A farewell watched by the world
No lamentation, only celebration at memorial ceremony for Mandela in Johannesburg.
JOHANNESBURG – There was one moment in U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech on Tuesday that was unforgettable. Toward the end, Obama quoted a poem that Nelson Mandela liked to read in his prison cell on Robben Island. Behind Obama was a glass wall, and through it, despite the pouring rain, one could see hundreds of South Africans in the stands, swaying from side to side, waving...
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