Africa

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

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

Fears for a future without Mandela

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

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'.

Nelson Mandela's body lies in state

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

US president delivers rousing memorial speech

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

Scenes from the memorial service

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

Nelson Mandela's daughter reflects on his last moments

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

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.

Mourners attend Sunday church services

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

Singing to celebrate Mandela's life

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

Dancing and celebrations for Mandela in Soweto

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

How will Mandela be remembered around the world

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

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".

Key global figures pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

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

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.

'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.

The moment Nelson Mandela walked free from prison

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

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.

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.

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.