Happy Birthday Mandiba!
Posted by African Press International on July 18, 2012
Today Africa and the whole world came together to celebrate the life of Africa’s most beloved statesman Nelson Mandela. The icon has not appeared in public for years, but his legacy is kept alive by his beloved family, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Zenani Campaign.
South Africans celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday Wednesday by participating in doing good deeds nationwide to honor the legacy of the famous statesman. A day before his birthday, former US President Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, had lunch with Mandela in the village which he grew up in and spends most of his time.
In 2009, the UN acknowledged his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of peace throughout the world, declaring the 18th of July as Nelson Mandela International Day.
Nelson Mandela devoted 67 years of his life to the service of humanity and spent half of his life in prison. Each year the UN joins with the Nelson Mandela Foundation in calling for people throughout the world to mark Nelson Mandela International Day. On this day, young and old, black and white, poor and rich are encouraged to participate in good deeds and give back to the community through voluntary work.
All that is asked of people is that they spare 67 minutes of their time to helping others.
African Press International would like to wish Nelson Mandela a Happy Birthday! On behalf of our readers we say thanks for all that you and your fellow comrades did for the African continent!