Global Community Reacts to Death of Nelson Mandela, Reflects on His Contributions to Global AIDS Response
December 6, 2013
"Nelson Mandela, who led the emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule and served as his country's first black president, becoming an international emblem of dignity and forbearance, died Thursday night. He was 95," the New York Times reports (Keller, 12/5). "Tributes began flooding in almost immediately for a man who was an iconic global symbol of struggle against injustice and of racial reconciliation," Reuters notes, adding, "U.S. President Barack Obama said the world had lost 'one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth'" (Cropley/Fletcher, 12/5). "Madiba's 'long walk to freedom' gave new meaning to courage, character, forgiveness, and human dignity. ... He will be remembered as a pioneer for peace," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in aView Full Article
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