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U.S. and South African Presidents Eulogize Nelson Mandela: December 10 and 15, 2013

U.S. and South African Presidents Eulogize Nelson Mandela: December 10 and 15, 2013

U.S. and South African presidents eulogize Nelson Mandela: December 10 and 15, 2013

On December 5, 2013, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the former president of South Africa who was affectionately known as Madiba, died at the age of 95. Mandela was known worldwide for not only his struggle for equality during the apartheid era, but also for his work in the global community. On December 10, 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a eulogy that drew connections to historical figures and called for action to continue the work of building equality for all. The eulogy delivered on December 15, 2013, by South African President Jacob Zuma paid homage to Mandela's great impact around the ...

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