Voice of AmericaThe office of retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he will attend the funeral of fellow Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela, after earlier saying he would not go because he was not invited. A spokesman for the Anglican cleric issued a statement …Tutu not invited for Mandela’s funeralXinhuaDesmond Tutu changes plans, says he […]
President Obama can’t catch a break at times. Sitting with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron, it was she who initiated making the “selfie” (the new hot word for a self-portrait made with a smartphone) at the “festive” funeral for Nelson Mandela. But even with that fact, and her defense […]
President Barack Obama spoke at the funeral for Nelson Mandela today, and The White House provided a transcript of his remarks. They appear below. President Obama spoke at First National Bank Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, at 1:31 South Africa Standard Time (SAST). 1:31 P.M. SAST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank […]
Nelson Mandela Funeral Service Live Stream Nelson Mandela, perhaps the greatest political leader of our time, died last Thursday at the age of 95. Now, today, as this is written, the Nelson Mandela funeral service is underway and from Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium. U.S. President Barack Obama is in attendance. Stay tuned.
Voice of AmericaJOHANNESBURG — South Africa will hold a period of mourning unparalleled in the nation’s history, as the world marks the death of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. South Africans have already made pilgrimages to his Johannesburg homes to leave …Nelson Mandela death: The man who destroyed apartheidBBC NewsUS government considered Nelson Mandela a terrorist […]