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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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Foreign dignitaries to speak at Mandela memorial

Tributes from foreign dignitaries at the Nelson Mandela memorial service will include:

  • President Barack Obama (USA)
  • President Dilma Rousseff (Brazil)
  • Vice-President Li Yuanchao (China)
  • President Hifikepunye Pohamba (Namibia)
  • President Pranab Mukherjee (India)
  • President Raul Castro Ruz (Cuba)

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