Nelson Mandela's 94th Birthday: World Leaders Pay Tribute

Date: 18-07-2012 11:14 am (11 years ago) | Author: Abu Rachael
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US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, paid tribute to South African ex-president Nelson
Mandela ahead of his 94th birthday, as having "abiding humility" and "unbreakable will".


"On behalf of the people of the United States, we would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Nelson Mandela on the occasion of his 94th birthday and the fourth annual Nelson Mandela International Day," the US first couple said in a statement honouring the anti-apartheid icon on Tuesday.



Mandela's "extraordinary life and steadfast commitment to the principles of democracy and reconciliation continues to be a beacon for people of all backgrounds who strive for dignity, justice, and freedom," they said, describing his personal story as "one of unbreakable will, unwavering integrity, and abiding humility".

The Obamas said their family "has been inspired by Madiba's example, and has deeply appreciated the time we have spent with him, and his wisdom, grace and generosity of spirit".

"By any measure, Nelson Mandela has changed the arc of history, transforming his country, continent, and the world," the statement read.

Obama's Democratic predecessor Bill Clinton, meanwhile, hailed his close ties with Mandela before visiting the South African icon's home in his childhood village.

Clinton spent two hours inside Mandela's family compound in Qunu, the picturesque south-eastern village where the South African leader grew up.

Mandela, who was president from 1994-1999, spent 27 years in the apartheid regime's jails. He retired from political life in 2004.
Source:http://news.naij.com/3156.html


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- mallorca at 18-07-2012 11:21 AM (11 years ago)
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- Lekan22 at 18-07-2012 12:14 PM (11 years ago)
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Congratulations Madiba.
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- jamesbondchick at 18-07-2012 12:37 PM (11 years ago)
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- Shydaimma at 18-07-2012 12:59 PM (11 years ago)
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Great i love Nelson Mandela Happy Birthday to you daddy Smiley

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- qbabe at 18-07-2012 01:03 PM (11 years ago)
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- dlimelite at 18-07-2012 01:13 PM (11 years ago)
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY NELSON MANDELA!!!
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- moriztuos at 18-07-2012 01:15 PM (11 years ago)
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Congrats
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- Cruset at 18-07-2012 01:20 PM (11 years ago)
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happy birthday madiba.
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- cadanre at 18-07-2012 01:24 PM (11 years ago)
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Mandela is a legend.

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- franel at 18-07-2012 01:26 PM (11 years ago)
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Man I LOVE! NELSON MANDELA




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- ronke1234 at 18-07-2012 01:32 PM (11 years ago)
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happy birthday the greatest man!
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- verah at 18-07-2012 01:34 PM (11 years ago)
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i have a dream that one day nelson madella will be 109 years old  Kiss Kiss Kiss

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- pauline4u at 18-07-2012 01:36 PM (11 years ago)
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Happy Birthday to you Sir!
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- igbonnanna at 18-07-2012 01:47 PM (11 years ago)
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, THE ICON OF PEACE, LOVE AND STABILITY OF AFRICA. We love you and wish you long life and Divine Protection as usual.

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- Simon-Zeletus at 18-07-2012 02:07 PM (11 years ago)
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Wish you more years ahead great Africa
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- sexyBishop at 18-07-2012 02:18 PM (11 years ago)
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- crusifixo at 18-07-2012 02:21 PM (11 years ago)
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CONGRATS MANDELA WISHING YOU HAPPY DAYS AHEAD................ Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
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