Nelson Mandela announces his retirement
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Nelson Mandela announces he is "retiring from retirement" at the age of 86.

The former president of South Africa tells a news conference in Johannesburg that after keeping up a hectic schedule in the public eye, since his official retirement five years ago, he now wants to spend more time with his family and friends.

He said he would not become a recluse, but told reporters: "Don't call me, I'll call you."

  • 05 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa