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Nelson Mandela’s Image to appear on South African Bank Notes

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa has unveiled new bank notes that will bear the image of former president Nelson Mandela. President Jacob Zuma made the announcement Saturday during a 22nd anniversary observance of the release of Mr. Mandela after nearly three decades in prison for his activism against apartheid. The five new notes honor Mr. Mandela as South […]

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Nelson Mandela Marks His 93rd Birthday

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Nelson Mandela, the former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, marked his 93rd birthday Monday by receiving good wishes from around the globe and greetings from family and friends. The current South African president, Jacob Zuma, visited the anti-apartheid icon at his home in Qunu, the town in the Eastern Cape where he […]

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South Africans Celebrate Mandela’s Birthday

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Millions of South Africans are celebrating the birthday of Nelson Mandela, who turned 93 Monday. South African schoolchildren began their day by singing a special birthday song for Mr. Mandela, while many adults heeded his call to mark the day by performing community service. The anti-apartheid icon celebrated with family and friends at his home […]

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World Celebrates Mandela’s Birthday

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, is celebrating his 93rd birthday Monday, as people all over the world honor his life by giving back to their own communities. The United Nations designated the former leader’s birthday as Nelson Mandela Day in 2009, with a call for individuals to do 67 minutes of community service […]

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World Celebrates Mandela’s Birthday

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, is celebrating his 93rd birthday Thursday, as people all over the world honor his life by giving back to their own communities. The United Nations designated the former leader’s birthday as Nelson Mandela Day in 2009, with a call for individuals to do 67 minutes of community service […]

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Obama Congratulates Nelson Mandela for his 93rd Birthday

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has congratulated former South African President Nelson Mandela on the eve of his 93rd birthday. In a statement issued Sunday, the U.S. president called Mr. Mandela “a beacon for the global community, and for all who work for democracy, justice and reconciliation.” Mr. Obama praised him for devoting his life to […]

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Book of Mandela’s Quotes Released

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A new book containing more than 2,000 quotes from former South African President and apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was released Monday in Johannesburg. The book, entitled Nelson Mandela by Himself, includes speeches, notebook entries and recorded conversations from the 27 years he spent in prison to his tenure as president that ended in 1999. The […]

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