Nelson Mandela death: Video reports on his life and legacy

  • 12 December 2013
  • From the section Africa

Mandela's final journey home

Nelson Mandela's coffin has arrived in his ancestral home of Qunu in the Eastern Cape for the final leg of his journey

Media captionJohn Simpson reports on both the sorrow and celebration as Nelson Mandela's coffin is flown to the Eastern Cape

Lying in state comes to an end

Nelson Mandela's body was taken from Union Buildings for the last time after three days of lying in state

Media captionNelson Mandela's body was taken from Union Buildings for the final time

Fears for a future without Mandela

In an impoverished settlement in the Transkei, South Africa, residents are fearful of a future without Nelson Mandela.

Media captionFergal Keane reports from the settlement

Three ways to remember Mandela

The BBC caught up with three South Africans, coming to terms with the death of the man they call 'Tata Madiba'.

Media captionPeople across SA have been finding ways to express their sorrow

Nelson Mandela's body lies in state

Family members, officials and members of the public visit Pretoria to see the former leader's body.

Media captionNelson Mandela's funeral cortege was taken through the streets of Pretoria

US president delivers rousing memorial speech

Barack Obama was greeted with deafening cheers and a standing ovation after his memorial service speech

Media captionUS President Barack Obama: "Madiba freed the prisoner and the jailer"

Scenes from the memorial service

Images and music reflect the scene inside the FNB stadium for Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

Media captionScenes captured from the memorial service for Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela's daughter reflects on his last moments

Makaziwe Mandela tells the BBC about the former president's "wonderful" final moments.

Media captionMakaziwe Mandela: "The children were there, the grandchildren were there"

Mandela's home village prepares for huge funeral

Preparations are underway in the village of Qunu where Nelson Mandela grew up and will be buried.

Media captionPreparations for Nelson Mandela's funeral in Qunu

Mourners attend Sunday church services

Thousands attend special services to mark the passing of South Africa's famous leader.

Media captionPresident Zuma: "He believed in caring and he cared for our nation"

Singing to celebrate Mandela's life

Crowds gathered in Houghton outside Mandela's home to mourn the former leader.

Media captionCrowds gathered in Houghton, Johannesburg at Nelson Mandela's house

Dancing and celebrations for Mandela in Soweto

The BBC's Will Ross reports on joyous scenes in the township.

Media captionScenes of celebration of Nelson Mandela's life in Soweto

How will Mandela be remembered around the world

BBC World Service journalists reflect on how people from their countries will remember Nelson Mandela

Media captionJournalists from BBC World Service assess Mandela's enduring legacy

US President Obama leads global tributes

Mr Obama said Nelson Mandela was one of the most "influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth".

Media captionPresident Obama: "He no longer belongs to us; he belongs to the ages"

Key global figures pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

Tributes poured in from world leaders at the news of Mr Mandela's death.

Media captionAfghan President Hamid Karzai was among the figures to pay tribute

How news of Nelson Mandela's death was reported globally

A look at how TV stations around the world have been reporting the death of the former South African president.

Media captionA Chinese newsreader breaks the news of Nelson Mandela's death

'Never forget for the rest of your life - you are now free'

BBC reporter, Nomsa Maseko, gives her personal tribute to Mr Mandela recalling the day he was released from prison when she was 10 years old.

Media captionBBC reporter, Nomsa Maseko, describes Mandela's impact on her life

The moment Nelson Mandela walked free from prison

BBC reporter Mike Wooldridge commentates as Nelson Mandela becomes a free man after years in prison.

Media captionThe BBC's Mike Wooldridge watches as Nelson Mandela is released from prison

In his own words

In 2002, when the BBC was making a two part portrait of Nelson Mandela, David Dimbleby carried out a series of interviews with him.

Media captionNelson Mandela speaks about his life in 2002

Nelson Mandela's 27 years in prison

During Nelson Mandela's 27 years behind bars, he became the world's most famous political prisoner. Mike Wooldridge looks back on the time he spent in jail.

Media captionNelson Mandela spent most of his sentence on Robben Island

Apartheid: 46 years in 90 seconds

The BBC's Adam Blenford recaps decades of apartheid in 90 seconds, and Nelson Mandela's central role in its defeat.

Media captionWhat was apartheid? A 90-second look back at decades of injustice

Obituary: Nelson Mandela

Nicholas Witchell reports on the life of the world's most revered statesmen, who led the struggle to replace the apartheid regime of South Africa with a multi-racial democracy.

Media captionA look back at the life of Nelson Mandela