Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump

Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump

Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump

"Just as people spoke about the triumph of democracy in the 90s, people now are talking about the triumph of tribalism and the strong man".

"Through his sacrifice and unwavering leadership and, perhaps most of all, through his moral example, Mandela. came to embody the universal aspirations of dispossessed people", Obama said.

Obama is expected to deliver a message of "creating conditions for bridging divides, working across ideological lines, and resisting oppression and inequality" the Nelson Mandela Foundation wrote in a statement.

Mandela died in 2013 at the age of 95.

Imprisoned for almost three decades for his fight against state-sanctioned racial segregation, he was freed in 1990 and quickly set about working to unite the nation through forgiveness and reconciliation, becoming South Africa's first black president.

Obama's speech was attended by many local and national political leaders in Africa.

While he said that sexism still existed in South Africa, he added that Madiba would have wanted it to be rooted out. The "Gandhi of the African continent" has received, and rightfully so, more than 250 honours including The Nobel Peace Prize and the Bharat Ratna.

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Speaking in honor of the late Nelson Mandela, Obama launched a passionate and much-needed defense of facts.

His lecture, titled "Renewing the Mandela legacy and promoting active citizenship in a changing world", tracked the transformation of the world, particularly in terms of race relations and human rights, over the past 100 years. These days "we see much of the world threatening to return to a more unsafe, more brutal, way of doing business", he said.

'I said the word "would" instead of "wouldn't".

"Basic truths do not change", Obama said.

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Delivering the Mandela lecture.

The speech comes on the eve of "Mandela Day" - his birthday, which is marked around the world every year on July 18. "And to be here with so many who claim to be my family".

He also planted a tree at Mandela's rural home. There's a president who acts and speaks exactly like someone would if they were being blackmailed by Vladimir Putin, who calls other countries "shitholes", and is fine with policies that put children in cages.

Prince Harry visited Mandela's cell on the island during a 2015 trip to South Africa.

Obama told the crowd he enjoyed the more informal setting of town halls as he often saw ambitious "kindred spirits" who were "doing unbelievable things but so often feel isolated" and lacked the framework to take their ideas forward.

The duke and duchess of Sussex meet Nelson Mandela's friends Paul and Adelaide Joseph during a visit to the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition.

Ramaphosa said the process of expropriating land without compensation would lead to enhancing the growth of South Africa and increase agricultural production and food security.

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The exhibition at London's Southbank Centre is free to the public and runs until August 19.

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