36-year-old Aicha Macky is a founding member of the youth organization "Yali Niger." Here's what she has to say about Nelson Mandela.
Nadege Tossavi, from Benin, didn't want to work in a bank any longer. She decided to follow her passion to become a weaver. Her inspiration: Nelson Mandela.
Integrity and patience: that is what Alio Oumarou from Niger admires in Nelson Mandela. As the president of Niger's national youth council, the 35-year-old is already a leader himself.
How can we bring a little bit of Mandela into our daily lives? David Noah, a journalism student from the Gambia, says it's all about a selfless attitude.
33-year-old Pamela Getcheu from Douala, Cameroon, helps children to fight for their rights. She co-founded the organization "Coeur d‘enfance". Nelson Mandela showed her the importance of helping others, she says.
Nelson Mandela still inspires young Africans, like Don Adrian Inguita from Nairobi, Kenya. The 26-year-old data administrator admires Mandela for his forgiving soul and wishes today‘s African leaders were more like Mandela.
30-year-old Mlondolozi Ndlovu sees Nelson Mandela as a man who stands by his words. The young man from Zimbabwe works as a journalist in the capital Harare. For him, Mandela is a symbol of resistance.
Patrice Juah lives in Liberia's capital, Monrovia. The entrepreneur and former Miss Liberia wants to empower young women. Here are her thoughts on Nelson Mandela.
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