by global showbiz...

2008-06-24 02:29:37

HELP to create the world's biggest virtual birthday card by texting your own message for Nelson to 84707. Your words will be put on the site www.happybirthdaymandela.com alongside other messages from well-wishers around the world. Lines will be open until his birthday on July 18, but get in quick if you want to enter a draw for FREE TICKETS to the Hyde Park concert on June 27, in aid of his 46664 campaign. For your chance to win one of 50 pairs of tickets, start your text with "Mirror"....

2005-07-18 06:06:09

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 87th birthday on Monday, lighting a special torch in his apartheid prison cell as part of a new nationwide drive to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. The torch was lit just after midnight on Robben Island, the former apartheid prison off Cape Town where Mandela spent almost two decades for seeking to end white rule and bring democracy to the country. Organizers say the torch, brought back to Cape Town in a blaze of fireworks,...

2005-07-17 03:03:24

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Nelson Mandela turns 87 on Monday, an increasingly fragile icon whose moral message nevertheless grows louder with each passing year. Unlike earlier birthdays, which saw the Nobel laureate party with film stars, royalty and adoring children, this anniversary will spotlight Mandela's political legacy rather than his celebrity allure, officials say. Nelson Mandela Foundation officials and associates say the focus is firmly on ensuring...


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