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Why Nelson Mandela has six names
updated 11:22 AM EDT, Mon June 24, 2013
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Tears, singing at Mandela's funeral
updated 12:28 PM EST, Sun December 15, 2013
As 95 candles glowed in the background, mourners gathered for Nelson Mandela's state funeral Sunday.
The funeral of Nelson Mandela
updated 6:36 AM EST, Sun December 15, 2013
One candle burns for each year of Nelson Mandela's life, as family, friends, dignitaries and celebrities gather in his ancestral home, Qunu.
Remembering Nelson Mandela
updated 5:36 AM EST, Sun December 15, 2013
CNN's Robyn Curnow is inside the Mandela family compound in Qunu as the state funeral service is ongoing.
Mandela's symboic memorial garden
updated 11:29 PM EST, Sat December 14, 2013
Don't expect the man who fought to end apartheid and then led South Africa as its first black president to spend eternity pushing up just daisies.
Photos: Mandela family album
updated 10:50 PM EST, Sat December 14, 2013
Not only is Nelson Mandela the former president of South Africa, but he is also a father, grandfather and even a great-grandfather.
Graca Machel: 10 things to know
updated 11:13 PM EST, Sat December 14, 2013
Nelson Mandela once said his wife, Graca Machel, makes him "bloom like a flower."
Zuma: Mandela the leader we needed
updated 3:49 AM EST, Sun December 15, 2013
South African pays tribute and thanks Nelson Mandela at the former leader's funeral in Qunu.
Jacob Zuma sings at Mandela funeral
updated 3:45 AM EST, Sun December 15, 2013
South African President Jacob Zuma sings at the funeral of Nelson Mandela.
Ahmed Kathrada: 'Farewell my brother'
updated 2:25 AM EST, Sun December 15, 2013
Anti-apartheid veteran Ahmed Kathrada spent 26 years imprisoned with his close friend and confidant Nelson Mandela.
Mandela's remains reach Qunu
updated 11:08 PM EST, Sat December 14, 2013
The coffin carrying Nelson Mandela's body arrived Saturday in his ancestral village of Qunu, where he'll be buried.
Saying goodbye to Mandela
updated 4:28 PM EST, Sat December 14, 2013
Crowds gather as Nelson Mandela's funeral convoy arrives at Mthatha Airport in South Africa's Eastern Cape.
Exclusive: Inside Mandela's home
updated 2:32 PM EST, Fri December 13, 2013
Beloved icon Nelson Mandela will be laid to rest on the farm where he grew up. CNN's Robyn Curnow gives an inside look.
Africans optimistic about future
updated 11:44 AM EST, Fri December 13, 2013
It might be timely to put aside out-of-date and ill-informed views of Africa, and see it the way Africans seem to: With a high level of optimism.
Nelson Mandela: A fighter's life
updated 11:40 PM EST, Thu December 5, 2013
Mandela emerged from prison to lead his country out of racist apartheid rule with a message of reconciliation that inspired the world.
Mandela in his own words
updated 11:32 AM EST, Fri December 6, 2013
The late South African President reflects on his imprisonment and his fight against apartheid.
Heroes of anti-apartheid
updated 9:57 AM EST, Tue December 10, 2013
Nelson Mandela, hailed for leading South Africa out of apartheid, wanted to be remembered as part of a collective and not in isolation.
The five lives of Nelson Mandela
updated 5:26 AM EST, Fri December 5, 2014
From revolutionary to revered statesman, Nelson Mandela left his inspirational mark on the world.
Inside Mandela's prison cell
updated 5:19 AM EST, Fri December 5, 2014
The only known footage of Nelson Mandela while at Robben Prison shows inside his cell and the former president in 1977.
Smuggled book inspired Mandela
updated 12:45 PM EST, Fri December 6, 2013
Mandela spent almost three decades in jail. But he had two Indian goddesses and a 17th century playwright for company.
Nelson Mandela: 10 surprising facts
updated 7:52 AM EST, Fri December 6, 2013
He was loved and admired the world over, profiled in books and movies. But even he has little-known facts buried in his biographies.
The miracle years
updated 6:00 PM EST, Thu December 5, 2013
April 27, 1994, was the crowning moment in Nelson Mandela's life -- the day South Africa held its first elections open to citizens of every race.
Timeline: Mandela milestones
From a village birth, to political activism, to prison and emergence as a worldwide leader.
11 inspiring quotes from Mandela
updated 6:40 PM EST, Thu December 5, 2013
"No one is born hating another person ..." and more from Nelson Mandela in his own words
Sports were weapon against racism
updated 8:47 AM EST, Fri December 6, 2013
"Sport has the power to change the world," Nelson Mandela once said -- and eloquently supported his claim.
Portraits of a leader
updated 9:48 PM EDT, Wed June 26, 2013
Browse through intimate images of Nelson Mandela, including the earliest known photograph believed to be taken in 1938.
How pop song helped to free Mandela
updated 8:26 AM EST, Fri December 6, 2013
The Special AKA's "Free Nelson Mandela" became anti-apartheid anthem, and led to Mandela's release from prison after 27 years.
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