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South Africa pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela a year after his Death

South Africa pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela a year after his Death

Today, South Africa observed three minutes of silence in honor of the founding father of the country's freedom and former president Nelson Mandela a year after his death. The tribute preceded by the ringing of bells, blowing of vuvuzelas and hooting of car horns.

The silence was observed to reflect on the life of a selfless freedom fighter who led the struggle for the liberation from apartheid (system of racial segregation in South Africa) almost his entire life.

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Mandela Month activities start with flame lit in Qunu

Mandela Month activities start with flame lit in Qunu

The Nelson Mandela Museum's Acting CEO Noel Solani yesterday lit the flame at Qunu, outside Mthatha, symbolizing the start of Mandela Month activities.

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Actor Morgan Freeman’s Photo wrongly put up instead of Mandela on Billboard

Actor Morgan Freeman’s Photo wrongly put up instead of Mandela on Billboard

A major goof up took place when a billboard in India wrongly put up the photo of actor Morgan Freeman rather than the photo of Nelson Mandela. The billboard had to put up the photo of Nelson Mandela was dedicated to him, who has died on December 5.

But wrongly Freeman's photo was there, who has played Mandela's role in the movie Invictus. The billboard was erected on the side of a road in Coimbatore. A photo of the billboard was taken and was posted on Twitter and it quickly got viral.

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Screening of All Films Suspended for Mandela’s Funeral

Screening of All Films Suspended for Mandela’s Funeral

In order to mark respect for former president Nelson Mandela, screening of all the films has been suspended for the first show on Sunday morning. The new was revealed by Ster-Kinekor on Thursday.

Tens of Thousands of South Africans Dance to Pay Tribute to Mandela

Tens of Thousands of South Africans Dance to Pay Tribute to Mandela

Plethora of South Africans was witnessed dancing and singing for Nelson Mandela on Wednesday. Formal ceremonies were cancelled to celebrate the life of struggle and dignity of Nelson Mandela.

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A Tattooist Draws Sketch of Mandela to Pay Him Tribute

A Tattooist Draws Sketch of Mandela to Pay Him Tribute

World has ended for Nelson Mandela as an apartheid hero died on 5 December. He was a great person and meant a lot not only for people of South Africa, but also for people across the globe.

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Luyombya Draws Inspiration from Mandela in Battles against HIV and AIDS

Luyombya Draws Inspiration from Mandela in Battles against HIV and AIDS

Death of Nelson Mandela marked the end of a renowned life. An activist at the Regent Park Community Health Centre, Luyombya got encouragement from Mandela in his fight against the shame that is surrounding HIV and AIDS.

The concern related to AIDS was serious for Mandela. His eldest son died of AIDS in the year 2005. Luyombya of 33 years has been waging his own fight against the immunodeficiency disease for most of his life.

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Emulating Mandela’s Accent was a Big Challenge for Idris Elba

Emulating Mandela’s Accent was a Big Challenge for Idris Elba

Idris Elba has played the character of Nelson Mandela in the biopic about his life, 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'. He has admitted that it was not at all easy for him to emulate the dialect of Nelson Mandela. As a matter of fact, it took a long time for the 41-year-old actor to perfect Nelson Mandela's accent.

He said that he was not comfortable doing that in the beginning and it was for the simple reason that he could not understand that what was making Mandela to talk like that. But he eventually figured out that it was the traditional language, Xhosa.

Olympics in South Africa among Mandela’s Last Wishes

Olympics in South Africa among Mandela’s Last Wishes

South Africa hosting Olympics was among the last wishes of great leader Nelson Mandela. Mandela, who left this world on Thursday after prolonged illness, expressed his desire to Sam Ramsamy.

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Mandela ‘A Giant For Justice’, says UN Secretary-General

Mandela ‘A Giant For Justice’, says UN Secretary-General

Nelson Mandela was a 'giant for justice', said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He said that his struggle was selfless towards human dignity, equality and freedom and those were a great source of inspiration for many people around the world.

Nelson Mandela's death was announced on Thursday. Ban said that he will never forget the meeting he had with Mandela at his residence in South Africa in February 2009. Ban said, "When I thanked him for his life's work, he insisted the credit belonged to others. I will never forget his selflessness and deep sense of shared purpose".

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