Nelson Mandela célèbre son 94ème anniversaire

Nelson Mandela célèbre mercredi ses 94 ans et sa fondation appelle les Sud-Africains et tous les citoyens du monde à multiplier les bonnes actions lors de ce “Mandela Day”. Mais aujourd’hui, les apparitions de ce symbole de la lutte contre l’apartheid se font plus rare, à mesure que sa santé décline. Durée: 02:17

Nelson Mandela’s Memoirs

Memoirs, mostly from the 27 years he spent in prison, reveal the innermost thoughts of the international civil rights giant, whose movement brought down the apartheid regime of South Africa. Bob Simon reports.

Nelson Mandela in Hospital

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela was hospitalized today due to a stomach ailment his spokesman has announced he asks that everyone respect his privacy during this stint in the hospital.

News Nelson Mandela hospitalised.

South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital in the capital Pretoria to undergo tests, officials say. The office of President Jacob Zuma said 94-year-old Mr Mandela was doing well and there was “no cause for alarm”. Mr Mandela spent more than two decades in jail under the white minority apartheid regime. He served as South Africa’s first black president between 1994 and 1999, and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Mr Mandela has rarely appeared in public since 2004, when he retired from public life.

Amy Winehouse “Free Nelson Mandela” (Treacy version)

Amy Winehouse sings “Free Nelson Mandela” at the 46664 Concert in London in 2008. Her album “Back to Black” made Winehouse the first British singer to win five Grammys. The 46664 concerts are a series of AIDS charity events played in honour of Nelson Mandela by South African musicians. Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island in 1964, and was the 466th prisoner to arrive that year. “Free Nelson Mandela” is a song written by Jerry Dammers and performed by his Coventry-based band The Special AKA released on the single Nelson Mandela / Break Down The Door in 1984 as a protest against the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela. Unlike most protest songs, the track is upbeat and celebratory, drawing on musical influences from South Africa. The song reached No.9 in the UK charts and was immensely popular in Africa. Dr. Patrick Treacy was part of the “Free Nelson Mandela” campaign and worked in South Africa as a doctor after Nelson Mandela was freed. The video shows the badge he wore.

(HD) Whitney Houston – Where Do Broken Hearts Go (Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute, 1988)

*BEST QUALITY ON YOUTUBE* The Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute was a popular-music concert staged on June 11, 1988 at Wembley Stadium, London and broadcast to 67 countries and an audience of 600 million. It was also referred to as Freedomfest, Free Nelson Mandela Concert and Mandela Day. In the US, the Fox television network heavily censored the political aspects of the concert. With clearly enough talent on board, Hollingsworth announced the bill in March, three months before the June 11 event. The list included Dire Straits, Simple Minds, George Michael, Whitney Houston, Aswad, Sly and Robbie, Bee Gees, Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela. The announcement of the list made it easier to bring in further artists, including the Eurythmics who had earlier refused three times, but other big names also. A week after the first bill was announced, Simple Minds threatened to quit, arguing that there was not enough grit in it: Whitney Houston and George Michael, for instance, should not be there. Hollingsworth argued that there was plenty of grit but that Whitney Houston and George Michael were needed to broaden the audience to include people who were not so likely to know about Mandela and apartheid. Simple Minds accepted the argument. Whitney Houston, who was contracted to make advertisements for Coca-Cola, did her act in front of a black backdrop instead of the usual picture of Nelson Mandela. But, according to Hollingsworth, this was nothing to do with censorship but the