Dec 11th, 2013
Text of speech by President Barack Obama at the Occassion of A Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela in Soweto, South Africa, December 10, 2013 To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of states and government, past and present; distinguished gue...
Dec 13th, 2012
It is insulting to Madiba and everything he has worked for to suggest that the country will fall apart when he dies Madiba is in hospital. Spokespeople assure us he is doing well. That he is old, sick and likely to die soon are avoided or dealt with euphemistically. The tip-toeing around Nelson Mande...
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Jul 19th, 2012
Today, July 18, marks the fourth annual Nelson Mandela International Day. Below, read the statement from President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama honoring the day, and Mandela’s life and work. On behalf of the people of the United States, we would like to extend our heartfelt congratulatio...