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Mandela Funeral - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "world leaders are preparing to converge in unprecedented numbers on South Africa for Nelson Mandela's funeral"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "one of the biggest global gatherings of powerful people in modern history"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as South Africa embarked on nine days of mourning, comparisons were being drawn with earlier mammoth funeral ceremonies, of President John F. Kennedy and Winston Churchill"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but Mandela's appeal was even broader"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "cutting across religious divides and the usual geopolitical barriers"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "between north and south, east and west"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Barack Obama will fly in, with his wife Michelle, as well as former US presidents"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Britain is expected to send senior royals, Prince Charles, and Prince William as well as the prime minister, David Cameron"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for ordinary South Africans, the biggest send-off will come earlier, in the form"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "of a huge memorial service at Johannesburg's 95,000-seat Soccer City stadium"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "on the edge of Soweto, Mandela's former home"

 

 

 

 


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  • "the arena, known as the "calabash" for its bowl-like shape, has provided the venue for some of the climactic moments of the young democracy's life"

 

 

 

 


 

 

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  • "from Mandela's first major speech on his release from prison in 1990"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to the opening match of the football World Cup hosted by South Africa in 2010"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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he is now at Peace - NBC News: LINK ¤ NBC NEWS

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  • "Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "led his country to democracy"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and became its first black President"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in his jailhouse memoirs, Mandela wrote that even after spending so many years in a spartan cell on Robben Island"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "with one visitor a year and one letter every six months"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he still has faith in human nature"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "no one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he wrote in "Long Walk to Freedom""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "people must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for love comes more naturally to the human heart"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is an ideal for which I hope to live for and achieve"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nelson Mandela died in Johannesburg - BBC News: LINK ¤ B B C

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  • "the Elders - a group of global leaders set up by Mr. Mandela to pursue peace and human rights"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "said they join millions of people around the world"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "who were inspired by his courage and touched by his compassion"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • the group's chair, Kofi Annan: "the world has lost "a clear moral compass""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "while I mourn the loss of one of Africa's most distinguished leaders"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Madiba's legacy beckons us to follow his example"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to strive for human rights"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "reconciliation and justice for all"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the Freedom Fighter who embraced his Enemies
- the Guardian:
LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Reinders (chief of presidential protocol), whose eyes filled with tears as he recalled the story"

 

 

 

 

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  • "told me that during the five years he had served at Mandela's side, travelling far and wide with him"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he had received nothing but courtesy and kindness"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Mandela treated him with the same respect"

 

 

 

 

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  • "as he showed the president of the United States, the pope or Britain's Queen, who, incidentally, adored him"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Mandela must have been the only person in the world, with the possible exception of the Duke of Edinburgh"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "who always called her "Elizabeth""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a friend of mine who was having dinner with him once at his home in Johannesburg recalled how a servant came in with a portable phone"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it was the Queen on the line. Smiling broadly, Mandela put the phone to his ear and exclaimed"

 

 

 

 


 

 

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  • "ah, Elizabeth ! - how are you ? - how are the children ?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

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  • "what Mandela's relationship with Reinders"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the same as it was with all his staff"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "however humble their position - reveals the secret of his success as a political leader"

 

 

 

 

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  • "if politics is about winning people over, Mandela, as numerous other politicians have attested, was the master of the game"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he had at his command an irresistibly seductive cocktail that combined"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "boundless charm born of a vast self-confidence with inflexible principle"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "strategic vision and the canniest pragmatism"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "during his last five years in prison he held more than 70 secret meetings with the justice minister"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Kobie Coetsee, and national intelligence chief, Niel Barnard"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the meetings' purpose to explore the possibility of a political accommodation between blacks and whites"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as he insinuated himself into these two dubious personages' trust (each was regarded as a monster by the world)"

 

 

 

 

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  • "he consolidated his authority over his fellow political prisoners, as he would later over the black population"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "I interviewed Coetsee about those meetings and, as Reinders had done, he wept at the recollection of Mandela"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "whom he defined as the incarnation of the great Roman virtues - dignitas, gravitas, honestas"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "released from prison on 11 February 1990, Mandela went on a triumphant progress around South Africa"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "preaching a finely tuned message of reconciliation and defiance"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he had no choice, for president FW de Klerk, whom he graciously (and shrewdly) described as "a man of integrity""

 

 

 

 

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  • "initially imagined he would get away with some sort of sui generis, semi-democratic, "minority rights" formula that would secure and perpetuate white privilege"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the negotiations that went on over the next four years were tough"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but not nearly as tough as what was going on out in the townships, especially those on the periphery of Johannesburg"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Mandela railed publicly, raged at De Klerk in private and had to be restrained by colleagues in the ANC national executive from not calling off talks altogether; from resorting"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "yet when the supreme test came he kept his cool and gave his blessing to a breakthrough compromise"

 

 

 

 

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  • "whereby the country's first democratically elected government would be a coalition"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "with ministries dispensed in proportion to the percentage of votes each party won"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he reached out to, and to a large degree pacified, the white population"

 

 

 

 

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  • "by persuading his own people to make another major compromise on a matter close to all South African hearts"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it was at a meeting of the ANC's national executive four months before the historic elections of April 1994"

 

 

 

 

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  • "there was never any doubt that the ANC would win the poll; the issue on the table was what should be"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the position of the new government on the delicate question of the national anthem ?"

 

 

 


 

 

 

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  • "the old anthem was clearly unacceptable"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the meeting had just got started when an assistant walked in to tell Mandela that he had a phone call from a head of state"

 

 

 

 

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  • "he left the room and the 30 or so men and women of the ANC's supreme decision-making body carried on without him"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the consensus was overwhelmingly in favour of scrapping "Die Stem" and replacing it with "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "then Mandela walked in"

 

 

 

 

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  • ""we were all like small primary schoolchildren," recalled Sexwale, a big powerful man, with a rich orator's voice"

 

 

 

 

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  • "he asked us how our discussions were going and we told him we had already reached a decision"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he said: "well, I am sorry. I don't want to be rude, but …""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and then Mandela, as sternly schoolmasterish as his fellow ANC leaders had ever seen him, put across his point of view"

 

 

 

 

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  • "this song that you treat so easily holds the emotions of many people who you don't represent yet"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "with the stroke of a pen, you would take a decision to destroy the very - the only - basis that we are building upon:"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "reconciliation"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the issue of the anthem was all about the creation of a national mood"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "of persuading politically by moving people's emotions"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that, as his fellow ANC leaders had come to see, was the essence of his political genius, where he outclassed them all"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he did the same, with even more spectacular success"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "one year into his presidency at the rugby World Cup, staged in South Africa for the first time"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he managed the unlikely feat of persuading his own people to back the South African Springboks"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "transforming one of the most hated symbols of apartheid oppression into an instrument of unity"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "unforgettably, at the final in Johannesburg, which South Africa won"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the almost entirely white crowd (the rugby set had hardly been in the vanguard of racial enlightenment during the apartheid years)"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "rose to bellow out his name, "Nelson ! Nelson ! Nelson !""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "when Mandela handed over the cup to the captain Francois Pienaar, a big blond son of apartheid, he said to him"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "thank you, Francois, for what you have done for our country"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ""no, Mr. President," replied Pienaar, with enormous presence of mind"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "thank you for what you have done for our country !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mandela Trauerfeier - der Standard:
LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "neben US-Präsident Barack Obama werden auch seine Vorgänger George W. Bush und Bill Clinton zu den Trauerfeiern für den verstorbenen südafrikanischen Ex-Präsidenten Nelson Mandela reisen"

 

 

 

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  • "Mandela wird in seinem Heimatort Qunu beigesetzt"

 

 

 

 

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  • "im Fußballstadion von Soweto bei Johannesburg eine Trauerfeier geplant"

 

 

 

 

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  • "erwartet werden fast 95.000 Teilnehmer"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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es liegt nun in euren Händen - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "tief ist in Südafrika die Trauer um den Tod von Nelson Mandela"

 

 

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  • "doch das Ende ist auch ein Beginn"

 

 

 

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  • "das Land muss nun zeigen"

 

 

 

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  • "dass es den Weg des Freiheitshelden weitergehen kann"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in Madibas Worten, die er nach seinem Rückzug im Jahr 2004 verkündete, liegt wohl auch die künftige Herausforderung für Südafrika:"

 

 

 

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  • "es liegt nun in euren Händen"

 

 

 

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  • "die große Aufgabe für sein Volk ist es jetzt, die Vision Mandelas von einem friedvollen, vereinten Südafrika zu leben"
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