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Obama renames African Leaders Program after Nelson Mandela

President Obama will rename a program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders after late former South African President Nelson Mandela. Obama is expected to announce the name change at a town hall-style event Monday in Washington. 

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Sign language interpreter at Mandela’s funeral says he hallucinated, heard voices

The South African sign language interpreter accused of making up gibberish during Nelson Mandela’s funeral said that he may have suffered from a schizophrenic episode while on stage. 34-year-old Thamsanqa Jantjie blames the gestures that made no sense to deaf people around the world on voices in his head and hallucinations.

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Nelson Mandela’s funeral scheduled for December 15

Nelson Mandela will be laid to rest at his ancestral village of Qunu on Dec. 15. The village is located in the Eastern Cape. Mandela’s funeral will follow a national week of mourning for the historical figure, and will include an open-air memorial service at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium on Dec. 10.

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BREAKING: Nelson Mandela dead at 95

It is with great regret that we inform you of the passing of Nelson Mandela. He was 95. Mandela, who became South Africa’s first black president after serving nearly three decades in prison fighting South African apartheid, had been ill for quite some time.

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Nelson Madela remains ill, unable to speak

According to his former wife Winnie, Nelson Mandela remains quite ill. Tubes used to clear his lungs and prevent infection make it impossible for the civil rights leader to speak, and he uses his face to communicate. He remains sensitive to any germs and has to literally be kept sterile.

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On This Day: Nelson Mandela Honored With Congressional Gold Medal

Nelson Mandela will go down in history as arguably one of the most brave and influential people in the world. 15 years ago today, the leader and activist was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal.

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Winnie Mandela Biopic Released After 9 Years

Winnie Mandela, the film based on the life of Nelson Mandela’s long-time wife, will finally hit theaters after 9 years of delays. The biopic stars Jennifer Hudson in the lead role and Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela.

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Watch the Trailer for Nelson Mandela Biopic “Long Walk to Freedom”

A trailer has been released for the upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic “Long Walk to Freedom,” starring Idris Elba.

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Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela!

Today is the 95th birthday of the incomparable Nelson Mandela. And – coinciding with this great day – we are happy to report that Mandela’s health is reportedly improving!

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Idris Elba Stars as Nelson Mandela in Upcoming Biopic

Idris Elba will play Nelson Mandela in the upcoming biopic ‘Long Walk to Freedom,” set for a November release. According to Elba, the role was an inspiring and rewarding experience: “Mandela spent 27 years in jail to fight for a nation of people and I learned a lot about sacrifice in that sense”

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