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Mandela begged Abacha on MKO, Obasanjo, Ogoni 9 — MBEKI

Mandela begged Abacha on MKO, Obasanjo, Ogoni 9 — MBEKI

Former South African president, Mr. Thabo Mbeki, has revealed how Nelson Mandela, former president of the country, begged Sani Abacha, Nigeria’s former head of state, to halt the execution of the ‘Ogoni Nine’.
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So what, exactly, is it that makes Nelson Mandela so special?

So what, exactly, is it that makes Nelson Mandela so special?

Apart from the fact that he emerged from 27 years in apartheid prisons bearing so little malice. And that he insisted on “reconciliation” being central to a truth commission in order to heal wounds caused by years of bitter racial hatred.

Nelson Mandela is dead

Nelson Mandela is dead

Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday.

Family gathers at Mandela home

Family gathers at Mandela home

Friends and relatives of ailing South African icon Nelson Mandela gathered Thursday at his Johannesburg home where the 95-year-old is said to be on his “deathbed”.

Mandela movie smashes S.Africa box office record

Mandela movie smashes S.Africa box office record

 A film based on the life of Nelson Mandela, “Long Walk to Freedom”, has became South Africa’s all-time highest grossing picture after its opening last week, production company Videovision Entertainment said Tuesday.