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Opinion: Too popular for his own good?

Opinion: Too popular for his own good?

The failure of former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami to attend the funeral of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg earlier this month raised a big question for me, because Khatami had previously announced that he planned to take part in the ceremony. Ali Akbar Velayati,...
South Africa bids farewell to Mandela

South Africa bids farewell to Mandela

Qunu, South Africa, Reuters—South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, closing one chapter in its tortured history and opening another in which the multi-racial democracy he founded will have to discover if it can thrive without its central pillar. The Nobel peace...
Opinion: An Arab Mandela

Opinion: An Arab Mandela

Today, we are laying to rest the great African leader Nelson Mandela, who passed away on December 5 at the age of 95. Of his long life, he spent 27 years in prison and 23 in freedom as a political activist, a president, a leader, an inspiration to the African...