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    Power Lines

    Mr. Carter talked about his book, Power Lines: Two Years on South Africa’s Borders, published by National Geographic Books, about the time he spent there as a Peace Corps volunteer. While…

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    South Africa Political and Economic Development

    Frans Cronje talked about political and economic development in South Africa since the country changed from apartheid to a majority-rule government system. Among the topics he addressed…

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    African Americans and Anti-colonialism in Africa

    Professor Carol Anderson, author of Bourgeois Radicals: the NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941 to 1960, talked about African Americans' support for anti-colonialism in…

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    Panel on Nelson Mandela

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault, author of New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa’s Renaissance, Alan Wieder, author of Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid, and Sean Jacobs, author of Thabo…

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    U.S.-Africa Relations

    South African President Jacob Zuma spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about his expectations for the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. He also spoke about the…

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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 on a transitional government in…

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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 Mandela. There were…

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    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 Chicago. This…

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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 also…

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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 lost one of the most influential,…

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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 Mandela, who had been in…

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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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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    Nelson Mandela was honored by American leaders for his effort to promote racial equality in South Africa. They praised him for continual work for freedom and the end to apartheid. For his…

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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 problems.…

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    South African President Inauguration

    During a 90-minute ceremony in Pretoria, South Africa, President Mandela took the oath of office to assume the presidency of South Africa. It marked the first time in over four hundred…

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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 Speaker John Boehner said talking about Mandela was like…

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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 uprisings. She…

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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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