The postage stamp tributes to Nelson Mandela

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By Marios Ioannou
The postage stamp tributes to Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela may have been South Africa’s hero but such was his appeal as a man of peace, the whole world embraced him as a role model for all future leaders.

While it is common for a country to honour its great figures by putting their images on postage stamps, it is rare that a country will bestow this honour to people of other nations. Nelson Mandela is one notable exception; countries in Africa and beyond had already printed stamps long before his death on Thursday.

South Africa

Central African Republic

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo



    Solomon Islands


    “The world remains beset by so much human suffering, poverty and deprivation. It is in your hands to make of our world a better one for all.”

    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela