President of the world! That’s today’s headline in the Sun, a British tabloid that usually dishes silly scandal. Today, newspapers across the world – from tabloids to highbrow broadsheets – are all respectfully honouring Nelson Mandela, the man who brought the hope of peace not only to South Africa, but to the world.
South Africa’s most important statesman and first democratically elected president died at 20h50 on the night of 5 December 2013. He was 95. Almost immediately, the news of Mandela’s death put his life on the front page of newspapers from London to Los Angeles.
Here’s a selection: