From the left, Martti Ahtisaari, former President of the Republic of Finland, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General Emeritus IAEA & Nobel Peace Laureate (2005), Egypt, HE DFenis Sassou N’guesso, President of the Republic of Congo, Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Peter Agre, the recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Republic of Congo is playing out Madiba magic as the country looks back on a historic deal that brought peace to Southern Africa.
Former President Nelson Mandela's face greets one from billboards and roadside banners in Brazzaville's main boulevards amid the flags of South Africa, Cuba, the US, Angola and the Republic of Congo.
Twenty five years ago in 1988, three countries, South Africa, Cuba and Angola signed a protocol named the Brazzaville protocol.
The Congolese capital commemorated on February 11, 2014 the 25th anniversary of the signing of the protocol in Brazzaville, capital of Republic of Congo.
The deal brought the so-called "Bosoorlog" to an end and led to the release of political prisoners on all sides. Nelson Mandela was released from prison six months after the protocol was signed. The rest is history.