Mandela was 'one of the greatest': Nobel heads
The Norwegian Nobel committee paid tribute on Friday to Nelson Mandela, calling him "one of the greatest names in the long history of the Nobel Peace Prize".
Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 together with FW De Klerk, South Africa's president at the time, for their efforts to peacefully bring an end to the country's apartheid system of government.
"His work presents a message also today to all those who bear responsibility for apparently unresolvable conflicts," the Nobel committee said in a statement. "Even the most bitter of conflicts can be solved by peaceful means."