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    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon End of Year News Conference

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave a year end press conference. He said “a cessation of hostilities” would be necessary in order for political negotiations…

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    Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela

    A memorial service was held in Johannesburg for former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died on December 5, 2013, at the age of 95. Speakers included President Obama, South…

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    President Obama Departs for South Africa

    President and Mrs. Obama were seen boarding Air Force One for a trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend the national memorial service for former President Nelson…

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    President Obama Remarks on Mandela at Christmas Tree Lighting

    At the ceremony to light the National Christmas Tree, President Obama spoke a few words about former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died the previous day. The flag was…

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    South African Presidential Inaugural Address

    South African President Mandela gave an inaugural address. This is a portion of the 90-minute ceremony in Pretoria, South Africa, where he took the oath of office to assume the presidency…

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    Open Phones on Nelson Mandela

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the death of Nelson Mandela, who died earlier in the day at the age of 95.

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    South African State of the Nation Address

    President Nelson Mandela delivered his first state of the nation address to the South African Parliament. He emphasized all people working together after the many years of racial…

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    President Obama on the Death of Nelson Mandela

    President Obama delivered a statement on the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela who died earlier in the day at the age of 95. President Obama said that “we have…

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    U.N. Secretary General on the Death of Nelson Mandela

    Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke to reporters at United Nations headquarters in New York City following news of the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Nelson…

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    Congressional Ceremony to Honor Nelson Mandela

    Congressional leaders celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the South African leader’s 95th birthday. Speakers read quotes from his public life. House…

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    Book Discussion on After Mandela

    Douglas Foster talked about his book, After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa. He spoke with Alex Kotlowitz, author of Never a City So Real: A Walk in…

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    U.S.-South Africa Relations

    Secretary Clinton spoke about U.S.-South Africa relations. She reaffirmed the position of the U.S. in helping the African continent to reduce disease, poverty, and violent…

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    Michelle Obama Speech to Young Women in Soweto

    First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to young African women leaders at Regina Mundi Church in Soweto, where an uprising began in June, 1976. That protest is considered the start of the movement…

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    South Africa State of the Nation Address

    South Africa President Jacob Zuma delivered the State of the Nation address to a joint session of Parliament.

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    Book Discussion on The Unspoken Alliance

    Sasha Polakow-Suransky, a senior editor at Foreign Affairs, looks at the secret military partnership between Israel and apartheid South Africa following the 1967 Six-Day War (including the…

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    Nuclear Security Summit

    President Obama and President Zuma held a joint photo opportunity for the press prior to a nuclear security summit in Washington.

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    South African President Jacob Zuma State of the Nation Address

    President Zuma delivered the state of the nation address on the 30th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison. His remarks focused on jobs opportunities for youth,…

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    Situation in South Africa

    F.W. de Klerk, Nobel laureate and former South African president, addressed the recent elections and the path South Africa has taken in the years since he and Nelson Mandela left…

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    Book Discussion on Bring Me My Machine Gun

    Alec Russell, author of Bring Me My Machine Gun: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa from Mandela to Zuma (PublicAffairs; April 13, 2009), talked about the political situation ensnaring…

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    Future of Africa

    The panel talked about the degeneration of Zimbabwean social and political institutions, specifically the weak currency and failing medical and economic infrastructure. Other topics…

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