30-foot statue of Nelson Mandela unveiled in Pretoria, South Africa

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A 30-foot bronze statue of Nelson Mandela is unveiled by South African President Jacob Zuma, second left, watched by Mandela’s oldest grandson Mandla Mandela, fifth left, outside Union Buildings in Pretoria on Monday.

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South Africa buries Nelson Mandela at ancestral home: ‘A great tree has fallen’

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Speeches, songs and artillery fire rang out across Nelson Mandela’s childhood home on Sunday as South Africa said a final farewell to the man who united the country when it teetered on the edge of bloody conflict.

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Mandela service sign language interpreter failed in 2012 with ‘self-invented’ gestures

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A “fake” sign language interpreter who claimed to suffer an on-stage schizophrenic episode during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service failed to communicate a single word of a speech made by South African President Jacob Zuma more than a year ago.

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Obama shakes hands with Cuba’s Castro at Mandela service

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Briefly laying aside differences hardened over decades, President Barack Obama on Tuesday shook the hand of the president of Cuba at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

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Former Pres. Carter: Mandela belongs next to MLK, Gandhi and Mother Teresa

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Former President Jimmy Carter told NBC News on Monday that he places Nelson Mandela alongside Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa as exemplars of inspiration and moral virtue in world history.

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Mandela service, drawing half the world’s leaders, presents security challenge

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An open-air stadium packed with as many as 95,000 mourners, and thousands more surging to get close. On the inside, four presidents of the United States — together overseas for what appears to be only the second time in history — and the leaders of most of the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

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Bill Clinton: Mandela proved ‘when people worked together, good things happen’

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The former president praised the late Nelson Mandela Friday as a leader who sought to demonstrate not only the power of forgiveness, but a message of unity and cooperation.

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#RememberingMandela: Tributes pour in

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The revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95. How will you remember Nelson Mandela? Weigh in across social networks using the hashtag #RememberingMandela.

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Nelson Mandela dead at 95

Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95.

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Mandela’s condition improves as South Africa celebrates icon’s 95th birthday

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As South Africa marked Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday with a nationwide “day of service” on Thursday, the government announced that the anti-apartheid icon’s health was improving. 

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Obama visits Mandela’s former jail before South Africa speech

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U.S. President Barack Obama and his family were visiting a former prison island off South Africa on Sunday in tribute to ailing anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela.

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Obama meets Mandela’s family, praises ailing anti-apartheid leader

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President Barack Obama met privately Saturday with relatives of critically ill anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela in the midst of a three-nation tour through Africa.

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Nelson Mandela’s daughter to NBC News: ‘I can’t stress enough what a fighter he is’

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Nelson Mandela “is not going to go anywhere anytime soon,” one of the anti-apartheid icon’s daughters told NBC News in an exclusive interview on Thursday.

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Ailing Mandela opens eyes, smiles on hearing of Obama’s South Africa trip

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Nelson Mandela “opened his eyes” and smiled after being told of President Barack Obama’s imminent visit to South Africa, his daughter said Tuesday, adding to speculation that the two men might meet.

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BREAKING: Nelson Mandela now in critical condition in South Africa hospital

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Nelson Mandela has taken a turn for the worse and is now in critical condition at a South African hospital, officials said Sunday.

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