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On our December 11, 2013 program:
“Remembering Nelson Mandela”
World leaders, headlined by U.S. President Barack Obama and three former U.S. presidents, have traveled to South Africa for Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela, who died last week at the age of 95. South African officials say at least 80 heads of state, royalty and top government officials are expected to attend the event which is being held in the Soccer City stadium, site of the 2010 World Cup. In addition, celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Bono and Richard Branson are also expected to attend the event celebrating the life of Mr. Mandela. His body will lie in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the political capital of the South African government, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The memorials and events will culminate with Mandela's burial on Sunday, December 15th in his boyhood home of Qunu.
Join us for this live 60-minute television and radio call-in simulcast, when host Shaka Ssali and his guests remember the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela as we follow his footsteps from the Robben Island Prison to becoming the President of the South Africa.
Via Remote: Qunu, South Africa’s Eastern Cape Coast
VOA, Chief of Hausa Service
Dr. Saad Sheikh Omar Noor
Former Representative of the Republic of Somaliland to the United States
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