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Mandela In the British Media

Even though, we knew for months that Nelson Mandela was close to the end of his days, his death still came as a shock for most. His death is a vivid reminder to every politician and indeed all of us that the certainty of death awaits us.   I first heard about the death of

At Mandela’s Burial: Graca is Woman of the Moment

Just how much important is Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of late Nelson Mandela? Not much to Jacob Zuma, South African president. Dressed in black and seated very close to Graca Machel, Mandela’s widow at the memorial service for Mandela in Soweto, South Africa, Winnie failed to make the list of dignitaries recognized by Zuma. Reading

Zuma Extols Mandela’s Virtues, Honours Him

Jacob Zuma, the South African president has called on South Africans to cease mourning but celebrate the fact that they are Mandela’s compatriots having lived through his time. The South African president was addressing the crowd of foreign dignitaries and South Africans who gathered at the FNB stadium in Soweto. Incidentally that was where the

The Final Walk to Freedom

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 95, first black president of post apartheid South Africa, takes the final bow   After a year of ill health and several scares that he was set to depart earthly life, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, famous anti-apartheid icon and one of the world’s beloved statesmen, finally passed away peacefully at his home in

Mandela Invites the World

A good number of world leaders are being expected to gather this weekend in South Africa to give their last respect to Nelson Mandela, former president of the country and the man who led the struggle for a free South Africa.   Mandela, fondly called Madiba by friends and loved ones or Tata, meaning father,

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