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The Death of Nelson Mandela

International reactions to the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela

  • The program for the memorial service for Nelson Mandela has been released by the South African government:

    1. National Anthem by Mass Choir
    2. Welcome and Opening Remarks by Program Directors
    3. Interfaith Prayers
    4. Tribute by Family Friend Andrew Mlangeni
    5. Tribute by Family: General Thanduxolo Mandela
    6. Tribute by the Grandchildren: Mbuso Mandela, Andile Mandela, Zozuko Dlamini, and Phumla Mandela.
    7. Tribute by UN Representative: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
    8. Tribute by AU Commission Chair: Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma
    9. Tribute by Foreign Dignitaries: U.S. President Barack Obama, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao, Namibian President Hifikepunye Phamba, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, Cuban President Raul Castro
    10. Keynote Address by the President of South Africa: Jacob Zuma
    11. Sermon by Bishop Ivan Abrahams
    12. Vote of Thanks by Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane

    As the world mourns Nelson Mandela, tune in to Al Jazeera America at 4am ET/1pm ET as we cover the memorial to celebrate his life: alj.am
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