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Nelson Mandela memorial service: Obama praises ‘Madiba’ in eulogy – ‘We will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again’

Nelson Mandela memorial service: Obama praises ‘Madiba’ in eulogy – ‘We will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again’ Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th … Continue reading

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How US Treated Mandela in ’80s Has Lessons for Today

How US Treated Mandela in ’80s Has Lessons for Today Nelson Mandela is winning deserved praise in this country and across the world, but it’s useful to remember that it wasn’t always so, writes Katrina vanden Heuvel in the Washington … Continue reading

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Southern Sheriff: I Won’t Lower Flag for Mandela

Southern Sheriff: I Won’t Lower Flag for Mandela A sheriff in South Carolina has shrugged off orders from President Obama and refused to fly his office’s flag at half-mast to honor Nelson Mandela, the Greenville News reports. The lowering of … Continue reading

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Six Things Nelson Mandela Believed That Most People Won’t Talk About

Six Things Nelson Mandela Believed That Most People Won’t Talk About Nelson Mandela’s death has unleashed a flood of whitewashed, politically correct memorials of a man who spent most of his life as a deeply radical and controversial figure. In … Continue reading

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Mandela’s radicalism often ignored by Western admirers | Al Jazeera America

Mandela’s radicalism often ignored by Western admirers | Al Jazeera America The South African leader was a politically complex figure shaped by national liberation struggles and Cold War tensions. “He came out of prison a senior statesman in waiting. He … Continue reading

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Dick Cheney Didn’t Regret His Vote Against Freeing Nelson Mandela, Maintained He Was A ‘Terrorist’

Dick Cheney Didn’t Regret His Vote Against Freeing Nelson Mandela, Maintained He Was A ‘Terrorist’ In 1986, Nelson Mandela – the former president of South Africa who died Thursday at the age of 95 – was serving the 23rd year … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela ~ July 18,1918 – December 5, 2013

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Nelson Mandela Dead at 95

Nelson Mandela Dead at 95 Nelson Mandela, former South African president and an icon of the anti-apartheid movement, has died at age 92. Mandela spent 27 years in prison and became a potent symbol of apartheid’s injustices in South Africa. … Continue reading

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