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Mandela laid to rest in Qunu, ending journey that transformed South Africa – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Nelson Mandela was laid to rest in his childhood village of Qunu on Sunday, marking the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president who transformed South Africa. Under the scorching sun, a military escort accompanied his coffin …South Africa Buries MandelaTIMEMandela laid to rest at family homeTelegraph.co.ukSouth Africans Mourn as […]

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Mandela memorial: From ‘rainbow nation’ to ‘rain boo nation’ – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Jacob Zuma’s booing at the Nelson Mandela memorial is a topical issue here in South Africa, with local media leading with headlines such as “Rain boo nation”. Calling this the “beginning of the end” of Mr Zuma’s presidency would be overstating it …Thousands of South Africans Bid Emotional Goodbye to Mandela (1)BusinessweekTens of […]

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South Africans Celebrate First Black President, but Boo the Current One – TIME

TIMEThousands, including dozens of global dignitaries, piled into Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. But when current President Jacob Zuma took the stage, he was roundly jeered. By Alex Perry / Qunu, South Africa …Body of Nelson Mandela Lies in State in PretoriaNew York TimesNelson Mandela’s body lying in state […]

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Mandela memorial service brings raucous celebration, introspection – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG – South Africans gave the man they consider the father of their country a raucous and festive sendoff that at times was part revival and other times seemed more like a soccer match. The steady, cold rain kept many home, leaving entire …South African leader Mandela rememberedWashington PostObama Hails Mandela As “Last Great […]

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President Obama Speech At Nelson Mandela Funeral: Transcript

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 […]

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Obama praises ‘giant of history’ at packed Mandela memorial – CNN

CNNJohannesburg (CNN) — Presidents and prime ministers, celebrities and royals joined tens of thousands of South Africans to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, in a memorial service celebrating a man seen as a global symbol of reconciliation. In what …Obama eulogizes Mandela as ‘great liberator’USA TODAYIn life, Nelson Mandela often irritated USWashington PostObama […]

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Crowds Mass in South Africa to Bid Farewell and Honor Mandela – New York Times

New York TimesSOWETO, South Africa — In an outpouring of praise, memory and celebration, scores of leaders from around the world, including President Obama, joined tens of thousands of South Africans in vast rainswept soccer stadium on Tuesday to pay common …World leaders join singing crowds for Mandela memorialCNN InternationalObama’s speech at Mandela memorial: ‘Mandela […]

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South Africa, world leaders gather to mourn former president Nelson Mandela – Washington Post

Washington PostSOWETO —Scores of world leaders, along with tens of thousands of South Africans, honored Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life in here Tuesday in a massive stadium ceremony filled with tributes and joyous song. Huge, boisterous crowds waited patiently …Nelson Mandela’s ‘mighty power of forgiveness’ lauded at memorialNBCNews.comNelson Mandela memorial service latest: world leaders and mourners […]

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Obama arrives for Mandela service, celebration – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG — Thousands of South Africans filled trains and buses and headed to a soccer stadium where President Obama and other leaders from around the globe were honoring Nelson Mandela in a memorial service Tuesday. Extreme levels of …South Africa, world leaders gather to honor MandelaWashington PostNelson Mandela memorial: Snipers, troops stand guardCNN InternationalObama, […]

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World leaders, singing crowds gather for Mandela memorial – Reuters

ReutersJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – World leaders from U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuba’s Raul Castro joined thousands of South Africans to honor Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in a memorial that will celebrate his gift for bringing enemies together across …Mandela memorial: Thousands gather in JohannesburgBBC NewsMourners in South Africa flock to Mandela memorialHouston ChronicleNelson Mandela memorial: […]

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Mandela memorial service: Mourners gather in Johannesburg – BBC News

BBC NewsTens of thousands of mourners are expected in Johannesburg for a memorial service for Nelson Mandela. US President Barack Obama and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be among those paying tribute. The service will be held at the 90,000 …Journalist recalls covering Mandela’s campaignUSA TODAYWorld leaders, thousands of South Africans to honor […]

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Massive crowds expected at the stadium for Mandela – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Presidents and grandchildren will join a massive throng of mourners Tuesday for a tribute to Nelson Mandela, the embodiment of this nation’s struggle for democracy and champion of human rights. On Monday, police and …Was Mandela Right to Sell Out Black South Africans?BloombergNelson Mandela: Kings, queens, presidents and prime ministers […]

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South Africans Embark on Day of ‘Prayer and Reflection’ for Mandela – New York Times

New York TimesJOHANNESBURG — At the start of a week of commemorations, South Africans embarked Sunday on what the authorities have called a day of prayer and reflection following the death of Nelson Mandela, gathering in places of worship, private homes and …South Africans Pray for MandelaTIMESouth Africa Begins Farewell to Nelson MandelaWall Street JournalThe […]

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Mandela death: ‘Day of prayer’ in South Africa – BBC News

BBC NewsThousands of South Africans are expected to take part in a day of “prayer and reflection” for late President Nelson Mandela. President Jacob Zuma will attend a service in a Methodist church in Johannesburg, with other multi-faith services planned throughout …African National Congress faces tough road without MandelaUSA TODAYUN chief to attend Mandela’s memorial […]

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S. Africa Prepares for Mandela’s Funeral – Voice of America

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 […]

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South Africans on Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – BBC News

BBC NewsSouth Africans are flocking to the cinemas to watch a film about their former President, Nelson Mandela. The movie Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, starring British actor Idris Elba, is based on the former political prisoner’s autobiography of the same title and …South Africans warm to Mandela movie, critics unimpressedReutersZindzi Mandela Reflects on ‘Mandela: […]

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Portraying Nelson Mandela hits close to home for Idris Elba – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBritish actor Idris Elba is having what he describes as a “beautiful moment” in his career. His off-screen life, though, is another story. This summer, Elba starred in Guillermo del Toro’s special-effects action thriller “Pacific Rim,” in which he transformed the …‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Gives Idris Elba A Real Oscars ChanceContactmusic.comIdris […]