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Obama leads tributes to Mandela at memorial service

US President Barack Obama has led the tributes to Nelson Mandela saying that South Africa's democracy is his "cherished legacy." Thousands gathered in Johannesburg to celebrate the life of the former South African president.

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Castro praises Mandela as 'ultimate symbol of dignity'

Cuban President Raul Castro is speaking at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

Cuban President Raul Castro

He described Mandela as the "ultimate symbol of dignity and unwavering dedication to the revolutionary struggle for freedom and justice".

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