Welcome to our continuing coverage of the reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela who has died at age 95. You'll be able to read the best of the world media's coverage and tributes as they come in from around the world. For the early reaction as it happened on Thursday you can follow it as-it-happened here.
Russian President Vladimir Putin hails Nelson Mandela as "one of the greatest politicians in modern times". "Mandela, having gone through the most difficult ordeals, was committed to the end of his days to the ideals of humanism and justice."
Chinese state media have paid tribute to an "old friend" of China. They describe Mr Mandela as an admirer of the Chinese communist revolution. You can read more here.
The Queen describes the former South African president as someone who "worked tirelessly for the good of his country". She adds: "His legacy is the peaceful South Africa we see today." A statement issued by Buckingham Palace says: "Her Majesty remembers with great warmth her meetings with Mr Mandela and sends her sincere condolences to his family and the people of South Africa at this very sad time."
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Nelson Mandela's death: "Nelson Mandela was a great figure. Even though he was imprisoned for a long time, there was no resentment in him. Nelson Mandela was a great reconciler, a true democrat and a unifying figure that must be remembered in the history of the world's politics."
People are gathering in Soweto where people chanted "Madiba", Nelson Mandela's clan name, as they heard news of his death. Here a man reads the news in The Star.
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Paul Boateng, a former British High Commissioner to South Africa, tells BBC World: "You always have to see Nelson Mandela as at the summit of a very special movement. That movement will survive him."
Prince Charles has added his words to the Queen's earlier tribute. He says Mr Mandela was "the embodiment of courage and reconciliation", adding: "The world has lost an inspired leader and a great man. My family and I are profoundly saddened and our thoughts and prayers are with his family."