fredag 6 december 2013

Nelson Mandela avliden vid 95 års ålder

Sydafrikas ledarikon Nelson Mandela, avled igår vid 95 års ålder. Här rapporterar NBC:

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Här talar president Obama också om Mandelas bortgång:

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USA:s presidenter uttalade sig också om Mandelas bortgång:

George Herbert Walker Bush meddelade:

“Barbara and I mourn the passing of one of the greatest believers in freedom we have had the privilege to know. He was a man of tremendous moral courage, who changed the course of history in his country. Barbara and I had great respect for President Mandela, and send our condolences to his family and countrymen. As President, I watched in wonder as Nelson Mandela had the remarkable capacity to forgive his jailers following 26 years of wrongful imprisonment — setting a powerful example of redemption and grace for us all.”

Jimmy Carter:

“His passion for freedom and justice created new hope for generations of oppressed people worldwide, and because of him, South Africa is today one of the world’s leading democracies. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family at this difficult time.”

George W. Bush:

“President Mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. He bore his burdens with dignity and grace, and our world is better off because of his example. This good man will be missed, but his contributions will live on forever. Laura and I send our heartfelt sympathy to President Mandela’s family and to the citizens of the nation he loved.”

Bill Clinton:

“We will remember him as a man of uncommon grace and compassion, for whom abandoning bitterness and embracing adversaries was not just a political strategy but a way of life. All of us are living in a better world because of the life that Madiba lived. He proved that there is freedom in forgiving, that a big heart is better than a closed mind, and that life’s real victories must be shared.”

Här är trailern till "Long Walk to Freedom" - berättelsen om Nelson Mandelas liv och kamp för de svartas frihet från förtryck i Sydafrika:

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