Here are the remarks of President Barack Obama, as prepared for delivery, at a memorial Tuesday to commemorate the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa.
(CNN) - At Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday, President Barack Obama said the icon's death should prompt a time for self-reflection. "With honesty, regardless of our station or our circumstance, we must ask: how well have I applied his lessons in my own life?" Obama said. "It is a question I ask myself - as […]
(CNN) – Arriving on stage at FNB stadium in Johannesburg to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela,President Barack Obama shook hands with dozens of other world leaders, pausing briefly to grasp the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro. It was a moment of high symbolism. More than 50 years after the Cuban Revolution, the United States […]
President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban leader Raúl Castro at the memorial for the late President Nelson Mandela in Soweto, Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. Raúl Castro has served as president since his brother, Fidel, was incapacitated by ill health. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama delivered a eulogy to South Africa's late President Nelson Mandela at First National Bank Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg on Tuesday, before a large crowd that had gathered in the rain for a memorial together with dozens of heads of state from around the world. Show More Summary
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Sadly, this has become the norm from the White House since Obama became President…. Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. pic.twitter.com/4qlqsXLp6e — The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 5, 2013 “Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Show More Summary
South African President Jacob Zuma: "We've lost our greatest son." President Barack Obama: "Like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set. And so long as I live, I will do what I can to learn from him." Secretary of State John Kerry: “Nelson Mandela was a stranger to hate. Show More Summary
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To the Nelson Mandela funeral. (Jimmy Carter too.)