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The Obama – Castro handshake

On December 10, however, at the beginning of the memorial service for Nelson “Madiba” Mandela in the heart of Soweto, South Africa, the handshake between President Barack Obama and President Raul Castro Ruz of Cuba was viewed differently ...

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Jesse Jackson, Sr. almost missed Mandela’s funeral

Jesse Jackson, Sr. almost missed Mandela’s funeral By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist     PRETORIA, South Africa – Jesse Jackson, Sr. left the Southern Sun Hotel in downtown Pretoria shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday, expecting it would take less than two hours to fly 541 miles to Qunu, where funeral services were being held for former South African President Nelson Mandela. The first indication that it would take ...

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