Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Woman Strips Naked To Pay Homage To Statue Of Nelson Mandela

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A woman at the Nelson Mandela Square in South Africa stripped naked, and then hugged and paid homage to the massive Nelson Mandela's statue.

According to reports, this caused quite the ruckus as people around rushed out to see her and a man got smacked on the head by his wife for trying to take a closer look.

Someone managed to get a picture (below), before the guard on duty told put on her clothes, which she did and left.

It's kind of creepy, but maybe she had deeper reasons. Doesn't it make you wonder what was going through her mind?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Google Doodle Honors Nelson Mandela, South African Activist, For Posthumous 96th Birthday.

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NELSON MANDELA : 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013

Google has honored former South African President, anti-apartheid revolutionary and philanthropist Nelson Mandela with a Doodle on the occasion of the leader's 96th birthday.

Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa from 1994-99, turns 96th on Friday, 18th July.

Born on July 18, 1918, Mandela became involved in anti-colonial politics and joined African National Congress (ANC) where he also served as the President from 1991-97. However, prior to being the president of ANC, he gained prominence during the 1952 Defiance Campaign of the ANC.

Arrested and convicted for conspiracy to overthrow the state in 1962, he was sentence to life imprisonment and served 27 years of his life in prison until his release in 1990.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Madiba Lives On - Some of Nelson Mandela's Best Quotes

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Nelson Mandela passed away last Thursday aged 95 and the South African president Jacob Zuma in announcing his death stated, “Our nation has lost its greatest son, yet what made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves, and in him we saw so much of ourselves.” This cannot be more true.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Memorial Service For Nelson Mandela at the Aso Villa Chapel, Abuja

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Someone said Goodluck Jonathan was Nigeria's Mandela which I think is ill advised, as only history will prove that. President Jonathan himself who was in Paris when news of Mandela's death was announced was more officious. He declared three days of national mourning with flags to be flown at half mast, which was fitting considering the historical ties between Nigeria and South Africa, and Nelson Mandela n particular. The three days culminated in a memorial service for the late Mandela held yesterday at the Aso Villa Chapel, Abuja. Mandela will be buried in SA, December 15. May his soul rest in peace.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Nelson Mandela Discharged From Hospital

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who has been in hospital for the past few months has just been discharged. He returned home on Sunday after being treated for a recurring lung infection, and having to be on life support for a while. The 95 years old Mandela is an icon for Africa and beyond.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Throwback Thursday - Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela in prison

Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, so today is his 95th birthday. His name Rolihlahla, translated from Xhosa means literally “pulling a branch off a tree” — or, more colloquially, “troublemaker.” He was tried for treason for over five years and was jailed for 27. He became the first South African president elected in a free and fair election for all SA citizens. Mandela will forever remain a deep footprint in history.