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Desmond Tutu Home Robbed; Was at Mandela Memorial

RAY FAURE, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s home was robbed while he was away to attend the memorial honoring Nelson Mandela, police said Wednesday, marking the third time in recent years thieves have targeted him. Robbers hit Tutu’s home in Cape Read More

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Obama to travel to South Africa to honor Mandela

[AP] The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa next week to pay respects to Nelson Mandela. White House press secretary Jay Carney says the Obamas will participate in memorial events, but didn’t say specifically what Read More

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Song, dance, tears prayer for Mandela in S. Africa

[AP] JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans erupted in song, dance and tears on Friday in public and emotional celebrations of the life of Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who bridged this country’s black-white divide and helped avert a race war. People of all colors hugged and shared emotional moments as anti-apartheid Read More

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South Africa: ‘Free but not Equal’

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (NNPA) – When international icon and former political prisoner Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994, it marked a watershed moment for the former minority-ruled country. Mandela, the standard bearer for the African Read More