Tens of thousands of mourners gathered at Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium to pay their respects at a memorial service for fallen South African leader Nelson Mandela. They were joined by about 100 World leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, who spoke of Mandela’s legacy.
South Africa’s first black president and renowned anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela died Thursday at age 95.
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On his first official visit to South Africa, U.S. President Barack Obama met the family of ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela on Saturday. Obama had reportedly wished to meet with Mandela himself, but the anti-apartheid hero has been in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital due to a lung infection. Outside the hospital and across the country, South Africans have been praying, leaving messages and lighting candles for their ill former president.
Many well-wishers left messages of support for former South African president Nelson Mandela who remained in critical condition Tuesday.
June 24 Photo Brief: Nik Wallenda’s high wire walk over Arizona gorge, missing red panda found, 2013 supermoon
Nik Wallenda completes tightrope walk over Arizona gorge, missing red panda at the National Zoo found, the 2013 supermoon and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Visual coverage of death and/or injury may be depicted.
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