Happy birthday Madiba

South Africa’s first democratically-elected president and one of the top statesmen of the 20th century, Nelson Mandela, celebrates his 89th birthday today. He is affectionately known as Madiba.

One of his activities today is to launch a new initiative to promote dialogue. His partners in it are – ex-archibishop Desmond Tutu, ex-US presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, ex-UN head Kofi Annan, ex-Irish PM Mary Robinson.

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