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President Barack Obama delivers a speech during the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013.  (Photo ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

World Leaders, South Africans Honor Mandela

President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century, urging the world to carry on his legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and discrimination.

12/10/2013

ANC (African National Congress) President Nelson Mandela raises his fist on November 13, 1993, during a meeting in Mpumalanga. (WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Mandela Family Releases First Statement Since Leader’s Death

In their first statement since his death, Nelson Mandela’s family says they’ve “lost a great man, a son of the soil.”

12/07/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg - Jan. 22, 2013 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Announces Mayors’ Summit To Fight Climate Change

A summit of city mayors will convene in February of next year in Johannesburg, to discuss ways to fight global climate change.

03/12/2013