He left an enduring legacy of embedding democracy and involving civil society in the pursuit of peace.
From the early 1980s, local governments in the UK began renaming streets, housing estates and community centres after Mandela as an act of protest.
Photographs tell the story of Nelson Mandela the humanist and take us into the settings that shaped his childhood.
Mandela did not make the decision to jettison Taiwan and recognise China. He adhered to a decision by the governing ANC.
Nelson Mandela's release in 1990 was met by an outpouring of poetic celebration both within South Africa and globally.
Barack Obama is delivering the Nelson Mandela lecture in a changing world dominated by the often outrageous utterances of his successor, US President Donald Trump.
Mandela continues to serve as a rare example of a principled politician committed to forgiveness and reconciliation.
Drawing on Mandela's legacy, Obama can help the world better understand the nature of threats to democracy.
Increasingly, young people across Africa are taking up Nelson Mandela's challenge of working to improve the lives of ordinary people.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has to show that he's a decisive leader who can take unpopular decisions.
Nelson Mandela's centenary celebrations provide a chance to debunk the lie that he sold out black South Africans.
ANC renewal and the war on corruption is one thing. But transforming the character of the South African political economy is quite another.
The Scottish club's move to support women's struggles with menstruation and sport is the first of its kind.
Mandela’s reconciliation message may have partly reflected his view of the world. But it was also a product of his party, the ANC.
The way Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is being remembered recalls the outpouring of grief and iconic status Eva Peron the First Lady of Argentina was accorded.
The Democratic Alliance is potentially in a good position to challenge the ANC, which governs South Africa, for power.
South African jazz veteran Jonas Gwangwa has been getting recognition for the pivotal role he played in 'singing down apartheid.'
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's political power stemmed from the visceral connection that she was able to make between the lives of the oppressed black people, and her own.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's struggle was for humanity, oftentimes waged in an inhuman way.
Relations between the US and Africa are unlikely to improve while Trump remains president. But that doesn't mean the continent should remain passive.