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Tutu leads 'thank you' at Westminster Abbey | DispatchOnline

Tutu leads 'thank you' at Westminster Abbey | DispatchOnline | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it
NELSON Mandela's memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London yesterday was a chance for the UK to say thank you to him. President Jacob Zuma sent D. ...
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Prince Harry steps in for the Queen at emotional Nelson Mandela service - hellomagazine.com

Prince Harry steps in for the Queen at emotional Nelson Mandela service - hellomagazine.com | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it
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Prince Harry steps in for the Queen at emotional Nelson Mandela service
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03 MARCH 2014 Prince Harry stepped in for the Queen to attend a memorial service in honour of the late Nelson Mandela on Monday morning.
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Nelson Mandela remembered at Westminster Abbey

Nelson Mandela remembered at Westminster Abbey | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it
A memorial stone will be laid in Westminster Abbey for the late South African President Nelson Mandela.
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A Less Saintly Nelson Mandela

A Less Saintly Nelson Mandela | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it
Weeks of rose-colored reminiscences followed the leader’s death. But a day in 1994 revealed a less sanitized reality.
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Reihan Salam - Thoughts on Post-Mandela South Africa

Reihan Salam - Thoughts on Post-Mandela South Africa | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it

My latest column is a very brief political history of post-apartheid South Africa. I argue that though Nelson Mandela was an admirable figure in many respects, his successors in the African National Congress have not had a very successful economic track record. 

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Why It Was Mandela’s Flaws That Made Him Great

Why It Was Mandela’s Flaws That Made Him Great | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it
Be in no doubt that Nelson Mandela, the world’s most famous political prisoner, campaigner against racist rule, and magnanimous leader, was a great man. When spending time with him, one felt awed, weak at the knees.
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Nelson Mandela: Philip Gourevitch on Prisoner 466/64. by The New Yorker on SoundCloud

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Mandela Video News | VideoNewsIndex.com

Mandela Video News | VideoNewsIndex.com | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it

Latest Mandela-related video clips, including full coveragge of mourning period and funeral.

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013 | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it
He was a hero who ranks with Abraham Lincoln. But he left a more ambivalent legacy, too.
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The Character of Nelson Mandela « by Max Boot, Commentary Magazine

The Character of Nelson Mandela « by Max Boot, Commentary Magazine | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it

..the largest part of the explanation for why South Africa is light years ahead of most African nations–why, for all its struggles with high unemployment, crime, corruption, and other woes, it is freer and more prosperous than most of its neighbors–is the character of Nelson Mandela.

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In Nation Remade by Mandela, Social Equality Remains Elusive

In Nation Remade by Mandela, Social Equality Remains Elusive | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it
Black South Africans are still very far behind whites when it comes to income and education, and by some measures falling further back.
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The Distraction of a Handshake in South Africa

The Distraction of a Handshake in South Africa | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it
Commentators tried to decipher the meaning of a handshake between President Obama and President Raúl Castro of Cuba at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.
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Tribute paid to Nelson Mandela in London - News24

Tribute paid to Nelson Mandela in London - News24 | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it
Tribute paid to Nelson Mandela in London News24 London - Two of Nelson Mandela's daughters joined Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince Harry on Monday at a memorial service for former president Nelson...
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Nelson Mandela thanksgiving service: 'A fitting tribute' - BBC News

Nelson Mandela thanksgiving service: 'A fitting tribute' - BBC News | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it
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It was a thanksgiving service that blended the traditionally British with the distinctly African. It celebrated the role the UK played in the anti-apartheid struggle.
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Former Robben Island prison guard smuggled a baby into Nelson Mandela's jail cell

Former Robben Island prison guard smuggled a baby into Nelson Mandela's jail cell | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it
A former Robben Island prison guard has revealed that he once smuggled a baby into Nelson Mandela's cell in a bleak, maximum security prison so he could see his grandchild.

Christo Brand said he was just 19 when he first came face-to-face with Nelson Mandela, who was then 60, but soon became friends with the man who would become South Africa's leader.

But Mr Brand told ITV News that despite Mandela's historic rise to power, he never saw a change in him from "prisoner to president".
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Nelson Mandela, 1918–2013: Remembering an Icon of Freedom | TIME.com

Nelson Mandela, 1918–2013: Remembering an Icon of Freedom | TIME.com | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it
TIME's former managing editor writes about the man he knew — a prisoner turned peacemaker who carried South Africa out of apartheid and changed the world
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Mandela’s heirs face a rocky economic future

Mandela’s heirs face a rocky economic future | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it
One of the key reasons for South Africa’s weak performance is that while high-growth countries saw large numbers of workers shift from low-productivity sectors, like subsistence farming, into high-productivity sectors like export-oriented...
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Outside Madiba's Home

Outside Madiba's Home | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it
Media hype aside, the scene outside Nelson Mandela's house was not that dramatic. That's because he turned South Africa into a normal country.
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Nelson Mandela: the meaning of the Madiba magic - FT.com

Nelson Mandela: the meaning of the Madiba magic - FT.com | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it
The “old man” was angry. His lips were pursed, his head held high, his Olympian gaze stony. When Nelson Mandela finally started speaking, his words were even more clipped than usual. This was not an irrational fury.
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A Call for Freedom in South Africa « Commentary Magazine

A Call for Freedom in South Africa « Commentary Magazine | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it

"Mandela’s alliances with the Soviet Union, Communist Cuba, and terrorists like Yasir Arafat were marriages of convenience forced on him due to the fact that the Cold War left him without significant Western friends."

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The Contradictions of Mandela

He left South Africa a proud legacy of freedom and tolerance. Alas, some of his compatriots are trampling on it.
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Gandhi and Mandela

Gandhi and Mandela | Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013 | Scoop.it
Self-rule for the two men forged in South Africa's racist crucible was a political goal. It was also an internal value.
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