South African leader Nelson Mandela is 90 years old today.
Gifts to Mandela range from a concert in London’s Hyde Park to 150 goats. He’s so popular in his native land that bankers have to urge South Africans to actually spend money with his image on it.
For special reports, see the South African papers The Mail and Guardian and The Times. The BBC, ever dependable, has an excellent timeline of his 90 years.