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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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    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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    Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf delivered the annual speech honoring former South African President Nelson Mandela. In her speech titled “Behold the New Africa,” she cited economic…

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    International AIDS Issues

    Former President Clinton and former President Mandela spoke at the closing session of the International AIDS Conference in Barcelona. The two are co-chairmen of the International AIDS…

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    South African State of the Nation Address

    President Mandela opened the second session of the South African parliament during his term. In his remarks, he talked about his first nine months in office and outlined his agenda for this…

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    South Africa's Democratic Future

    President Mandela addressed the committee one day after blacks were given a role in the South African government. He spoke about the need for peace among all races in South Africa. He also…

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    African National Congress Leader Address

    In his address to a joint meeting of Congress, Mr. Mandela appealed for support of the struggle for a multi-racial democracy in South Africa. He is only the third private citizen in U.S.…

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    U.S. Aid to Africa

    Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela talked about the role of the United States in aid and development efforts in Africa. Among the issues he addressed were the spread of…

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    Terrorist Attacks in U.S.

    Following a meeting in the White House, President Bush and Mr. Mandela spoke to reporters about international efforts to combat terrorism and a plane crash in Queens, New York.

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    South African Presidential Inauguration

    Scenes were shown of the inauguration parade and ceremony for President Mbeki. President Mbeki talked about their rich heritage and that they owe their ancestors for the democracy that they…

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    South African Presidential Address

    President Mandela spoke about the socio-economic challenges facing South Africa and the means which have been employed to overcome them. He noted that civil society depended on cooperation…

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    African-American Religious Leaders

    President Clinton and others honored President Mandela for his service and sacrifice to help end apartheid in South Africa.

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    General Assembly Opening Session

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    U.S.-South Africa Relations

    After their meeting, Presidents Clinton and Mandela held a joint news conference outside President Mandela’s office building. They stressed the importance of U.S.-South African trade relations…

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    Developing Economies

    In Davos, Switzerland, leaders of developing countries discussed their national economies, global trade and technology. Translation into English was by voiceover.

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    African National Congress Party Conference

    President Mandela spoke to members of the African National Congress at the 50th annual party conference in Mafikeng, South Africa. He spoke about the results of the end of apartheid and the…

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    South African State of the Nation Debate

    Opposition leaders and government ministers reacted to President Mandela’s speech to the opening session of Parliament. Then, the next day, President Mandela reacted to their comments.

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    South African Parliament Opening

    President Mandela, his cabinet, judiciary officials and members participated in the first opening of the South African Parliament under the nation’s new constitution. Mandela opened the…

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