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Tony Blair: Nelson Mandela 'very down to Earth'

Leaders from around the world have been paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, who led the transition from white minority rule in South Africa and has died aged 95.

Speaking to the BBC's Mishal Husain, the former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said Mr Mandela was someone who "put everyone at ease... with a lovely, quiet humility about him".

Mr Blair also praised the late South African leader's contribution to moving the continent of Africa forwards and to the fight against HIV/Aids.

  • 06 Dec 2013
  • From the section UK
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