Nelson Mandela dead: Live updates after news former South African president has died aged 95
Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta spoke of his profound sorrow at the death of Nelson Mandela.
He wrote on Twitter: "It is with profound sorrow that I have learnt of the passing away of ‘Shujaa’ Nelson Mandela, an outstanding African statesman and icon."
Pakistan international cricketer Shahid Afridi paid homage to Nelson Mandela.
He wrote on Twitter: Mandela "One of the greatest human beings ever.
"The world's greatest fighter.
"He was from this soil, he was from us."
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has also offered his condolences to the family of Nelson Mandela.
He wrote on Twitter: "All of Canada mourns with the family of Nelson Mandela and the citizens of South Africa.
"The world has lost one of its great moral leaders."
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has joined fellow world leaders in paying tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela.
He said in a statement: "The world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela.
"Nelson Mandela will forever be remembered as more than a political leader, he was a moral leader.
"He spent much of his life standing against the injustice of apartheid.
"When that fight was won, he inspired us again by his capacity to forgive and reconcile his country.
"While the world may never see another Nelson Mandela, he has inspired countless men and women throughout the world to live more courageous and honest lives.
"On behalf of the Australian Government and the Australian community, I extend my condolences to Mr Mandela's family and to the people of South Africa."
nelson mandela , who played his part to change this world.
i wish every one of us , can do the same. i wish we can serve the humanity well.
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