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Desmond Tutu Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela

By Desmond Tutu Nelson Mandela is mourned by South Africans, Africans and the international community today as the leader of our generation who stood head and shoulders above his contemporaries — a colossus of unimpeachable moral character and integrity, the … Continue reading

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Pride in a forgotten place where Mandela once lived

By  Sudarsan Raghavan Less than 10 miles from Nelson Mandela’s opulent home, where thousands are gathering every day to pay tribute, is another house once inhabited by the anti-apartheid icon. This one has only one room, no toilet, no running water, … Continue reading

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South Africa’s week of mourning for ‘outstanding son’ Mandela

By Julian Borger, David Smith, and Harriet Sherwood South Africa is set for a week of mourning after the death of Nelson Mandela, the most universally loved and revered leader in history, through a series of events to celebrate his … Continue reading

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South Africa’s Nelson Mandela dies

Mr Mandela, 95, led South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison. He had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital. In a statement on South … Continue reading

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South Africans on Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

By Milton Nkosi South 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 … Continue reading

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