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COMMENT: How Mandela bent history

Before anything, he was a politician; skilled at building coalitions and charming political opponents | MARK SUZMAN | Twenty-five years ago, South Africa held its first free elections after the end of apartheid. The African National Congress won overwhelmingly, and its leader, Nelson Mandela, began to knit the country back …

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Beyonce to lead Mandela tribute concert

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Beyonce will lead an all-star line-up that includes Ed Sheeran, Jay-Z and Usher in Johannesburg on Sunday when she performs at a concert to honour the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. The concert is the climax of a year of events celebrating the centennial …

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Oprah honours Mandela ahead of global charity concert

Soweto, South Africa | AFP |  US television celebrity Oprah Winfrey on Thursday paid emotional tribute to Nelson Mandela as she prepared to host a star-studded concert in Johannesburg to cap celebrations marking 100 years since his birth. Winfrey will co-host the Global Citizen festival on Sunday, where artists including …

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Obama to deliver Mandela lecture in S.Africa in July

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at a 4,000-capacity arena in Johannesburg in July, South African organisers announced on Monday. Obama, who met with Mandela in 2005 and who made an emotional address at his funeral, will speak …

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Cafe Javas now in Nairobi, Kenya

  Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Cafejavas, a Kampala-based full-service, quick-casual, coffee-themed restaurant chain, has crossed the border from Uganda, taking their services to Nairobi, Kenya. It is a Mandela Group company. C.Js is the newest Coffee place / Gastronomy place in Nairobi – Koingage Street. Let these pictures …

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S.Africa lays to rest ‘Mama’ Winnie Mandela

Soweto, South Africa | AFP | South Africa lays to rest anti-apartheid icon and Nelson Mandela’s former wife Winnie Mandela with full state honours at a stadium funeral in Soweto on Saturday. Tens of thousands of mourners burst into loud cheers as the casket carrying her remains was wheeled into …

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