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Good collection of Nelson Mandela Resources for Educators

Good collection of Nelson Mandela Resources for Educators | African News | Scoop.it

What it says in the title.


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Don't cry because he has gone - smile becaue he was here.

 

 

 

 

 

As Dr Suess almost said.

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Don't cry because he has gone - celebrate because he was here.

 

 

 

 

 

As Dr Seuss almost said.

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Address to the Nation By President Jacob Zuma On the Departure of Former President Nelson Mandela

Address to the Nation By President Jacob Zuma On the Departure of Former President Nelson Mandela | African News | Scoop.it

 

My Fellow South Africans,

 

Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed.

 

He passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20h50 on the 5th of December 2013.

 

He is now resting. He is now at peace.

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What is there to say?

 

The world has lost one of its greatest men. Truly irreplacable.

 

Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika

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Nelson Mandela has died, aged 95

Nelson Mandela has died, aged 95 | African News | Scoop.it
NELSON Mandela, South Africa's first black president, has died at the age of 95.
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One important thing I don't like about the above headline is the adjective.

 

What is important is that Madiba was the first DEMOCRATICALLY-ELECTED president of South Africa.

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Mandela family applauds Idris Elba portrayal in biopic of anti-apartheid hero - Telegraph

Mandela family applauds Idris Elba portrayal in biopic of anti-apartheid hero - Telegraph | African News | Scoop.it
The family of Nelson Mandela has applauded British actor Idris Elba’s “unique and very special” portrayal of South Africa’s former president in the film version of his autobiography Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
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Dispatches: Go in Peace, Mandela - Human Rights Watch

Dispatches: Go in Peace, Mandela - Human Rights Watch | African News | Scoop.it

I was a law student at Nelson Mandela’s alma mater, Wits University in Johannesburg, when he was released in 1990 . . . It was a matchless moment, a night that is crystal clear in my memory: two decades later.

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Nelson Mandela obituary

Nelson Mandela obituary | African News | Scoop.it
Hero of the apartheid struggle, he spent 27 years in jail and then became South Africa's first democratically elected president
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Nelson Mandela on Idris Elba: 'Is that me?'

Nelson Mandela on Idris Elba: 'Is that me?' | African News | Scoop.it
Former South African president endorsed casting of The Wire star in official biopic The Long Walk to Freedom, while playing the man gave Elba a new understanding of the word 'patience'

 

Even at 93, says the film director Justin Chadwick, Nelson Mandela "radiates electricity". It's a quality he shares with Idris Elba, British-born star of The Wire, who plays Mandela in Chadwick's official biopic. "When you spend time with Idris, you feel that same energy."

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