NESLON MANDELA (1918 - 2013)

Nelson Mandela Commemorated in Abuja, Nigeria



Africans from different corners of the continent convened to celebrate the "life and times" of African icon and former South African president, late Nelson Mandela.

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South Africa issues Nelson Mandela stamp



JOHANNESBURG — When Nelson Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, South African post office issued a stamp with his image.

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So-called Mandela children seek recognition



JOHANNESBURG - Two women claiming to be children of the late former South African president Nelson Mandela have sought to be acknowledged by his estate.

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Winnie reports "mischivieous": Daughter



Reports on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela getting nothing from the estate of Nelson Mandela were "mischievous", her daughter Zindzi Mandela said on Wednesday.

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Nelson Mandela leaves $4 million estate to family, staff and ANC



Former South African President Nelson Mandela has left his $4.1 million estate to family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff and several local schools, according to a reading of his will on Monday.

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Mandela's will to be made public Monday



The dying wishes of South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela will be revealed on Monday, the Constitutional Court announced.

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AU Assembly Hall named after Mandela



The African Union (AU) on Thursday named the main assembly hall of its headquarters in Addis Ababa after former South African president Nelson Mandela.

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AbaThembu lambastes Makaziwe Mandela-Amuah



Durban - The AbaThembu clan has chastised Makaziwe Mandela-Amuah for disrespecting the important mourning period, saying it will not tolerate her “tendencies of disrespect”.

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President Zuma opens Mandela School of Science and Technology in Mveso



Mvezo - Opening the first high school dedicated to former president Nelson Mandela in Mvezo, in the Eastern Cape, was a proud and emotional moment, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

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Idris Elba spent hours in make-up for Nelson Mandela role



Actor Idris Elba spent hours in make-up every day for his role of Nelson Mandela in the biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom".

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Margaret Thatcher "made no case" for Mandela release



Margaret Thatcher barely mentioned the plight of Nelson Mandela when she controversially invited the hardline South African president PW Botha to talks at Chequers on 2 June 1984, newly released Downing Street files show, throwing into doubt claims made after Mandela's death last month.

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Archbishop Welby says "emulate Mandela" in 2014 message



People should pledge this new year to try and emulate Nelson Mandela and change the world around them, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.

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South African royals concerned at Mandela family "instability"



The tribal royal house in South Africa of which Nelson Mandela was a member on Sunday expressed concern at "instability" in the icon's family and urged calm as his estate is settled.

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South Africa: Right wing groups still fear post-Mandela apocalypse



Pretoria — In South Africa, right-wing prophesies that the death of Mandela will be followed by a racial apocalypse refuse to be quashed by events.

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Mandela family plans "peace meeting"



JOHANNESBURG - The Mandela family is planning to meet before the end of December to try resolve differences among its members.

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Nelson Mandela joins the greats at celestial communion



The following is a tribute to Nelson Mandela, delivered by Member of Jamaican Parliament, Paul Buchanan, in the House of Representatives on Friday, December 13. The tribute has been applauded by his parliamentary colleagues, and members of the general public

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Mandela not trained by Mossad agents - Nelson Mandela foundation



Johannesburg - The Nelson Mandela foundation on Saturday quashed reports that the former president received training from Israeli agents in 1962.

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Mandela received weapons training from Mossad agents in Ethiopia - Israel State Archives



Nelson Mandela, the former South African leader who died earlier this month, was trained in weaponry and sabotage by Mossad operatives in 1962, a few months before he was arrested in South Africa.

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Thembu chief slams Winnie



In terms of abaThembu custom, the grandson of Nelson Mandela, Mandla, should be the head of the family now that his grandfather is dead.

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United Nations pays tribute to legacy of Nelson Mandela



UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations on Thursday held a special meeting to pay tribute to the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who passed away on Dec. 5 at the age of 95.

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Morgan Freeman mistaken for Mandela in India billboard gaffe



New Delhi — An Indian owner of a billboard dedicated to Nelson Mandela was red-faced on Thursday after the discovery that a photo of actor Morgan Freeman was used instead of one of the anti-apartheid hero.

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Winnie Mandela blasts family feud reports



Johannesburg — Struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela denied Wednesday there was a dynastic battle within his extensive family, amid reports of a renewed feud shortly after the death of the of the peace death.

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Mandela family feuded as peace icon lay in state



A feud within the family of Nelson Mandela raged even as the peace icon lay in state, with members arguing over access to his rural homestead, a report said on Tuesday.

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Tutu laments Afrikaner "exclusion" in Madiba events



CAPE TOWN - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said Nelson Mandela would have been appalled at the exclusion of Afrikaners in public events during the ten days of mourning.

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Mandela statue unveiled at Union Building



Pretoria - A 9m high statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled on Monday at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, a day after the anti-apartheid icon’s funeral in Qunu.

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South Africa moves on after Mandela laid to rest



Pretoria — On a public holiday dedicated to reconciliation, South Africans on Monday started coming to terms with the loss of Nelson Mandela, a day after he was buried at the end of a life struggle for freedom and equality.

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Zuma vows to carry forward Mandela legacy



South African President Jacob Zuma said Africa commits to carrying forward the legacy of Mandela at the official funeral ceremony of Nelson Mandela held in Qunu on Sunday.

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Nelson Mandela buried in Qunu grave



QUNU, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela was buried Sunday in the African ground he loved after a funeral ceremony that included a 21-gun salute and fly-overs by military aircraft as well as a eulogy by a traditional leader wearing an animal skin.

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Mandela Funeral: Oration by former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda (Video)



Video clip of the tribute by first President of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda at the funeral of Nelson Mandela

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Mandela Funeral: Oration by Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete (Video)



Tribute by the Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete during the funeral of Nelson Mandela

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Mandela Funeral: Oration by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (Video)



Tribute by the African Union (AU) Chairman and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn during the funeral of Nelson Mandela

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Mandela Funeral: Oration by President Joyce Banda of Malawi (Video)



Tribute by the Chairwoman of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Malawian President Joyce Banda during the funeral of Nelson Mandela

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Text of Nelson Mandela Obituary read by Ndaba Mandela



Full Text of Nelson Mandela Obituary read by Ndaba Mandela

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Order of Proceedings at the Funeral of Nelson Mandela



Official Programme of the funeral of Nelson Mandela

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Live Coverage of the funeral of Nelson Mandela



Watch Live as former president of South Africa and hero of global anti-racism struggle is laid to rest in Qunu

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Desmond Tutu says he will attend Mandela funeral



JOHANNESBURG -- Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu changed course Saturday night and announced plans to attend the funeral of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela after all.

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Foreign leaders attending Mandela funeral



Johannesburg - Twenty-six heads of state and government, their representatives, and royalty have confirmed they will attend the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu.

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Tutu should have called: state



Johannesburg - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu should have called if he wanted to attend the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu, government said on Saturday.

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Tutu on Guest List for Mandela Funeral: Mac Maharaj



Mac Maharaj, a spokesman for the presidency, said Tutu is on the guest list and that he hopes Tutu will attend Mandela funeral. He said he was surprised by the statement and was looking into it for possible solutions.

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Let us not bury ANC with Mandela - Vavi



Mthatha - Suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has called for unity within the tripartite alliance and the ANC to ensure the party is not buried with former president Nelson Mandela.

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ANC bids farewell to Nelson Mandela



The remains of Nelson Mandela were transferred amid pomp and ceremony early Saturday to an air base for a farewell from the African National Congress before being flown to his home village for burial the next day.

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Tutu not accredited for Mandela Funeral



Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu may not attend the funeral of Nelson Mandela on Sunday because he is yet to receive accreditation to attend.

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We will meet again: Mandla Mandela



Pretoria - Nelson Mandela embarked on the final leg of his exceptional 95-year journey on Saturday, with his remains on their way to be returned to his rural childhood home for traditional burial.

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Jesse Jackson pays tribute to Mandela



Pretoria - Instead of retaliating against the apartheid regime, former president Nelson Mandela uniquely chose to forgive and reconcile, US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson said in Pretoria on Friday.

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Swazi police breaks up peaceful Nelson Mandela memorial in Swaziland



A memorial organised by the Swaziland United Democratic Front (SUDF) to mourn the death of Nelson Mandela at the Lutheran Church in Manzini has been broken up by police.

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SACP Official Tribute to Madiba as delivered by General Secretary Comrade Blade Nzimande



SACP Official Tribute to Madiba as delivered by General Secretary Comrade Blade Nzimande

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Nelson Mandela: Crowd breaks through barrier on last day of lying in state



Tens of thousands of mourners, some breaking through police barriers, flocked to central government buildings on Friday to say a personal goodbye to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on the final day of his lying in state.

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South Africa formally apologises for Mandela signer



The South African government formally apologised Friday for any offence caused by the sign language interpreter it hired for Nelson Mandela memorial, later exposed as a fake.

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Nelson Mandela burial a private "family matter": govt



South Africans will not be able to see the remains of Nelson Mandela being laid to rest, with his actual burial a strictly private, family affair, a government spokeswoman said Friday.

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Zuma to unveil Mandela statue



Johannesburg - President Zuma will unveil a nine-metre-high bronze statue of former president Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria next week, the arts and culture department said on Thursday.

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We need better leaders: Mbeki



Former president Thabo Mbeki has suggested that South Africa is in need of better leadership after the death of former president Nelson Mandela, eNCA news reported on Thursday.

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Full Text of Statement by Cuban President Raul Castro at the Mandela Memorial



Full Text of Speech by Raul Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, at the Memorial Service in honour of the departed anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela, in Johannesburg, December 10, 2013.

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I had no feud with Mandela: Mugabe



President Robert Mugabe has described the late anti-apartheid hero as a “great friend” and denied reports that the two did not get on well.

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Mandela mimer hits back: I am sign language champion



A sign language interpreter accused of gesticulating gibberish during a memorial to Nelson Mandela defended his "champion" performance on Thursday, but said he may have suffered a schizophrenic episode while on stage.

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South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for second day



South Africans will get a second chance Thursday to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela, a day after his distraught widow joined thousands of mourners at his open casket.

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Thousands queue to say goodbye to Nelson Mandela



Thousands of people waited to see Nelson Mandela lying in an open casket on Wednesday in queues reminiscent of South Africa's first democratic election in 1994.

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SACP Western Cape Statement on the heckling of President Zuma at Mandela Memorial Service



STATEMENT BY THE SACP WESTERN CAPE ON THE HECKLING OF PRESIDENT ZUMA AT THE MANDELA MEMORIAL SERVICE

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President Obama finally meets "his President"



U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday had the privilege of meeting with his President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya during the Special Memorial Service for the departed anti-apartheid hero, Dr Nelson Mandela.

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Behind eulogies, US deeply conflicted on Mandela



WASHINGTON -- The Nelson Mandela eulogized to the world by President Barack Obama as "a giant of history" and the "last great liberator of the 20th century" seemed a different person from the one the United States held at arm's length, to put it diplomatically, for much of his life and career.

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Qunu getting ready for Mandela funeral



Johannesburg - About 70 international heads of state are expected to land at Mthatha Airport for the funeral of Nelson Mandela.

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Obama criticised over Castro handshake



Cuban-American politicians in the United States have voiced criticism at President Barack Obama’s historic handshake with Cuban leader Raul Castro at the memorial to Nelson Mandela.

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Cuban First Vice President signs Mandela Condolence Book in Havana



FIRST Vice President Miguel Diaz Canel Bermudez signed the condolences book at the South African embassy in Havana in posthumous tribute to former President Nelson Mandela.

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Body of Nelson Mandela arrives in Pretoria to lie in state



The body of Nelson Mandela has arrived at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where the anti-apartheid hero and first black president of the country will lie in state.

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Obama-Castro handshake a hopeful gesture: Cuba government website (with video)



US President Barack Obama surprise handshake Tuesday with Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial for the late Nelson Mandela in South Africa was saluted in Havana as a hopeful sign.

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Full Text of Tribute by President Jacob Zuma during the Mandela Memorial Service



Tribute by President Jacob Zuma during the Mandela Memorial Service

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ANC slams Zuma booing



Johannesburg - Those who booed during the memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela on Tuesday did the country a disservice, said ANC spokesman Jackson Mthembu.

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AU Commission Chairperson pays tribute to Mandela



When former president Nelson Mandela looked for assistance during the apartheid struggle, doors opened for him, African Union chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said at the FNB Stadium on Tuesday.

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Mandela was a great friend of Russia - Putin



Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, comparing him to Mahatma Gandhi and Soviet dissident and Nobel prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

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Obama shakes hands with Raul Castro



JOHANNESBURG — President Barack Obama has shaken hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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Text of Obama remarks at Nelson Mandela memorial



Text of President Obama remarks at the Nelson Mandela memorial service in Johannesburg on Tuesday, as provided by the White House:

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Live Streaming Video: Nelson Mandela Memorial Service FNB Stadium Johannesburg South Africa



Live Streaming Video: Nelson Mandela Memorial Service FNB Stadium Johannesburg South Africa

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Jesse Jackson: "Apartheid Remains" in U.S. (with video)



Reflecting on the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela, Rev. Jesse Jackson argued that the apartheid regime Mandela spent decades battling continues to exist both in South Africa and the United States.

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Nelson Mandela funeral: Barack Obama arrives aboard "Air Force Awkward"



President Barack Obama touched down in South Africa this morning to attend the memorial service of Nelson Mandela after a crowded flight aboard what the US media dubbed "Air Force Awkward".

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Tribute to Nelson Mandela by Higher Education Minister Dr. Blade Nzimande



Tribute to Nelson Mandela by the Higher Education Minister Dr. Blade Nzimande

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Mourners in South Africa flock to Mandela memorial



JOHANNESBURG -- Mourners are gathering at a stadium near Johannesburg for a massive memorial service honoring Nelson Mandela.

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Obama, Raul Castro, Ban to address Mandela memorial



A great unifier in life, in death Nelson Mandela will again bring together political foes Tuesday, when US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro share a stage at his memorial.

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List of Heads of State attending Mandela Funeral Events



List of Heads of State and Government that will attend events relating to the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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The Other Mandela by Dr. Binoy Kampmark



The cloyingly sweet tributes to the late Nelson Mandela do as much to undermine the man’s legacy as they do to distort the record as to how various statesmen and their regimes responded to him when he was a full fledged activist.

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Trip to Mandela Memorial With Obama an Exclusive Ticket



For U.S. politicians, civil rights leaders, celebrities and business leaders with a connection to Nelson Mandela, there is no more prestigious way to pay their respects at his memorial than to arrive in South Africa on Air Force One with President Barack Obama.

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Mandela urged to refuse Nobel peace prize 20 years ago



Two decades ago in Oslo, Nelson Mandela and the last apartheid president FW de Klerk stood side by side in Oslo and accepted the Nobel peace prize, a moment that epitomised the reconciliation of enemies.

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More than 70 leaders expected for Mandela memorial, funeral



More than 70 heads of state and government are expected in South Africa this week to attend funeral events for former president Nelson Mandela, with most due to attend a huge memorial service in Johannesburg on Tuesday, officials said.

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Message of Condolence from the President of Eritrea on the passing of Nelson Mandela



In a message of condolence he sent to South African President Jacob Zuma in connection with the passing away of Nelson Mandela, President Isaias Afwerki underscored that the late African leader and international icon led the fight against apartheid through sheer force of his ideals and conviction on human dignity.

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Pope Francis pays tribute to Nelson Mandela



Pope Francis joined millions of people around the world in paying tribute to the late South African revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela who passed away on Thursday.

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A Tribute to Nelson Mandela by the Nation of Islam



A tribute to Nelson Mandela by the Nation of Islam

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Venezuelan Political Leaders Mark Mandela Passing with Tributes



Venezuelan political and media leaders have marked the passing of Nelson Mandela with tributes, while President Nicolas Maduro has declared three days of mourning.

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Cuban President Raul Castro to attend Mandela funeral



Havana - Cuban President Raul Castro will attend the funeral of South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, state media reported on Sunday.

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Palestinians join prayers for supporter Nelson Mandela



BETHLEHEM - Palestinians on Sunday joined global prayers for Nelson Mandela, remembering the South African leader and anti-apartheid icon's staunch support for their struggle to end the Israeli occupation.

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Footballers Drogba, Eboue face sanctions for Mandela homage



Istanbul — The Turkish Football Federation has summoned Ivorian internationals Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue for paying homage to Nelson Mandela after a league game, news reports said on Sunday.

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The passing on of Nelson Mandela a serious challenge to SA - former PAC president Motsoko Pheko



The death of former president Nelson Mandela poses a serious challenge to the country to ensure there is equitable redistribution of land, former PAC president Motsoko Pheko said on Saturday.

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UN chief to attend memorial service for Mandela



UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to travel to South Africa on Sunday to attend the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela, a UN spokesman said here Saturday.

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South Africa unites in prayer for Mandela



South Africans were to gather in churches, mosques, temples and synagogues on Sunday to remember Nelson Mandela, whose message of peace and reconciliation transcended race and religion.

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Obama to attend Mandela memorial Tuesday in Johannesburg



President Barack Obama will attend the national memorial service in Johannesburg on Tuesday for former South African President Nelson Mandela who died on Thursday, the White House said.

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Jesse Jackson: Mandela did not adjust his moral compass for anyone



I cannot remember the first time I ever heard the name of Nelson Mandela. Maybe it was in 1963. Then we were all in jail. I was in jail in Greensboro, North Carolina, he was in jail on Robben Island. Dr [Martin Luther] King was in jail that year too, in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Minister: Mandela received his first military training in Algeria



While mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, an Algerian minister on Friday spoke of the African leader’s first military training in Algeria during 1960s.

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In Ronald Reagan era, Mandela was branded a terrorist



WASHINGTON -- The outpouring of acclaim for Nelson Mandela from across the American ideological spectrum contrasts with the history of an earlier era, when many politicians and others derided the late South African anti-apartheid crusader as a communist and a terrorist.

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South Sudan declares three days of national mourning for Mandela



South Sudan on Friday announced three days of mourning following the death of anti-apartheid leader and former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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Mandela funeral cortege to travel round Pretoria for three days



Johannesburg — The funeral cortege of Nelson Mandela will travel through the streets of the capital Pretoria on three consecutive days, the South African government said Saturday, encouraging people to line the route.

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Workers Party of Belgium sends condolences to SACP over Mandela



The Workers party of Belgium (WPB) has joined numerous other organisations and individuals in commiserating with South Africans over the passing on of the former revolutionary leader and world iconic figure, Dr. Nelson Mandela.

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President Robert Mugabe hails Mandela as a champion of the oppressed



Mr Nelson Mandela was a champion of the oppressed and his commitment to liberation will forever be cherished by Zimbabwe, President Mugabe has said.

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Egypt Interim President declares three days of national mourning for Nelson Mandela



Egypt Interim President Adly Mansour issued a presidential decree announcing 3 days of national mourning, from Friday, 6 December until Sunday, 8 December, to commemorate the death of former South Africa leader Nelson Mandela.

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Pan Africanist Congress of Azania on the passing of Mandela



Johannesburg - The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania on Friday sent its condolences to the Mandela family following the death of former president Nelson Mandela.

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Mandela was larger than life: Zwelinzima Vavi



Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela was a larger than life figure who represented the best values of South African people, suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Friday.

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Statement by the Communist Party of Swaziland on the passing of Cde Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela



Statement by the Communist Party of Swaziland on the passing of Cde Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

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Obama to go to South Africa next week for Mandela memorial: White House



President Barack Obama will travel to South Africa next week to participate in memorial events for Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who died on Thursday.

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Message from the Cuban people and government on the occasion of the passing on of Nelson Mandela



Message from the Cuban people and government on the occasion of the passing on of Nelson Mandela

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Message by SPLM-N on the passing of Mandela



Message from the Sudan People Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) on the passing of Nelson Mandela.

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Mandela funeral to be held December 15



Johannesburg — South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday announced that the funeral of Nelson Mandela will take place on December 15 at his rural childhood home.

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Mozambican leaders mourn Mandela



Mozambican Prime minister Alberto Vaquina on Friday paid homage to the late South African leader Nelson Mandela who passed away late Thursday at the age of 95.

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United National Independence Party of Zambia mourns Mandela



Message by the United National Independence Party of Zambia on the passing of Nelson Mandela.

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame remembers Nelson Mandela as “moral exemplar and inspirational figure”



Few were less comfortable with the prospect of sainthood than Nelson Mandela himself.

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Mandela Taught a Continent to Forgive by Ghana President John Mahama



ACCRA, Ghana — FOR years, it seemed as though only one photograph of Nelson Mandela existed. It showed him with bushy hair, plump cheeks, and a look of serious determination. But it was a black-and-white shot, so grainy it looked ancient — a visual documentation of an era and an individual whose time had long passed.

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Message by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to South Africans on the passing of Mandela



President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has joined thousands of other world leaders in paying tribute to the deceased former South African president and world iconic leader, nelson Mandela.

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Kenyan President Uhuru kenyatta declares three days of national mourning for Mandela



NAIROBI, KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared three days of mourning following the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declares three days of national mourning for Mandela



Paris – President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday arrived in Paris, France, to join other world leaders that are participating in a summit on peace and security in Africa.

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SACP statement on the passing of Madiba



SACP statement on the passing away of Madiba

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Passing on of Tata Nelson Mandela: Statement by the Young Communist League of South Africa



Statement by the Young Communist League of South Africa (YCLSA) on the passing of Tata Nelson Mandela

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Preparations begin for Mandela funeral



Preparations began Friday for the state funeral of South African liberation hero Nelson Mandela, as the world mourned the peace icon's passing.

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Song: Free Mandela, Free Africa by Majek Fashek (Video)



Song: Free Mandela, Free Africa by Majek Fashek (Video)

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Poem: I Am Prepared To Die (Mandela Treason Trial Statement "Poetized" by Lee Bob Black)



Poem: I Am Prepared To Die (Mandela Treason Trial Statement "Poetized" by Lee Bob Black)

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Passing of Cde Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: ANC Statement



ANC Statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela

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COSATU pays tribute to Comrade Madiba



The Congress of South African Trade Unions joins all South Africans, and millions more all over the world, in mourning the sad loss today, 5 December 2013, of the greatest ever South African and most inspirational leader in our struggle for liberty and democracy, our beloved Comrade, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

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Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, David Cameron, George Bush, Hollande, Al Sharpton, others mourn Mandela



U.S. first black president paid tribute to Nelson Mandela in a sombre statement delivered from the White House, in which Barack Obama described the personal inspiration he had drawn from the man he called Madiba.

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